Thursday, November 26, 2009

Current events documentary pushed back to the wee hours of the morning :(

I must say I am a Cheche Lazaro fan.

I make it a point to catch "Probe Profiles," a documentary she hosts, which airs on ABS-CBN Channel 2 every Wednesday after the late night news. With the 2010 elections right around the corner, the show is currently presenting a series of interviews featuring people touted to most probably run for the presidency next year. The show is indeed a fantastic way for the electorate to know the backgrounds of the candidates, hear the opinions of people who oppose these candidates, and hopefully make informed decisions on Election Day.

The show has a HUGE potential of reaching a large number of televiewers both in the Philippines and overseas since it is being aired in one of the Philippines' largest media networks... if only the show is aired somewhat earlier than the 11:45 pm-ish time slot (Philippine Standard Time, GMT +8.00). With this late night-very early morning schedule, the show most likely capture the insomniacs and people who really watch out for each episode. I don't know if the show is being seen by the college students and the early twenties age bracket, who most probably are part of the target audience (many of them are voting for the first time).

I don't know if this essay would reach people in ABS-CBN. Nevertheless, I wish that whoever schedules shows in there move the show's schedule to an earlier time slot. I think a lot more people will benefit from "Probe Profiles" if it's aired earlier. 

Click on the link to go to the Probe Profiles website. =)