Magandang Gabi, Bayan
|Magandang Gabi, Bayan|
|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 the signature open and close of Noli de Castro, was a news magazine program in the Philippines. The show's last broadcast was on December 31, 2005.
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.