I think it is wonderful that we are having this discussion. We are avid Campbell Live watchers and being in Taranaki feel that this has been our main direct connection with the issues that our fellow citizens in Christchurch are continuing to go through. If Hope and Wire adds to the knowledge of non-Cantabrians of the effects and follow on issues of the earthquakes, then that, to me, is a good thing
Haven't had time to read all the posts so my comment may have been covered. One thing that John Campbell does that I thoroughly approve of is the credit he gives on stories to the reporters and the back office staff - camera people, editors, producers et al. I enjoyed the interview and am an unabashed fan of the programme - warts and all.