alasta: Fortunately Weldon never got around to dumping The Nation, which has funding from the NZ On Air Platinum Fund. It's probably the only decent current affairs show left.
That's true, and there are a couple of simar Sunday morning shows on One. It's kind of amazing after so many years of 630/730 current affairs grilling politicians every weeknight. Those Sunday morning shows and that's all.
Maori TV may be in the best position to build a serious show in primetime. These days I guess the politicians feel very little obligation to show up.