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Post MacTaggart Interview: Emily Maitlis with Afua Hirsch
The Edinburgh TV Festival, the UK’s leading television industry event brought to you by Screen Scotland’s exclusive in conversation with award-winning broadcaster Emily Maitlis following her highly esteemed 2022 MacTaggart Lecture, interviewed by last year’s Festival Chair Afua Hirsch.
Maitlis, host of the chart-topping Global podcast The News Agents, delivered a seminal MacTaggart lecture titled “Boiling Frog: Why We Have to Stop Normalising the Absurd.” It spoke to the complex world of modern journalism and the challenges of holding power to account. It was her first major address since leaving the BBC and came shortly before the launch of The News Agents.