Friday, February 12, 2010

Abhisit goes for White House-style press conference

PM Abhisit Vejjajiva will be interviewed by a panel of about 30 TV anchors in his Sunday programme on Channel 11.

What's the fuss about? Nobody is quite sure. Perhaps, it's PM Office Minister Sathit Wongnongtoey's idea to spice up the premier's Sunday show. Perhaps, Abhisit wants to set the stage of a format similar to the White House's weekly press conference.

Most TV station executives were in a quandary this week when they got an official note signed by Minister Sathit requesting each station to send a few news anchors to join the special programme. Why so many? What's the format? Those were some of the questions raised. Nobody was quite sure about the anwers.

All the PM's handlers were ready to say was: It's going to be a two-hour taping on Saturday at Govt House and you can ask any questions!

We shall see.

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