I agree with the NZ Herald editorial on Paul Holmes that it is quite incredible that for over a decade Holmes did the country’s leading early morning radio and evening television programmes on the same day, every day.
I also agree that his radio legacy is his better one. I think Holmes is a natural on his radio show, and the ratings have reflected that. His TV show annoyed me somewhat. It was very good at light news and entertainment but wasn’t a hard news show, yet got portrayed as one.
Of late Holmes has also been doing newspaper features, specifically interviews with high profile NZers. He seems to have quite an ability to get subjects to open up, and I’m enjoying the series, I almost find them a must read.