The Enforcement Directorate (ED) gave a clean chit to Arnab Goswami and Republic TV & R Bharat in the 2020 case of manipulation of Television Rating Points (TRP). With the ED clearing him and his Network, Arnab reveals for the first time the plot to frame him in a special program hosted by Barun Das titled ‘Duologue with Barun Das’.
The show which features Arnab will have four episodes, EP1: The Disruptors, EP2: Friends, foes, and fortitude, EP3: Media Inc, EP4: Frankly speaking, finally.
As the title suggests, the show is a two-way interaction to enable exchange of ideas in a free-flowing manner. In the show, Goswami answers, not just about the ratings question but about a whole range of issues facing the Indian news media.
Speaking about the show featuring Goswami, Das said, “I believe leadership is all about disruption. Arnab is phenomenal and makes for an unrivalled case study. You may simply love him or hate him but can ignore him only at your own peril. The best part of having him at ‘Duologue’ has been about his uncanny ability to speak frankly on issues that not only define him but also have a significant bearing on the news media scene in India.”
Talking about the clean chit, Goswami said, “I recorded this Duologue with Barun a few days before the final TRP Report came out. He made me speak about our incarceration for the first time since my arrest. People should know the truth about what happened to the Republic, how we fought and how we have won. Most grateful to Barun for the opportunity.”