In 2018, NITV’s flagship news and current affairs program The Point is returning with new hosts and a special weekly one-hour issues-based panel show, kicking off from Thursday March 22 at 8.30pm.
NITV has appointed social commentator John Paul Janke and investigative journalist Rachael Hocking to take the reins of The Point in 2018.
Each week they will be joined by key commentators and high-profile talent to wrestle with the stories and issues impacting first Australians.
With a network of correspondents and contributors across the country, The Point will continue to deliver agenda-setting original journalism, special investigations and the latest news. A lineup of regular guests will explore consumer affairs, social media, the arts, science and technology as well as music, comedy and celebrity interviews.
NITV’s Karla Grant, Natalie Ahmat, Ryan Liddle and Kris Flanders return in 2018 with correspondents Nakari Thorpe (Canberra), Madeline Hayman-Reber (Melbourne), Ella Archibald- Binge (Brisbane), Elliana Lawford (Darwin) and Rangi Hirini (Perth) making sure that a diverse range of indigenous voices are heard.
Channel manager for NITV Tanya Orman said: “As NITV welcomes a new season of The Point in 2018, we have again evolved and responded to our viewers. The result is a new punchy weekly format, led by our wonderful co-hosts John Paul Janke and Rachael Hocking, covering hugely important issues to our community and in-depth conversations with fascinating, well-known figures, all encapsulated into an hour-long episode. This season of The Point is not to be missed.”
Top photo: John Paul Janke and Rachael Hocking