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WDR threatens a dispute: the Broadcasting Council apparently accuses Plasberg successor Klamroth of breaking the rules


Louis Klamroth has only been a moderator for WDR for a month. In the Broadcasting Council, however, he is seen as controversial – with a view to his private life. Is there a tearing test?

Louis Klamroth has only been a moderator for WDR for a month.

In the Broadcasting Council, however, he is seen as controversial – with a view to his private life.

Is there a tearing test?

Munich – Louis Klamroth has taken on what is probably the most pressing topic of all for this Monday: how to deal with the climate crisis.

In the fourth edition of the ARD political talk "Hart aber fair" since Frank Plasberg handed over the baton to the son of actor Peter Lohmeyer, the topic is: "Last descent - how does the climate crisis change everyday life and life?" Born in Hamburg, among others, with the meteorologist Sven Plöger, a spokeswoman for the "last generation", who takes no prisoners in her climate protests, and Hildegard Müller, the president of the Association of the Automotive Industry.

The next day, the WDR broadcasting council will talk about Klamroth.

Apparently, his appearance the night before is only marginal.

Rather, the committee will deal with the private life of the 33-year-old, as reported by the


and the

world on Sunday


The focus is on the moderator's relationship with Germany's most well-known climate protection activist Luisa Neubauer.

WDR dispute over Klamroth?

Allegation of violating compliance rules

Klamroth is said to have only informed WDR after the contract was signed that the 26-year-old is his partner.

For some critics, the constellation is said to represent a violation of the broadcaster's compliance rules.

Because these stipulate that employees must strictly separate their professional and private lives.

By dealing with Klamroth's private life, the WDR Broadcasting Council confronts the top broadcaster, as

reported by

Another sensitive topic at the meeting is said to be the WDR coverage of the evacuation of Lützerath in favor of an RWE opencast lignite mine.

Specifically, it is about the playback of a press conference in a live ticker, in which serious allegations by an activist towards the police could be read.

According to this, law enforcement officers seriously injured activists during their deployment – ​​this later turned out to be wrong.

According to Welt am Sonntag

, WDR contradicted

the accusation that it had neglected its duty of care in reporting.

A note was also posted that the information provided by the activists "cannot be checked at the moment".

Video: Presenter Louis Klamroth in portrait

WDR Broadcasting Council contra Klamroth: Apparently already a clash between the supervisors and the program manager

In an interview with

Focus Online

, CDU politician Gregor Golland, who is a member of the WDR broadcasting council, complained: "There are so many small things that made the camel overflow.

That's why the CDU broadcasting councils - with the full backing of the entire North Rhine-Westphalia state parliamentary group - wrote a fire letter to the WDR director general Tom Buhrow party that he had spread through his Instagram channel".

According to

Welt am Sonntag

, however, the confrontation is mainly based on the Klamroth personality.

Buhrow and program director Jörg Schönenborn are therefore behind the Plasberg successor.

Last week, at a meeting of the program committee, there was a clash between supervisors and Schönenborn.

The latter should argue that the compliance rules only applied to Klamroth after the contract was signed.

Klamroth in the climate talk: broadcasting councils may call on WDR to separate in the summer

According to the report, the critics among the broadcasting councils - apparently representatives of the CDU and SPD - "above all the perceived careless handling of the cause by the management level".

There is even room to ask the top broadcasters not to extend the contract with Klamroth, which is due to expire in the summer.

During the climate talk, the Klamroth critics will certainly take a very close look and listen.

The winner of the German Television Award 2018 will probably not be able to catapult himself out of the line of fire any time soon.

In the worst case, the WDR faces an ordeal.


Source: merkur

All news articles on 2023-01-30

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