Throughout this year’s Kultnacht, the Cologne Conference presents landmark achievements in TV talk. One focus is on seminal, legendary talk formats. Amongst others, this will include a chance to revisit Günter Gaus and his notable guests as well as Oscar winner Errol Morris and his interviews with political dignitaries. Moreover, the Night will feature undiscovered and unconventional gems of the talk genre, and, last not least, will unearth broadcasts once beset with scandal from international program archives.

The Kultnacht ties with the Cologne Conference Lectures on the same day, 1st October. The morning and afternoon will see distinguished international program creators and experts examine the potential for new talk formats in the world of media today – with some of that potential being, every so often, based to some extent on existing program ideas.