‘Kannadi’ TV programme completes 701 episodesAugust 30th, 2008 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 30 (IANS) The weekly programme “Kannadi”, telecast on Asianet TV channel and into its 15th year of transmission, has now touched 701 episodes. The programme that highlights the woes of the people from all across the state has helped hundreds with financial aid that it received from its viewers.
“This programme was the first one in our channel when it was launched almost 15 years ago and by now we have extended financial help to the tune of Rs.25 million to those whose lives were shown on the programme,” said veteran journalist T.N. Gopakumar who scripts and produces the programme.
A good portion of this financial help has come from viewers settled abroad.
“The responses to the stories have been tremendous and these days every week we get a minimum of Rs.200,000 and it is handed over to the needy whose woes have been aired,” added Gopakumar.
Chief Editor of Asianet TV K.P. Mohanan told reporters here that it was a unique record in the history of Indian TV where a single news programme anchored by one person has touched 701 episodes.
The half-hour programme is aired every Sunday night.