9:10pm Wednesday, November 11 on TVNZ 7
TVNZ 7′s lively political show is marking Spotlight On The Economy with an economy special which will lay bare the economic aims from the government representatives themselves.
Filmed live in the Backbencher pub across the street from Parliament, host, Wallace Chapman, will moderate the discussion from the floor of the pub, and probe a number of the key finance spokespeople, as well as the patrons, on topics which affect the everyday person.
“Back Benches will be talking with the economic experts that are really in the know about the economy – your typical punter down at the pub,” says Chapman.
Chapman hopes to liven up this discussion with the ministers and mavericks while rubbing shoulders with the spectators.
“There’s nothing like a bunch of MPs and a live audience all gathered around a pint to get things stirred up, which is just what we’re going to do for our Spotlight on the Economy special!”
On the show will be a panel of MPs weighing in on the political aspects of the story, and special guests in the audience who are members of the business community. John Key says we are out of the recession, but what does that mean? How do we begin to rebuild our economy? Build salaries? Improve businesses?
On a brighter note, the show will also look at the success stories during the recession and what they can teach us.