Candidate for chancellor: ARD, ZDF and RTL show special programs

Candidacy for Chancellor
ARD, ZDF and RTL show special programs

Armin Laschet (center) in conversation with Bettina Schausten and Peter Frey in the “What now, Mr. Laschet?” Broadcast on February 25, 2020.

© ZDF / Jule Roehr

TV stations take a close look at the candidates for chancellor from the CDU / CSU, SPD and the Greens. On this Tuesday they show news specials for it.

Armin Laschet (60, CDU), Olaf Scholz (62, SPD) and Annalena Baerbock (40, Alliance 90 / The Greens) are running for the post of Federal Chancellor. The TV stations have reacted to the latest decision on the K question in the CDU / CSU and announced special programs for this Tuesday, April 20.

7:20 pm, ZDF, “What now, Mr. Laschet?”

In “What now, Mr. Laschet?” ZDF editor-in-chief Peter Frey (63) and the deputy ZDF editor-in-chief Bettina Schausten (56) talked to CDU boss Armin Laschet on Tuesday at 7:20 p.m. on ZDF. What will happen to him after the power struggle with Markus Söder (54)? The program can be seen live from 5:30 p.m. on and in the ZDFmediathek. In the coming weeks, Scholz and Baerbock will also be available to answer questions on the show.

8:15 p.m., The first, “Show your colors”

Armin Laschet will also answer questions from Tina Hassel (56), editor-in-chief in the ARD capital studio and Oliver Köhr (45), deputy head in the ARD capital studio. The first broadcasts the 15-minute special “Color confess” at 8:15 pm after the “Tagesschau”.

8:15 p.m., RTL, “RTL Aktuell Special: Fight for the Chancellery – The candidates face themselves”

Maik Meuser (45) will present a 15-minute “RTL Aktuell Spezial” at 8:15 pm and talk to Armin Laschet and Olaf Scholz. In addition, Baerbock and the federal chairman of the Greens, Robert Habeck (51), are asked in an announcement. The voters are also asked in the special: What expectations do people have of the candidates?