Agenda (TVNZ programme)

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Agenda
Genre Current affairs
Directed by Gray Taylor
Presented by Rawdon Christie
Country of origin New Zealand
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Richard Harman
Producer(s) Duncan Wilson (Wellington) Lottta Dann (Auckland)
Editor(s) Victoria Fox
Location(s) TVNZ Centre Auckland, New Zealand
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel TVNZ
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Chronology
Followed by Q+A
External links
Website

Agenda was an hour long current affairs show in New Zealand. It screened at 10 am on Sundays on TV ONE. Its final host was Rawdon Christie with political interviews conducted by Guyon Espiner. Christie and Espiner were joined each week by three panelists from the New Zealand media. In late November 2008 TVNZ announced they would not continue their contract with Frontpage, the producers. Despite speculation that another network may by the rights it was discontinued in 2009 and Q+A replaced it in the Sunday morning slot.[1]

Format[edit]

The show began with Rawdon Christie talking to that week's panelists about the main political events of the previous week. Later on, Guyon Espiner begun interviewing their guests, after which the panelists ask the guest their own questions. Following an ad break, there is the dairy segment and an in-depth look into a major political event before another interview. The show concluded with a book giveaway.

  • Every week near the beginning of the show a pre-recorded segment by the NZ Listener's Jane Clifton running through what has happened in the political week.
  • Also every week a reporter would visit a dairy and talk to the owner about a significant event that has occurred in their area.
  • Each week a student from the University of Auckland would present the results from a student panel that separates political fact from fiction.

Panelists[edit]

  • Richard Long Columnist for Fairfax.
  • David Beatson, formerly directly involved in the media and politics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gibson, Eloise (26 November 2008). "TV show's fate may rest with new Govt". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 

External links[edit]