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Topic # 205341 9-Nov-2016 13:57
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According to RNZ, Mediaworks has finally bitten the bullet and put the awful Story rubbish firmly in the bin where it belongs. Even better, Paul 'waste of space' Henry has left the morning show. The only cloud on this otherwise brilliant horizon is that he hasn't been sacked altogether, so there is the risk of his self-satisfied mug popping up in the evening somewhere, but I remain filled with hope for the time being. So far, it is a Very Good Day.

 

  





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  Reply # 1666550 9-Nov-2016 14:18
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I have never been a fan of Henry but he is orders of magnitude better than Hosking. I would also take Garner and DuPlesis- Allen over Hosking and Street





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  Reply # 1666689 9-Nov-2016 16:49
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If Henry goes that's the last breakfast  TV for me .  TVNZ  PC show and if Henry goes  3 will also go  over the top PC with Garner.... 





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  Reply # 1666697 9-Nov-2016 16:52
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I enjoyed Henry in the mornings.  Better than the funereal atmosphere on TVNZ.  I don't have much time for Garner.  A Jeremy Corbett Breakfast show I would watch.





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  Reply # 1666706 9-Nov-2016 17:01
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I thought i read Henry was leaving, then he was staying, now he's leaving?




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  Reply # 1666718 9-Nov-2016 17:12
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MikeAqua: I enjoyed Henry in the mornings. Better than the funereal atmosphere on TVNZ. I don't have much time for Garner. A Jeremy Corbett Breakfast show I would watch. 

 

Same. I find Paul Henry hilarious, absolutely nothing is sacrosanct. I also find him him frustrating the way he talks over people after having just asked a question. In this regard I actually think he's a very poor interviewer as he seems more intent on imposing his point-of-view than actually getting to the gist of whatever matter happens to be at hand. Other than that he's well informed, lively and not afraid of being un-pc. TVNZ's offering is just a dreary dirge and what I think TV3 will be taken down to with Garner as the anchor.

 

I quite like the idea of Corbett out front - a 7 Days style breakfast program :-)


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  Reply # 1666719 9-Nov-2016 17:12
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joker97: I thought i read Henry was leaving, then he was staying, now he's leaving?

 

 

 

he is leaving but staying





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  Reply # 1666826 9-Nov-2016 19:30
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I predicted the demise of Story soon after its launch. I had always believed that TV3 reached its peak audience with Campbell Live, and if Mark Weldon thought that a 'refreshed' 7pm current affairs show would attract new viewers as well as retaining Campbell's loyal audience then he was dreaming. 

 

The problem that Mediaworks has is that the younger audience is scattering over a multitude of online streaming services, while baby boomers are chained to TVNZ and NZME radio and will never shift the dial. There is a small minority of more intellectual media consumers, but they tend to consider public service broadcasting to be their bread and butter and wouldn't want to switch from RNZ to a commercial network with lots of shouty ads. 

 

I personally really like Duncan Garner on radio, but on Story his interactions with Heather seem awkward and unnatural. I'm not sure that he will be a good team player with Paul Henry's old crew, and as for the drive time radio slot I imagine I will be going back to John Campbell.


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