RTL: Change at “Point 12”! Katja Burkard sad – “We were taken a lot of fun”





06/22/2022 at 21:41

RTL: That’s how it all started at the broadcaster

RTL: That’s how it all started at the broadcaster

The private TV station RTL went on the air on January 2, 1984 in Germany. At that time the station was called RTL plus. The abbreviation “RTL” is derived from the name “Radio Television Luxembourg”. The TV station was created as an offshoot of the German-language radio program “Radio Luxemburg”.

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“Point 12” without Katja Burkard would be something like “Who wants to be a millionaire?” without Günther Jauch: For loyalty RTL– Spectators unbelievable! And the moderators themselves don’t seem to waste any thought on saying goodbye to the Cologne broadcaster.

But that doesn’t mean that one RTL-Star like Katja Burkard everything is served on a silver platter. On the contrary: the 57-year-old does not even agree with some of the broadcaster’s decisions.

Competing broadcaster wanted to poach Katja Burkard – “RTL is my home”

Katja Burkard has been in front of the camera for the RTL magazine “Punkt 12” for 25 years and has thus become the figurehead of the show. Switching to another station is out of the question for the moderator. In Nico Gutjahr’s “Webtalkshow” she now reveals that she was to be poached by another broadcaster in 2002. “Then I thought about it for a long time and finally decided against it, because RTL is my home,” explains Katja.

Nevertheless, there are decisions by the Cologne broadcaster that Katja Burkard also regrets. Such as a serious change in “Point 12”, which only came into force a few weeks ago.


RTL presenter Katja Burkard misses the 1,000 euro question

An integral part of the magazine is the daily sweepstakes, where viewers can win up to several thousand euros. Before there were the picture betting games that we know from the show today, callers had to solve a fairly obvious quiz question in order to secure 1,000 euros. The questions were often so simple that comedians like Martina Hill allowed themselves several parodies.

Katja Burkard also likes to remember it: “It was the most fun to come up with a 1,000 euro question in the morning.” Would you like an example? “Where does the Pope live? A: In the Vatican B: In the Muttikan” Another time the RTL editors considered: “What is the name of a drive machine? A: Sabine B: Turbine”




But the 1,000 euro question has not been on the show for around two months. “Which I very much regret, because it took a lot of fun from us,” admits Katja Burkard in the “Webtalkshow”. Thinking up a funny question with colleagues was the highlight of her everyday work.

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