“Hard but fair”: Plasberg shoots against successor Klamroth

After more than two decades, Frank Plasberg (66) hosted his show “hard but fair” for the last time last year.

“Hard but fair”: Plasberg shoots against successor Klamroth

After more than two decades, Frank Plasberg (66) hosted his show “hard but fair” for the last time last year. His successor Louis Klamroth (34) said goodbye to Plasberg in political talk for 22 years in a "very impressive way". However, the long-time moderator is apparently not equally impressed by his younger colleague today.

In an interview with the media magazine "DWDL", Plasberg first said that his departure from "hard but fair" came at the "right time" for him. Things have been “really good” for him over the past year and it’s wonderful that the “basic noise from Monday to Monday” is gone. At the same time, however, he also misses “this wonderful team that I worked with for so long and which is now unfortunately falling apart.”

Plasberg is obviously alluding to the fact that he and Jürgen Schulte will no longer announce the political talk with their company in the future

"I swore not to call my successor anything," Plasberg replied fairly when asked whether he was personally disappointed. "It's worked very well so far, although it's becoming more and more difficult for me," explains the moderator. There was hardly any contact with Klamroth after Plasberg's last broadcast. They spoke “perhaps once or twice before we realized: He wanted a break.”

But then he chooses somewhat harsher words. “For me personally, the departure was wonderfully successful, but unfortunately not for the company,” says Plasberg. "I had to be 66 years old to get to know someone who was so friendly on the surface and had such an approach." He can understand Klamroth, but for him there is "a difference between having to create something new out of the ground or having a perfect team that has supported this format and that has prepared itself for joint renewal and further development [. ..] leaves behind in this way".

Meanwhile, Schulte and Plasberg are not angry with the station. "It's clear that contracts are finite. This is the deal. [...] That's completely fair," says the moderator. What was annoying, however, was “the way” everything happened.

The next edition of “hard but fair” will be on the first on December 11th from 9 p.m. It will be the last time that the team of announcers

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