Trivandrum: To commemorate the completion of 20 years of news broadcast, Asianet News has launched a multi-episode weekly program comprehensively documenting Kerala’s past two decades.
The program – 20 Years: A time when Kerala changed big – written and anchored by the channel’s Editor M G Radhakrishnan, is driven largely by the exclusive footage carefully selected from Asianet News’ rich archives. The programme dwells into the tremendous changes that have come about during the past two decades in different walks of Kerala life including politics, development, sports, cinema, literature etc.
As Kerala’s first private channel which has chronicled the state’s last two decades much more than any other media, the footage used in the programme recreates history and evokes much nostalgia.
The trip down memory lane includes a revisit of major political events that rocked the state like K Karunakaran’s ouster as Chief Minister, the growing internal strife in CPI(M), K R Gowriamma’s ouster from CPI(M), demise of iconic leaders and former Chief Ministers like E M S Nampoothiripad, E K Nayanar, K Karunakaran and P K Vasudevan Nair.
In sports, the programme chronicles the feats of the best talents emerged during the period like Anju Bobby George, Sreesanth, P R Sreejesh etc. It also documents the organized emergence for the first time in Kerala of marginalized people like the tribals and Dalits to fight for livelihood and against the assault on land, water and air.
The programme charts how Kerala emerged from its position of an economically backward state to one of India’s most prosperous states in the past 2-3 decades and also the problems that lie ahead. In the episodes on cinema and literature, the programme scans the creative Malayali’s major achievements as well as setbacks during these significant period.
Asianet News will be airing the 20 episode documentary series on every Saturday at 10:00 pm.