Even though his colleagues thought that he made ‘the slightest journalism’, as he was from 1997 to 2005, was hosted at the ‘Doctor’s table’, so is Peter Qvortrup Geisling ready for a comeback.
And it is fortunate.
After he recently re-sat down at the ‘doctor’s table’ for a short note, B. T. namely, convey to him the news that there is almost a popular demand that he be seated.
And Peter Qvortrup Geisling listening to the danes. So much so, that he even is considering to breathe new life into a special udskældt feature from the good old ‘Doctor’s table’.
It was the tv-the doctor himself who proposed the DR to revive his 15-year-old tv program in a corona-edition. The idea came to tv-the doctor on the night.
on A Thursday in march was Peter Qvortrup Geisling suddenly wide awake at five o’clock in the morning. It wont he did not. He is B-man.
But then it struck him that he had been awakened by a revelation. ‘We draw an old primer out of the barn’.
“But I can’t call my bosses at five o’clock. So I called at eight o’clock, and then we drove the same evening,” says Peter Qvortrup Geisling.
Luckily setup is fairly simple. At 18.50, while the weather is on, you have 10 minutes to scroll a table and a few chairs into the ‘TV Series’ studio, which for one evening will be transformed into the tv-the doctor’s consulting.
In a month, Peter Qvortrup Geisling daily had experts to answer viewers ‘ questions about the corona virus, but recently there’s been throttled down, so the ‘Doctor’s table’ is now only a weekly program.
But in a YouGov survey carried out for the B. T., it turns out that there is almost a popular demand that the program continue – even when corona-the epidemic one day is over.
Here is the entire 64 percent of the danes indicate that they have seen the ‘Doctor’s table’, that the program should continue subsequently and treat health and illness in a broad sense.
Only 11 percent do not want a comeback for the program, while the rest are indifferent.
“I’m fresh!” says Peter Qvortrup Geisling, when he hears about the outcome.
“It may be, I should go to management and ask. If heads appears, we have fat in one way or another, so we can easily do it. But it must come from the top,” he says.
“But the most important thing in DR is not what we think. It is to be there, where the danes are, and help them to navigate in the sundhedsjunglen.”
Peter Qvortrup Geisling has always been on the viewer’s side, he believes.
Since the original ‘Doctor’s table’ premiered in 1997, it was with a regular feature called ‘The bouquet’.
“I can greet and say that the hardcore nyhedsjournalister thought it was the worst journalism. I sat there and interviewed doctors without going critical to them, and I gave a bouquet of flowers to someone in the health service, which had done particularly well,” he says.
“But that was it, the viewers liked best, and so was I don’t care.”
‘The bouquet’ to make a comeback under the coronakrisen, Peter Qvortrup Geisling not dismissive.
“There are many to thank. Sosuerne in home care, intensivsygeplejerskerne on the corona-sections. Or neighbors and friends who help with the cooking and dog walking. So it is definitely something, I even have slept a little,” he says.
“so far we have gotten so many seerspørgsmål that we’ve taken in it. But I will not deny that the bouquet will be revived also.”
‘the Doctor’s table – corona’ will be sent Thursdays on DR1.