What now, …?
What now, …? is a series of interviews by ZDF , each with a politician who comments on current events and developments. To this end, he is questioned by the moderators Peter Frey , ZDF editor-in-chief , and Bettina Schausten , deputy ZDF editor-in-chief, and confronted with comments, quotes and short messages to which he has to react immediately. Among other things, the guest must complete the beginnings of sentences in a part of the program. The first broadcast took place on August 8, 1985. The series always runs for current events. The most frequent guests so far have been the Federal Chancellors Gerhard Schröder and Helmut Kohl .
In the past, the concept also included a surprise guest who was allowed to take over the conversation at the end of the program. In this context, Der Spiegel revealed in 1986 that Helmut Kohl had already prepared for his opponent, ÖTV chairwoman Monika Wulf-Mathies , in an issue , whereupon this section came under criticism and was later deleted.
- Wolfgang Herles (1985–1991)
- Klaus Bresser (1985-2002)
- Klaus-Peter Siegloch (1991–1995)
- Helmut Reitze (1995–1997)
- Thomas Bellut (1997-2006)
- Nikolaus Brender (2002-2009)