There is a common notion that controversial and popular government officials and personalities are shrouded in mystery because they rarely give talks in public. As a result, the public may never get the chance to see nor hear this kind of people ever to discuss publicly the motivations or reasons behind some of their life-changing actions or decisions that may or may not have a great effect or impact in the lives of many people.
The source of popular personalities’ fears that their statements may eventually be used against them or taken out of context may be blamed on the media’s often sound-bite-based or contextless treatment of their speech when reported to the public.
Get it Straight understands all these and with Daniel Razon at the helm, a platform was opened for these big personalities to talk about everything there is to discuss that the public need to know. The early morning program (with an early afternoon Producer’s Cut version) is considered different from other talk show programs where the host asks easy and open-ended questions and not challenging questions.
Other sectors are already lauding the program for its raw, intimate and direct approach in asking questions to an already broad range of guests that includes some of the country’s most controversial personalities. Largely, the credit goes to seasoned broadcast journalist, Daniel Razon, whose straightforward, honest and frank manner is spontaneous though sometimes packed with occasional punch of irreverence and humor.
With its banner motto: “Bawal ang Pikon,” the daily talk show program is unprecedented in attracting some of the biggest names in the country. At one remarkable episode, the show revealed the compassionate heart and sincerity of Razon for paving the way to a laudable private-public partnership. This was about the Department of Education and UNTV launching the country’s first innovative mobile school project called Dunong-Gulong.