Report Mainz

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Television broadcast
Original title REPORT MAINZ
Logo Report Mainz.jpg
Country of production Germany
original language German
Year (s) since 1966
Südwestfunk (1966–1998) Südwestrundfunk (since 1998)
length 30 minutes
genre Politmagazin
Moderation Fritz Frey (since 2003)
First broadcast April 25, 1966 on
German television

Report Mainz (until 1998 Report Baden-Baden ) is the name of a German television magazine on current political events. Although the format is editorially based in Mainz, it does not belong to ZDF , which is located there, but to ARD with Südwestrundfunk . In 2017/18, Report Mainz was the most successful German political magazine. The show reached an average of 2.83 million viewers and, with a market share of 10.8 percent, the highest audience rating . In 2017, Report Mainz had an average of 3.1 million viewers per program and a market share of 11.4 percent.


The broadcast goes back to Anno - film reports on news from yesterday and tomorrow . This format was first broadcast on German television on October 25, 1960 , at the time produced jointly by Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) and Südwestfunk (SWF). Since August 5, 1962, this broadcast was called Report . BR and SWF have been producing completely separate editions of the show since 1966. The edition of the BR is called Report Munich , that of the SWF was called Report Baden-Baden until 1998 . In the course of the merger of the SWF with Süddeutscher Rundfunk (SDR) to form Südwestrundfunk (SWR) in 1998, the editorial team moved to Mainz, since then the program has been called Report Mainz .

From 1972 to 1992 Franz Alt was head of the show. The then CDU member Alt positioned himself since 1983, e.g. B. in issues of retrofitting or nuclear energy , increasingly against the CDU-led governments in the federal and state levels. Since the CDU also ruled in the SWF contracting states at that time, there were numerous attempts by the Broadcasting Council to sell old people. The then acting director of the SWF, the former CDU member of the Rhineland-Palatinate state parliament, Willibald Hilf , only decided to take this step at the turn of the year 1991/92, after numerous attempts had previously been made to politically neutralize Alt within the report moderation.

On April 25, 2006, the show celebrated its 40th birthday. On May 15, 2006, SWR broadcast an anniversary program with guest presenter Harald Schmidt .

Moderators and editorial managers

The moderator and director of the show were:

Time slot

The political magazines Report Munich ( Bayerischer Rundfunk ), Report Mainz (Südwestrundfunk) and Fakt ( Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk ) are alternately broadcast on Tuesdays at 9.45 p.m. on Erste . Despite protests from journalists' associations in January 2006, the ARD reduced the duration of the programs from 45 to 30 minutes.


In rare cases there is criticism of the reporting and corresponding statements by the station after the broadcast:

  • Broadcast on August 21, 2000 (including criticism of the work of Cap Anamur )
  • Broadcast from May 25, 2016 "Unemployed under pressure"
  • Broadcast from August 1, 2016 "The battle for the wind turbines"


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ "Report Mainz" again the most successful political magazine . Press release from Südwestrundfunk .
  2. ^ "Report Mainz" most successful political magazine 2017 . In: , December 27, 2017.
  3. Rupert Neudeck defends "Cap Anamur". "Expertocracy"., August 24, 2000, accessed on August 14, 2016 .
  4. ^ REPORT Mainz: Statement on today's press conference from Rupert Neudeck, Cap Anamur, Nedim Goletic, coordinator of Cap Anamur in Kosovo and Norbert Blüm, Member of the Bundestag. Press release REPORT Mainz., August 24, 2000, accessed on August 14, 2016 .
  5. ^ Information from the REPORT MAINZ editorial team on the article "Unemployed under pressure". We have received reports from viewers that the Federal Ministry of Labor is claiming that our report is false. We reject this accusation., May 30, 2016, accessed on August 14, 2016 .
  6. Jürgen Lessat: Bad gusts from the southwest. "Report Mainz" wants to show the truth behind it and name those responsible. This is the claim of the magazine that Südwestrundfunk (SWR) likes to adorn itself with. What the broadcaster has achieved with its "battle for wind turbines" tends to increase the public broadcasters' credibility problem., August 10, 2016, accessed on August 14, 2016 .
  7. REPORT MAINZ responds to audience reactions. on the film "The battle for wind turbines - the excesses of the booming industry" on August 1st, 2016 in Erste., August 11, 2016, accessed on August 14, 2016 .