CNN-News18 has launched a new weekend show, titled 'Crux of the Matter'. The show anchored by consulting editor Rahul Shivshankar airs every Saturday at 7 pm.
The show adopted a structured format and covers politics, economics, science and culture. It consists of two equally timed segments, each addressing different topics introduced through a news report and subsequently analysed by a panel of experts.
In the endless cycle of 24x7 news television, critical questions like "Why," "How," and "What Next" often go unaddressed. Non-legacy media entities such as YouTubers lack the intellectual, moral, and financial resources required for thorough research. 'Crux of the Matter' aims to bridge this gap.
Shivshankar said, "Drawing upon my experience as an anchor, author, and print media columnist, alongside the collective expertise of CNN-News18's seasoned journalists and domain specialists, we aim to dissect and contextualise news events in all their complexities. Presently, there is no other show on Indian television that can boast such a diverse ensemble of established talent, offering insights on matters central to public life. Leveraging the brand reputation of the TV18 network, we will be able to feature contributions from esteemed experts and prominent commentators, providing viewers with unparalleled, comprehensive analysis of pressing issues on one convenient platform."