Current Affairs is going back to the future with the release of a new on-line current affairs show called Waatea 5th Estate.
It’s a discussion panel dedicated to giving as wide a range of perspectives as possible on issues affecting New Zealand.
The nightly half hour show is a partnership between high profile Maori broadcaster former MP Willie Jackson and left wing blogger provocateur Martyn Bomber Bradbury.
Streaming live each night at 07:01 pm the timeslot is a chance for the public to see just what the mainstream channels aren’t telling you before clicking over to the real deal says Bradbury .
‘People are sick and tired of dumbed down tabloid trash served up as current affairs’.
‘TPPA is a classic example of how main stream media silenced hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders by ignoring them’ adds Bradbury
‘Let’s not start with how mainstream totally ignores Maori issues or viewpoints’ says Willie Jackson.
The pair see the web series broadcast on www.waateanews.com as a back to the future for current affairs.
The high profile political commentators both agree there’s a hunger for the old fashion in-depth rational critique of serious issues.
‘These days more and more people are looking on line to get a wider broader critical view of events, unencumbered’ says Bradbury.
The show will feature key figures from politicians activists and academics Maori and non-Maori.
(ed:..and ‘break a leg’ to them..eh..?..it isn’t as tho’ we have a surfeit of current-affairs shows on the telly..eh..?..