Postenpakker – 30 years, VTM News
Celebrities with a press card
22 January 2019 22:51 pm
Never will you have us say, ” That Dany Verstraeten is in thirty years is hardly out of date.’ When we compared the images terugzagen of the very first news broadcast on the commercial channel, on 1 February 1989, there went a shock through us: also on Dany Verstraeten prove time and gravity barrel.
His voice and intonation are not changed, his glance. Now it is corrected quietly, his baptism of fire he had a somewhat feral look in the eyes. As if he even was looking for that …
His voice and intonation are not changed, his glance. Now it is corrected quietly, his baptism of fire he had a somewhat feral look in the eyes. As if he even was looking for that missing second ‘n’ from his surname. The nerves, no doubt, because this shows Verstraeten. That we were able yesterday to ascertain from the stories that he did in the first episode of the three-part look back 30 years, VTM News, flanked by Nadine De Sloovere, with whom he at that time together that first news bulletin presented.
We were also completely forgotten that VTM News initially a duopresentatie was, our memory was so clean. That alone gives existence to this program, but that is still no reason for you to be there for the other easily. 30 years, VTM News promised us a look behind the scenes of that VTM News, but did so only partly. We got a little to much of big words flung about the heroism of the fanatic reporter in the field and about the untold stress that the nieuwsanker gets to count as soon as the opening tune of the show hear. And about the motives behind the noble craft. “You want to mainly transmit knowledge,” said Lynn Wesenbeek about it. That wants each teacher also, but you see them rarely in the crowd pay particular tribute from a float, or a stack of photos of himself out of his car to get signatures from to share. At VTM, journalists are celebrities, that was also with so many words to say, but no one suggested there journalistic questions.
There were about the whole line of little journalistic questions in this review. What subjects do you choose and how do you bring them? What is the meaning of vox pops? It came (for now?) not to bid. Though, we were yet again expanded the images of 9/11 to see, and we could hear what a kick it gives to something like ‘from the first row to be part of’. Yeah.
Only when there is some play in the demolition, was this program worth the effort. The panic and Verstraeten, then in the summer of 1993, two minutes before the broadcast turned out that not Philip, but Albert King Baudouin would follow. Or the twinkle in the eyes of Jan De Wijngaert, when he cowboyverhalen told about the early years of the VTM-sportredactie, that nowhere could because the public broadcaster all the rights possessed. A hoogtewerker hiring to a football game can be beat, where is the time. And where is that second ‘n’ from the first name of Verstraeten?
30 years, VTM News. Tuesday at 21.40 hours on VTM.