GMA’s award-winning public affairs shows move to primetime

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PRIMETIME viewing becomes more relevant and exciting as GMA Public Affairs’ internationally awarded documentary programs add more prestige to GMA News TV with the “Power Block.”

Airing weeknights at 9:15 p.m., “Power Block” brings together the highly acclaimed programs “Front Row,” “Alisto,” “Tunay na Buhay,” “Reporter’s Notebook” and “I-Witness,” which used to air on GMA 7’s Late Night strip.

Kicking off the line-up of eye-opening shows is documentary program “Front Row.” Airing every Monday, “Front Row” features stories told from a first-person point of view, a departure from the usual host-driven documentaries usually seen on television.

On Tuesday, GMA News and Public Affairs pillar Arnold Clavio leads the public service show, “Alisto.” It features stories from actual videos of people faced with life-threatening situations as well as the latest modus operandi and stories on crime and safety. Promoting safety, the show aims to remind viewers to be always alert.

Meanwhile, airing on Wednesday is “Tunay na Buhay” hosted by award-winning broadcast journalist Pia Arcangel. The show celebrates the triumphs of the human spirit through the inspiring stories of people from all walks of life.

Taking the Thursday slot is investigative program, “Reporter’s Notebook,” hosted by veteran journalists Maki Pulido and Jun Veneracion. Over the years, “Reporter’s Notebook” has brought significant issues to the attention of the public, with many stories given more attention by the authorities after being tackled on the show.

Rounding off the line-up of Power Block is the country’s longest-running documentary program “I-Witness.” Every Friday, “I-Witness” hosts—led by GMA News and Public Affairs pillar Howie Severino, Sandra Aguinaldo, Atom Araullo and Kara David—share life-changing stories through the documentary format. Each documentary features Filipino values, culture, current events and the human condition. (PR)