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The Pearl Report

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Genre  Public Affairs
Original language(s)  English
Location(s)  Hong Kong
First episode date  1 April 1988
Program creator  TVB News
Audio format  Stereophonic sound
Created by  TVB News
Producer(s)  TVB
Running time  30 minutes
Presented by  Diana Lin
Language  English
Cast  Diana Lin
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The Pearl Report is a public affairs programme aired on TVB Pearl since 1 April 1988.

Contents

The show mainly deals with current affairs in Hong Kong, although there are also stories concerning wider regional and international issues, often produced abroad. Locations covered include the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Germany, Russia, Malaysia, Canada, Oman, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Philippines, United Arab Emirates and all over different parts of China.

A broad spectrum of topic areas are covered on the Pearl Report, including political, social, health, education, human rights, economic and sport-related issues.

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Format

The show is divided into two segments to make up a half-hour show. In-depth documentaries normally last the entire duration of the programme but some stories take up just a single segment.

Each segment begins with an introduction from the show's host, Diana Lin, also its Senior Executive Producer. The stories often start with a teaser to set the tone. Part One usually ends with a hook, giving viewers a taste of what's to follow in Part Two. After a commercial break Diana Lin reappears to introduce the next part, which tends to contain greater focus than the first segment. The host returns at the end of the programme to sign off with "Good night, good luck and good health".

Producers/reporters

The Pearl Report team is made up of its Senior Executive Producer, Diana Lin, six full-time producers and a part-time reporter. As of 2015 they were:

  • Diana Lin (Host)
  • Renato Reyes
  • Chris Lincoln
  • Aleks Solum
  • Billy Wong
  • Yan Zhao
  • Joyce Liu
  • Previous producers include:

  • Phillippa Stewart
  • Chan Siu Sin
  • Vince Lung
  • Naomi Kwok
  • Douglas George
  • Rainbow Ngai
  • Erica Poon
  • Douglas Lam
  • Diane To
  • Gus Chan
  • Interviewees

    A number of notable figures have been interviewed on the Pearl Report.

    Interviewees include:

  • David Akers-Jones
  • Timothy Fok
  • Matthew Hoggard
  • Lim Guan Eng
  • Chris Patten
  • Stephen Chan Chi-wan
  • Donald Tsang
  • Awards

    Pearl Report shows have won numerous awards including:

  • The New York TV and Film Festival Award
  • RTNA Edward Murrow: Asia Television Award
  • References

    The Pearl Report Wikipedia


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