Tova Talks Tanks and More

Prime will screen radio journalist Tova O’Brien’s interview with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday at 7.30.

It also will stream on Neon from Tuesday.

Reads the blurb for Tova Meets Zelensky:

Today FM journalist and radio host Tova O’Brien sits down with President Volodymyr Zelensky in an exclusive interview to hear first-hand his response to New Zealand’s support of Ukraine in the face of Russia’s illegal invasion.  In a far-reaching discussion, we get close up to one of the world’s most charismatic leaders – a patriot seeking to save his people, an isolated father and husband and a passionate statesman warning the world of the consequences of war fatigue. We also meet many of the Kiwis who are in Ukraine, humanitarians and fighters, for whom the Russian-Ukraine war has become entirely personal.

The interview has been funded through NZ On Air’s Public Interest Journalism initiative and will pre-empt American Pickers. It also will be repeated the following Saturday at 8.25.

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2 Responses to “Tova Talks Tanks and More”

  1. Good get for Prime. Hope it’s the start of a relationship between MediaWorks and Sky for more current affairs documentaries on Prime if this one does well. Prime airs so many episodes of American Pickers, Storage Wars and Pawn Stars across the schedule that I don’t think anyone will miss it on Monday night.

  2. Unfortunately the interview was flat and hard to watch. When you think that Tova had a great opportunity with a president for this interview, wasted … Her questions were all about how “mighty NZ” could be in this war, not enough from the NZ government, where did she get her questions from? … We are not one of the greatest superpowers of the world, we don’t have much firepower, our army is so little that’s why diplomacy first. President Volodymyr’s replies were really good and he clearly understands our position and our government (far away, tickets costs, sending and army from here and how many checkpoints to pass until things gets to Ukraine?). Not a hint on the distance from here, there is no map to educate the New Zealand public about the places they are talking about in this interview in Ukraine. I hope Sky TV NZ get their own news channel with real journalists someday.

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