Your comments on TV and radio
What have we done and what penance should we perform to rid our screens of MasterChef Australia (TVNZ 1, Saturday and WednesdayFriday), or are we condemned to it for all eternity?
Please tell us what to do and we’ll give it a go. Norma McCallum (Waikanae) Talkback responds: Norma, your prayers have been answered. The grand final of MasterChef Australia is on Wednesday. Hallelujah!
Tova O’Brien’s September 16 report on Newshub Live about the Prime Minister’s Sunday speech, outlining the Government’s priorities, failed to tell us anything that the PM said, but, instead, irrelevantly told us a lot about what O’Brien thought of it all.
The report included a brief interview with the PM in which O’Brien interrupted her before she had time to complete a sentence.
It’s the same on TVNZ 1. In a recent interview with Grant Robertson, Corin
Dann kept interrupting him before he could complete an answer. Such behaviour by TV journalists can only alienate viewers by showing them they need to turn to other media for basic information. Lindsay Shelton (Wellington)
In a similar vein to M Thompson’s point on pronunciation ( Talkback, September 29), the latest trend seems to be to speak as rapidly and for as long as possible before taking a breath, which then becomes a horribly loud hissing intake.
Maybe their microphones are much more sensitive than previously? Scotty Morrison was particularly speedy and hissy recently on 1 News.
This also happens on RNZ National. Please slow down and smell the roses. Clare Dudley (Coromandel)
On September 26, I listened on RNZ Concert to Last
Night of the Proms at the
Royal Albert Hall. It was heart-warming with a sense of togetherness spiced by good-humoured interaction between audience and conductor.
I dare inject a sour note. Land of Hope and Glory … Mother of the free? Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set? Rule Britannia?
British journalist Richard Gott wrote, “The British empire was essentially a Hitlerian project on a grand scale, involving military conquest and dictatorship, extermination and genocide, martial law and ‘special courts’, slavery and forced labour …”
Aotearoa/New Zealand didn’t escape. Think of Parihaka. Allen Cookson (Oxford)