There is a God!
Thank God Mark Sainsbury will be fronting Close Up and not the crazily right wing Paul Henry, the good lord only knows what Paul would have done in the position, reports on how global warming is a myth, that white men with more than 5 cars should get tax cuts or some interview with the American Ambassador where Paul apologises for all the NZ riff raff attacking President Bush. Not that I watch Close UP of course, it’s an appalling program, but I can sleep a little easier knowing the masses aren’t wallowing around in right wing rhetoric.
Sainsbury to head Close Up
Mark Sainsbury has been named the new host for current affairs programme Close-Up, beating out Television New Zealand (TVNZ) colleague Paul Henry for the role. The position was made vacant after host Susan Wood unexpectedly resigned on December 4 following a cancer scare. Sainsbury had been support host, alongside Wood. TVNZ Head of News and Current Affairs Bill Ralston said he was delighted to have a journalist of Sainsbury's ability and experience at the helm of Close Up.