VTM pioneer and close friend of Dany Verstraeten leaves news service after 35 years: “When we switched, everyone thought we were crazy” | TV

VTM pioneer and close friend of Dany Verstraeten leaves news service after 35 years: “When we switched, everyone thought we were crazy” | TV
VTM pioneer and close friend of Dany Verstraeten leaves news service after 35 years: “When we switched, everyone thought we were crazy” | TV
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TVExactly 35 years ago they wrote TV history together with the very first VTM NIEUWS. Afterwards, more than 10,000 live broadcasts followed and they became best friends. The experienced tandem quits. Six months after the retirement of news anchor Dany Verstraeten (68), today his trusted director Chris Poelmans (67) is also closing the door of the newsroom permanently behind him. How do the two opposites look back on their unique collaboration and what do they remember from a historic day in 1989? “We lived in a daze during those first years.”


Hans Luyten

01-02-24, 06:11


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