Since The Vote has been dumped for 2014 it is completely unsurprising that the experts on the panel for this month include two comedians from TV3’s Jono and Ben at Ten. I’m not sure if the reason they’re on the show is because they’re young enough, without actually being teenagers, to qualify as having an authoritative voice on the subject or because the show they appear on, which could loosely fall into the current affairs category, rates nearly double what The Vote usually does and their presence may draw across their fans.
TV3 ASKS KIWIS TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON OUR TEENS: THE VOTE DEBATES ‘TEENAGERS HAVE NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD’
Today’s world is full of opportunities for Kiwi teens, but with opportunities come risks. Two New Zealanders – Lorde and Lydia Ko – have topped Time Magazine’s 2013 list of the world’s most influential teenagers. But back home, the Roast Busters story has called into question whether our teens are really coping with the pressures of modern life.
This month, two teams led by Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner will argue the moot ‘Teenagers have never had it so good’ in TV3’s national debate programme The Vote, screening at 8.30pm next Wednesday night. Broadcaster and lawyer, Linda Clark is again the referee, charged with keeping the debaters in line and on topic. Continue reading »