In addition to novels, non-fiction and youth literature will also be discussed

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“I’m throwing me out now”

Heidenreich had written about the awarding of the honorary prize to Reich-Ranicki: “I thought what an impertinence this poor, silly event must be for him.” The majority of the nominated films and series are “pathetic”. “How miserable our television is, how poor, how stupid, how cultureless, how ridiculous”. And further: “One is ashamed to work in such a station at all. I am now throwing me out, I’m tired of the fight anyway.” You apologize “on behalf of all those who suffered from these conditions at Reich-Ranicki for this unworthy evening”.

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Heidenreich: “Now it’s burning”

ZDF director Markus Schächter accused the literary expert of being aggressive in a letter available to the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” (FAZ) and suggested that she reconsider her collaboration with ZDF. Everywhere “the opinion prevails that those who are ashamed of ZDF should not be forced to continue working for it, especially not as a privileged, exposed moderator of a book program,” the FAZ quoted from the letter. The trust that has grown between the station and Heidenreich has been damaged, it said. Heidenreich then countered the Internet edition of the FAZ at the weekend: “I admit, that was sharp, but it was necessary because where there are no sparks, nothing burns. Now it burns.” With a view to her own program “Read!”, Which had been moved from Tuesday 10:15 p.m. to Friday 10:30 p.m., Heidenreich accused the ZDF: “They are starving us from long before the scandal.” She called for “finally to question the quotas competently” and announced: “I will definitely do the last two programs on October 31st and December 5th, and then it will show whether a better date is available or even now no more.” If it fails after these two programs, then “either because of incompetence or vindictiveness on the part of those responsible, certainly not because of me. I’m happy on board!”

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Elke Heidenreich can only win over a few viewers on the Internet. (Photo: dpa) Since Elke Heidenreich with her program “Read!” has moved to litcolony.de on the Internet, compared to earlier ZDF times, your program met with little interest. The first online edition of “Read!” with star guest Campino von den Toten Hosen, 158,000 curious users clicked, as the “Spiegel” reports. What followed was a rapid slump: The current program with bestselling author David Precht (“Who am I – and if so, how many?”) Was watched by only 63,000 literature lovers.the help and to kill a mockingbird essay A disappointing result, because, according to the ZDF, Heidenreich is used to turn-on quotes from up to 1.5 million viewers.

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Concept has remained the same Will Elke Heidenreich soon no longer have an audience? (Image: dpa)

The online provider litcolony had probably opted for the direct book order function on the site, which enables viewers to buy the works presented in the program straight away and have them conveniently delivered to their homes. “We are not yet so familiar to people that they would give us their credit card numbers right away,” said litcolony managing director Rainer Osnowski to “Spiegel”. With an audience of millions on TV, on the other hand, Heidenreich’s literary program was considered the ideal advertising drum for the book trade. Heidenreich should now also stir vigorously to lure her old viewers in front of the computer. The concept, name and even the music of “Read!” have stayed the same because all rights to broadcast are with Elke Heidenreich. Litcolony said it had invested half a million euros before the show went online.

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Trouble with ZDF

The history of Heidenreich’s move to the Internet: After the German TV award was broadcast, the presenter harshly criticized ZDF and voted for “Read!” called for a better slot. However, that didn’t happen and Heidenreich said that she was ashamed to work in such a station at all. Then the ZDF put the author in front of the door. According to their information, only two broadcasts were planned anyway. She found the expulsion “idiotic”. After the termination, Heidenreich received several offers, including from public broadcasters. “Swiss television offered me a literary program”. But she’s somehow finished with this medium, so the literature lover.

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In 1952 the first edition was on the shelves. The cult satire magazine “Mad” is discontinued 67 years later. 

With his big ears, freckles and the cheeky grin, Alfred E. Neumann seemed to be immortal – but the magazine, for which he served as the cover model in almost every issue, was getting a little too old recently: After almost 70 years, “Mad” before the end.

The last edition of the cult satirical magazine will appear in September, announced the publisher DC Comics on Thursday the broadcaster ABC. In future issues, only the best contributions from the past 67 years should be published. There should only be new content in the special supplements at the end of the year.

“Mad” appeared for the first time in 1952. With its satirical stories, political parodies, unusual comics and sometimes slightly moronic humor, the magazine quickly became a cult – also in Germany. Well-known authors and satirists regretted the end for “Mad”.

“Thanks for the laugh”

“Goodbye, Mad Magazine,” said Simpson’s writer Josh Weinstein. “Thanks for the inspiration to generations and generations of comedy and most of all, thanks for the laughs”. For many children the magazine was “the greatest of all” at a certain point in their lives.

The end of the magazine makes him sad, wrote the former guest editor and parodist Weird Al Yankovich. “I can’t describe the effect it had on me as a kid – it’s more or less why I got so weird”.

At its prime in the early 1970s, “Mad” had two million subscribers. According to communications scientist Michael J. Socolow, the circulation fell to 140,000 by 2017.

