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Forty years of tv journalism: previously, it was not better

The shortage of teachers today would you with tv journalists from the years 70 and 80 in one go can solve the problem.

Martine Tanghe is this year forty years nieuwsanker at the VRT, and that is celebrated with a program, Thanks that you was with us. Tanghe borrowed the series not only the phrase with which they …

Martine Tanghe is this year forty years nieuwsanker at the VRT, and that is celebrated with a program, Thanks that you was with us. Tanghe borrowed the series not only the phrase that they are saying goodbye to the viewer, but also her voice: out of the picture guides they the viewer by forty years of tv journalism.

Previously, it was not better, showed the first episode: the journal was a suit duller, the tone didactic, the choice of subjects too closely, the complacency of the journalists is great. The shortage of teachers today would you with tv journalists from the years 70 and 80 in one go can solve the problem. As explained to Gui Polspoel the audience in those days still strongly in what ‘mutisme’. ‘Mutisme means, for those of you who do not know, silence’, we saw him with a penetrating look say.

Wetstraatjournalistiek handed out the sheets and volksverheffing was the goal. When the journal in 1977, opened with the death of Elvis Presley, and was followed by the accusation that they are with more serious cases would have to be concerned with than the death of a musician.

The Millet-jackets Jambers
Stouter was added at Panorama, where Jambers in 1986 kijkcijferrecords broke up with his legendary report about the popular Millet-jackets. That same broadcast also an item of Walter Zinzen was about abortion, no one knows more, until he left us yesterday itself reminded. Zinzen was when 81-year-old smiling back. But at the end of years 80, he was strijdvaardiger in the note in which he complained about the ‘decency’ in the reports of Jambers. Who responded in turn with a text in which he okselschimmel’ in the repos of Zinzen and co. accuses. Of your colleagues, you need to have it.

But the greatest pressure would come from the VTM. Already made the arrival of the transmitter in ’89 first no impression on the Bd. That the first VTM-news opened with the price of the primeurtomaten, and was received on buldergelach. Siegfried Bracke summed up the reaction of the VRT news service so together: “What can they make us, farmers from Vilvoorde to us even going to say what television is.’ But the tomatoes would be the public service broadcaster, acid breaking up. “They’re on their laurels continue to rest’, noted VTM-nieuwsanker Dany Verstraeten. ‘On the wrong foot.’ The VTM-news was able to quietly grow and became the market leader.

Champagne of the marketers
The VRT broadened eventually his palette. What the viewers and the marketers wanted, was more important. Zinzen remarked not without cynicism that the marketers them on a bottle of champagne brought when the ratings again gelijkliepen with the VTM-news.
‘It’s all too easy to the eyes now to the past, to look and to criticise, ” said Martine Tanghe off-screen. But it is well that Thank you was with us that do. It was fine anecdotes, and a fascinating piece of media history, which is something too much is packaged as a grandfather-tells-tv but is not afraid to own bosom to look. Quite a nice birthday present.

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