Has TVNZ has decided Seven Sharp isn’t sharp enough?
BREAKING Hosking & Toni Street to do 7Sharp. Mau & Tamati gone. Nadine to do Breakfast with Rawdon. Serious angst breakout at TVNZ.—
Bill Ralston (@BillyRalston) December 17, 2013
The changes can’t have anything to do with the Broadcasting Standards Authority ordering TVNZ to apologise for “personal abuse masquerading as satire” about Conservative Party leader Colin Craig.
Jesse Mulligan who delivered the diatribe is staying on the show.
The programme got bad reviews before it started.
I warmed to it after it gave the title of the country’s Sharpest Town to Oamaru.
But the programme never fired and TV3’s Campbell Live became the default for anything resembling harder news stories.
The changes have prompted a bit of a media merry-go-round.
Seven Sharp presenter Ali Mau is leaving TVNZ’s light current affairs evening show to host a RadioLIVE programme with Willie Jackson.
The pair will host a new early afternoon show. . .
Jackson previously hosted an afternoon RadioLIVE show with John Tamihere, but both were taken off air after an interview with an alleged friend of a Roast Busters victim.
Tamihere will not be returning to RadioLIVE next year.