Till now, having
guest editors was a common phenomenon with national dailies, but now news channels seem to be heading in the same direction.
In a first, CNBC Awaaz is all set to launch a new series incorporating the who's who of India Inc. and political circles, and other achievers, in a new series called 'CNBC Awaaz Guest Editors', which will be telecast starting May 23.
Says Sanjay Pugalia, editor, Awaaz, "We are inviting achievers and leaders from different facets of life to head our news desk for a day."
What can a guest editor, a common phenomenon among newspapers, bring to a news channel, especially when he is at the helm of affairs for a single day?
"We are talking about industry leaders and political honchos. They will surely bring in a fresh perspective and break the routine," he says.
One of Biyani's ideas was to cover how a two metre length of cloth is converted into a shirt and the steps involved in adding value to it.
Kishore Biyani's interaction with the news team will be telecast today at 9.30pm on the channel, while his news bulletin (editor's choice) will be telecast at 8pm.
Pugalia adds, "We have aviation minister Praful Patel and Jyotindra Raje Scindia lined up as our next two guest editors for the series." The series will be telecast once a month. At least seven different guests will feature as editors during the series.
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