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Pat Kenny and Colette Fitzpatrick are to host a new current affairs show every Wednesday night on TV3

Further to  the launch of TV3’s Autumn schedule.

Turlough writes:

Can any of your readers working in television explain why TV3 now wishes to copy RTÉ in the area of current affairs. The Vincent Browne show was genuinely innovative…but we really don’t need a Prime Time lite…How Pat Kenny and Colette Fitzpatrick could be seen as an alternative to what we are getting already on RTÉ is beyond me….

Anyone?

UPDATE:

Turlough adds:

I’m not having a go at Colette who seems very nice…

Pic: Brian McEvoy

Thanks Eamonn

47 thoughts on “Ask A Broadsheet Reader

    1. Tish Mahorey

      Phew! Sorry I’m late everyone. Everyone involved with this nonsense drinks moccachinos with Fionnuala the gaeligore yummy mummy faux designer and her spoiled children in Stoneybatter I’m so very lonely.

  1. Jack Johnson

    “but do we really don’t need a Prime Time lite”

    That we really don’t, do we really, I’d have to say – eh, No we don’t !!!

  2. ringusboreum

    Makes no difference who is in front of camera, it is the team behind and the editor who call the shots, and the stories. Look out for some serious tabloid journalism with sensationalist headlines and salacious drivel !

  3. Medium Sized C

    The only innovation I saw on Vincent Browne was to have a host who couldn’t control his one opinion.

  4. manonfire

    Collette was a top journo with the herald, aswell as an in-demand current affairs broadcaster, like a terrier she really addressed wimins issues..

  5. Vote Rep #1

    Who cares what tv3 put on? You don’t pay towards. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it and they will get rid.

    1. manonfire

      Frank Malone of liberty insurance/virgin/UPC owns it, he didnt buy tv3 and bransons virgin for nothing..

  6. Harry Molloy

    People who watch Vinny B have no interest in discussion, they just want to see him tear strips off politicians they don’t like.

    And get pissed off when he tears strips out of the politicians they do like.

      1. Harry Molloy

        I know someone who was on the show and they were convinced he was falling asleep half the time and would jerk awake when someone said something in his ear. Then start stripping someone

  7. Louis Lefronde

    And neither do we need a left-wing rant from the Ill-informed, the ignorant and the downright crazy

    1. Louis Lefronde

      The Vincent Brown show was the daftest thing I ever saw and that includes Fox & Friends, Russia Today and Garda Patrol!!!!

      1. Paddy

        Ever see an Irish Language programme year ago named ” O’Duill’ ” ? Now, that was daft. The theme music was that whistler fellow Roger Whittager is think. Oh yeah – that WAS daft.

  8. Andy Moore

    RTE 1 are doing the Hangover Pt 4 ”the new Dawn” I think I’ll stick with Donnybrook ?>? I prefer my Rags in paper form Thank You very much ??

  9. Fully Keen

    I don’t care.

    If you are watching Irish television to gain some sort of insight into political goings on you are wasting your life.

    Those “shows” are spin and entertainment. Nothing more or less.

    Might as well be watching expose.

    Have a happier life and avoid it.

    1. Paddy

      Nobody takes a blind bit of notice what Kenny has to say. He ‘presented’ the Wexford Businsss Awards this year, and the audience took fa notice, just kept up their own conversations and ignored him. 800+ at the do.

  10. phil

    Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads,
    Pat: We will see you right after this break.
    Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads,
    Pat:Hello Again, Collette, whats coming up next?
    Collette: Ads Pat, More Ads.
    Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads,
    Pat: Goodnight , See you next week.
    Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads, Ads,

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