"Kas notiek Latvijā?" (What's happening in Latvia?) was a weekly necessity 2001 to 2011, with thousands enjoying the sight of host Jānis Domburs subjecting leading politicians and other prominent figures to the sort of tough, well-researched and penetrating interviews that were in short supply back then – and still are.
More than once, the show shifted the political agenda in the entire country. Some politicians were exposed as incompetent, while others gained reputation after emerging from a show with credit and hopes are high that Domburs' return to LTV on November 3 after a decade's absence will again become the must-see political event of the week.
"I see three basic tasks for the show and myself as presenter. The first is to promote openness and responsibility, which can be fully realized only by talking face to face. The second is to reduce all forms of hypocrisy, 'parallel realities' or masquerades in our country. The third is to provide substantive journalism with a lot of facts and opinions, and comparisons concerning what is happening in Latvia and beyond," said Domburs ahead of the first rebooted show.
"What's happening in Latvia?" Will be available to watch live on the public media portal LSM.lv as well as live on LTV every Wednesday at 21:15 on LTV1 and public media portal LSM.lv.