Magandang Gabi, Bayan
|Magandang Gabi, Bayan|
|Format||News magazine program|
|Created by||ABS-CBN News & Current Affairs|
|Starring||Noli De Castro (1988-2001, 2001-2004)
Katherine De Castro (2004-2005)
Erwin Tulfo (2004-2005)
Henry Omaga-Diaz (2001, 2004-2005)
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||898 episodes|
|Running time||60 minutes (1988-1991, 2004-2005)
90 minutes (1991-2004)
|Picture format||480i SDTV|
|Original run||August 21, 1988 – December 31, 2005|
|Related shows||XXX: Exklusibong, Explosibong, Exposé|
Magandang Gabi, Bayan (Good Evening, Nation) named after his signature open and close of Noli de Castro, was a top rated news magazine program in the Philippines. the show's last broadcast was on December 31, 2005. The cancellation of the show rumored to be caused by problems with long-time host Noli de Castro and the ABS-CBN management. It was circulated in daily local broadsheets, that the station wanted to attack the Arroyo administration using the show, but de Castro (former Vice-President of the Philippines) decline to attack the 'administration, because he is part of it'.
The program started on August 21, 1988, with its first anchor "Kabayan" ("compatriot" or "fellow countryman") Noli de Castro. The program's aim is to expose illegalities of some Philippine government officials as well as to render public service to the Filipino people. It continues to hold the title for the leading and longest public service program in the Philippines.
The program was styled in the lines of US news magazine programs 60 Minutes and Dateline. The program was also known for its famous Halloween specials featuring various horror stories from in and around the Philippines.
After De Castro's election to the Senate of the Philippines, the program brought in new hosts Katherine "Kat-Kat" de Castro (De Castro's daughter), Erwin Tulfo and Henry Omaga-Diaz.