The Best of Probe on ABS-CBN

Pioneers return and speak up about the show’s best stories

This is the story of the little production company that made a big impact on the Philippine broadcast industry.

After over two decades of fearless stories, groundbreaking concepts, and quality productions, award-winning and pioneer investigative program “Probe” will finally unveil its own story in “Probe: Ang Ating Kuwento” this Sunday (July 18) on ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best.

Former Probe members including its co-founder and current ABS-CBN Head of News and Current Affairs Maria Ressa, broadcast journalists Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala, Judith Torres, David Celdran, and Tony Velasquez, and many others will join “Probe” main anchor and driving force Cheche Lazaro in remembering the biggest and most memorable stories in the program’s glorious run.

Probers from the reporters, producers down to the production assistants and even the camera crew will recount how they covered specific events as Probe’s story is intertwined with the country’s history in the last 24 years.

They talk about the challenges they faced, the dangers they encountered in pursuit of a story. The reporters and producers also discuss how storytelling has changed as the show changed formats and stations over the years.

The viewers will also get a glimpse of what went on behind the camera as the Probers share their funny stories on coverage. Lastly, the Probers also talk about the Probe standard, their learnings from Probe and from Lazaro herself.

Under Lazaro’s leadership, Probe became a byword for excellent journalism with stories that didn’t only bare the highs and lows of the country but also raised the standards in broadcasting. Probe also became a training ground for world-class anchors, reporters, producers, writers, graphics designers, editors, and cameramen, who make up its elite list of alumni.

Lazaro maintains that the world has not seen the last of “Probe.” “We’re closing the weekly format but we will continue to make a positive contribution to television,” she said.

Don’t miss “Probe: Ang Ating Kuwento” this Sunday (July 18) after “TV Patrol Linggo” on ABS-CBN.

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