A doco revival

spotlights crime and injustice

A recent revival of local prime-time TV documentaries has highlighted some thorny social issues and raised awkward questions about justice and equality. Among them was a revealing investigation this week showing the cost of white-collar crime dwarfs that of welfare fraud, but draws lighter punishments and gets a lot less scrutiny in the media than the kind of crimes that play out in public. 

For years, the heyday of New Zealand TV documentary and current affairs seemed to be in the past. 

Gone are the days of Mike McRoberts' mellifluous voice introducing local investigative stories on 60 Minutes after a few seconds of distinctive clock-ticking. The popular franchise stopped producing local content some years ago.

Link to recording and article: A doco revival spotlights crime and injustice | RNZ


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