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Corona pandemic: ARD talk shows are partially considering return of the audience


Because of the corona pandemic, no audience was allowed into the studios of the major political talk shows for a long time. That could change after the summer break. It is still unclear which criteria should then apply to viewers.

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Frank Plasberg in the studio for the program "Hart aber fair"

Photo: Stephan Pick / dpa

The falling corona numbers have allowed more easing in the country for weeks.

Less strict measures are now also being considered for public television.

In the corona pandemic, the major ARD political talk shows got along without an audience - after the summer break, that could change in some studios and studio viewers could return.

The moderator of “Hard but fair”, Frank Plasberg, told the media magazine “Übermedien”: “It should start again with a studio audience.

We all learned again during the crisis that one should be careful with predictions - but at the moment it is planned that after the summer break on August 23

will have spectators there again. "

Plasberg also said: “We don't yet know how many.

Also not yet whether they have to be tested, vaccinated or whatever.

In any case, I'm very happy that we can fill our arena again - at least a little. "

At the request of the dpa news agency, the first confirmed the plans for “Hart aber fair” and announced on other ARD talk shows: “There is also› Maischberger.

die woche ‹Considerations to broadcast in front of an audience again after the summer break - here too, provided that the corona situation remains stable.

The editors of "Anne Will" have not yet made a decision on this matter. "At the moment, all three talk shows are on their summer break for several weeks.

asc / dpa

Source: spiegel

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