50 Years of NHK Television

Information programs
With the development of the handy electronic news gathering system, or ENG, conventional film documentaries gradually disappeared from television. Their place was taken by information programs, which could be produced more quickly,efficiently and economi-cally.

In contrast to the old investigative documentary style, in which directors and writers spent weeks or even months developing a single project, information programs were team productions that could quickly process current events and issues into finished programs ready for broadcast.

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