The Inside Story (Philippine TV series)

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The Inside Story
Genre Public affairs
Created by ABS-CBN Corporation
Developed by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Starring Loren Legarda
Country of origin Philippines
No. of episodes Varies
Running time 1 hour
Original network ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release July 10, 1990 (1990-07-10) – November 10, 1998 (1998-11-10)

The Inside Story was a public affairs show aired on ABS-CBN from July 10, 1990 to November 10, 1998. It was later replaced by The Correspondents. It airs every Tuesday. The show ended because Loren Legarda left the network after filing her candidancy as a Lakas-NUCD-UMDP senator and won with over 14 million votes.


"THE INSIDE STORY" is a 60-minute newsmagazine program produced by the News and Current Affairs Department of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. As its title suggests, the program provides incisive and investigative accounts on important events and significant personages that shapes the Filipino nation. Divided into three independent segments, each episode of "The Inside Story" endeavors to enrich the national consciousness of the viewing public and help mold public opinion by providing them with vignettes of both contemporary and indigenous culture. Geared for an audience of young professionals, as well as policy-makers and decision-makers, "The Inside Story" has observed a steadily growing viewership among students, who consider the program's accurate reportage and engaging visual elements a good reference for socio-cultural and political concerns, not only in the local scenario but in the global village as well. Anchored by the highly esteemed broadcast journalist and anchor of ABS-CBN's late-night newscast The World Tonight, Loren Legarda "The Inside Story" has garnered numerous awards and citations for its endeavors, and has enjoyed remarkable program ratings since its inception in 1990. Since November 1994, the Pulse TV Meter Report has consistently cited "The Inside Story" as among the Top 20 late evening shows in the country—a first among News and Current Affairs programs in late-night timeslot. It continues to enjoy double digit ratings and is considered the leader in viewership among late evening newsmagazines. "The Inside Story" concerns itself greatly preserving the moral fiber of the nation, which is in a constant state of flux. Therefore, aside from the standard reports on the "headline" materials, the program also features matters of cultural, social, and environmental interest. It has also been serving the global Filipino with coverage spanning the whole archipelago, as well as key cities in Asia, Europe, the United States and the Middle East. Multi-awarded. Accurate. Credible. Top-rating. World-class.


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