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Rodney Hide To Try To Boost Charter TV


Rodney Hide To Try To Boost Charter TV

ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today that he had accepted Dr Brian Edwards' invitation to try and pump some life into his ailing chat show "Edwards at Large".

"Within two hours of me criticising the Labour Government's funding of `Edwards at Large,' the show's producer was on the phone inviting me on for this Saturday," Mr Hide said.

"I readily accepted - `Edwards At Large' clearly needs help.

"Last week `Edwards at Large' rated just one percent in the key demographic of 18-39 year olds and an asterisk - that means zero - on the rating scale. Last Saturday, it followed `Antiques Road Show' and `Waking the Dead'. The irony of the previous shows' titles is not lost on TVNZ staff. They have suggested renaming `Edwards at Large' `Six Feet Under'.

"Prime Minister Helen Clark has pumped $190,000 of taxpayers' cash into her media trainers' show. They are not getting value for money.

"Dr Edwards says he is trying to dish up `fillet steak' over what he calls the `mountains of hamburger' on TV3 and TVNZ every night. He says his friends prefer `steak'. No doubt the Prime Minister and her flunkies enjoy having their media trainer with his own show, but it would appear that not many viewers do.

"I will do my best to pump some life into his show. But I think the two of us will struggle. We will be up against the All Blacks beating the Wallabies on TV3 - a show brought to New Zealanders at no cost to the taxpayer," Mr Hide said.

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