I switch from channel to channel when watching news and honestly speaking, GMA is one of my favorite channels to watch prime time news on. Actually, whenever I have the chance during lunch time, I watch Balitanghali on QTV, now called News Channel.
|GMA Studio Tour Pin|
It was a delight and pleasure to have toured around the GMA 7 compound. We saw almost all the 7 studios and it varied from small to huge studio sets! The GMA 7 Studio compound was full of history. We saw the old building where the old grand staircase is. We also went to the radio stations owned by GMA -- Barangay LS 97.1 (FM) and DZBB 594 (AM)
|The Old Grand Staircase of GMA|
|The New Grand Staircase of GMA|
> DZ is the general radio frequency and BB stands for Bisig Bayan.
> Before, GMA stands for General Metro Area because that's all they can reach before. Now, GMA means Global Media Arts
> Officialy launched on June 14, 1950 and owned by Robert Stewart
> Robert "Bob" Stewart was an American war correspondent.
More about the history of GMA here
|Studio set of some of the news show that I watch|
|Imbestigador sa DZBB - One of the AM Radio shows of DZBB|
|AM 594 DZBB|
|97.1 Barangay LS - Tugstugan na! FM Radio station of GMA|
|Studio set of Imbestigador|
|Studio set of Party Pilipinas - The biggest and most high-tech studio of them all!|
|Bloggers gather around the old lobby|
|Nice view from the 17th floor of GMA 7 building|
The video below is not even aired yet on GMA 7 as of the time of writing.
GMA-7 unveils new programs and specials airing this May 2011 from Janette Toral on Vimeo.
Here are the list of upcoming shows on GMA 7:
Secret Garden (Replacing Baker King)
Munting Heredera (GMA Telebabad)
Blusang Itim (Dramarama sa hapon)
Andres De Saya (Saturday night show)
Sisid (Afternoon drama)
Playful Kiss (Koreanovela)
My Chubby World (Kiddie Show)
Ground Zero: Sa Gitna ng Nagbabagong Mundo (News and Public Affairs)
More GMA 7 Shows
The one I'm very excited about is the show from the News and Public Affairs -- 'Ground Zero: Sa Gitna ng Nagbabagong Mundo' As I've said, I like watching the news and the current happenings in the world. This show is a documentary discussing issues in our ever changing world. The first one will be about Earthquakes (Wow. news and science in one!)
Let me quote the official teaser,
Fueled by the news and public affairs team's endeavor to give the public a better understanding of the natural phenomenon, Vicky Morales and a team of GMA's senior reporters travel from Luzon to Mindanao to find out which provinces are exposed to natural hazards.
In times of natural disasters, “ground zero” refers to the epicenter of a quake or an area with the greatest devastation. But with an increased understanding of natural threats and how our communities might be affected, it is hoped that the toll on lives and livelihood can be minimized. (more info about Ground Zero: Sa Gitna ng Nagbabagong Mundo)It's really something else to watch these shows because not only do you learn from it but, you can actually see the actual situation here in our country. It's not like all theory just when you're reading a book. What they show is what's happening in real life. Other than the news, I also watch live sports events on GMA.
Same with thousands of others, I'm definitely excited about the Pacquiao and Shane Mosley fight. Although you can pay and watch it live, real time, by watching GMA 7's coverage, you can watch the Pacquiao fight for free! The fight will air on May 8, 2011. Boxing and sports fans, don't dare miss this! GMA 7 will air it!
Official GMA Website
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