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 The fact that the magazine hardly attracts younger generations was also shown recently when US President Donald Trump compared the Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg with Alfred E. Neumann – who did not know what to do with it. “To be honest, I first had to check Google,” said the 37-year-old mayor from the Midwest. “I think it’s a generation thing,” added Buttigieg.

Cartoonist Evan Dorkin, who also worked for “Mad,” admitted on Thursday on Twitter that humor and media influenced by the magazine had “left” behind “Mad” decades ago. But he hopes that one day there will be a completely new “Mad”, explained the 54-year-old – “and that everyone involved ends up softly.”

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Thomas Gottschalk criticizes Elke Heidenreich. (Photo: dpa) Elke Heidenreich’s criticism of ZDF and Thomas Gottschalk’s presentation of the German TV Prize is still making waves. After Gottschalk first discussed the quality of television with Marcel Reich-Ranicki on ZDF on Friday, he now also comments on Heidenreich in a “Spiegel” conversation: “That such a clever woman from the high culture department had such a rumbling outburst of offended vanity Just because she was not allowed to give the eulogy for Reich-Ranicki, had an extremely antispasmodic effect on me. ” Gottschalk also cannot quite share Reich-Ranicki’s views. Meanwhile, Elke Heidenreich reiterated in the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” her criticism of the ZDF.Klick show The true ratings stars on German TVMore news about Marcel Reich-RanickiMore news about Thomas Gottschalk

Behavior incomprehensible

Elke Heidenreich (Photo: Allstar) Elke Heidenreich attacked Gottschalk after the TV award ceremony, saying that, in her opinion, his moderation could not be expected of an intelligent man like Reich-Ranicki. Gottschalk said “a few ridiculous, banal and humiliating sentences” about the 88-year-old. Gottschalk, on the other hand, told the “Spiegel” that this attack did not hurt him, but that “the screeching in this shrillness surprised him”. Heidenreich acted “like an insulted liver sausage”. Photo show That was “The Literary Quartet”

Reich-Ranicki is not a figurehead

Marcel Reich-Ranicki and Thomas Gottschalk on the ZDF program “On occasion” (Photo: dpa) Thomas Gottschalk also sees Marcel Reich-Ranicki’s behavior critically: “Someone like him can read the riot act at any time, but the total billing was excessive” , so Gottschalk to the “Spiegel”. Reich-Ranicki is not suitable as a “figurehead in the fight for a higher level on television”. In addition, he previously “accepted ‘Bambi’ and ‘Golden Camera’ without contradiction”. However, the moderator could also understand that “a number of program parts” of the television award evening “had to irritate or horrify” the 88-year-old. In addition, Gottschalk complained in the “Spiegel” conversation that the “intellectual elite” and the “educational precariat” were developing further and further apart and wanted to have less and less to do with each other. He himself is looking for a balance in the middle and is annoyed by “the generalist rejection of those who consider themselves too intelligent for something like that. They should read their Schopenhauer and leave me alone!” Photo show The best German films

Heidenreich: “Now it’s burning”

Meanwhile, Heidenreich’s dispute with their transmitter comes to a head. ZDF director Markus Schächter accused the literary expert of aggressiveness in a letter available to the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” (FAZ) and suggested that she reconsider her collaboration with ZDF. Everywhere “the opinion prevails that those who are ashamed of ZDF should not be forced to continue working for it, especially not as a privileged, exposed moderator of a book program,” the FAZ quoted from the letter. The trust that has grown between the station and Heidenreich has been damaged, it continues. Heidenreich countered the Internet edition of the FAZ on Saturday: “I admit that it was sharp, but it was also necessary because where there are no sparks, nothing burns. Now it burns.” With a view to her own program “Read!”, Which had been moved from Tuesday 10:15 p.m. to Friday 10:30 p.m., Heidenreich accused the ZDF: “They are starving us from long before the scandal.” She called for “finally to question the quotas competently” and announced: “I will definitely do the last two programs on October 31st and December 5th, and then it will show whether a better date is available or even now no more.” If it fails after these two programs, then “either because of incompetence or vindictiveness on the part of those responsible, certainly not because of me. I’m happy on board!”

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Amelie Fried (Photo: ddp) The author Amelie Fried and the critic Ijoma Mangold are the successors to Elke Heidenreich. In the future, you will moderate the book program on ZDF, which so far has no title. The station announced on Tuesday. The program “Read!” Elke Heidenreich was discontinued at the end of the year after the presenter fell out with ZDF. According to media reports, ZDF program director Thomas Bellut justified the change from solo to duo moderation with “that we expect a wider range of the selected titles”. The premiere of the new program is planned for spring. Photo show The “all-purpose weapons” of the broadcasters – these moderators are annoyingMore news about Elke Heidenreich #

Top-class duo

Ijoma Mangold (Photo: Imago) It is said that Fried and Mangold will each receive a prominent guest in the format. The focus will continue to be on fiction books. In addition to novels, non-fiction and youth literature will also be discussed. Amelie Fried has been the presenter of the talk show “3 nach 9” on Radio Bremen for a good ten years. She is the author of bestselling novels (“The man next door”, “Liebes Leid und Lust”, “Die Findelfrau”), almost all of which were filmed for television.

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