Facing the Questions

WDR, 2014 – 2017, 60 min.

Sandra Maischberger brings along some critical and searching questions when she invites guests to discuss with her in the WDR programme “Ich stelle mich” (I’ll Face the Questions). In the course of 60 minutes, each guest is portrayed in depth and in all his or her facets.

In addition to an individual interview, the guests also face a “verbal confrontation” with one of their critics. Conversations with people who have accompanied the guest along their path through life reveal yet another side of the celebrities. On top of this, the guests must demonstrate that they can not only talk, but also act: A special task or activity awaits them, which they have to complete by the end of the show.

Previous guests have included: Barbara Schöneberger, Oliver Kahn, Til Schweiger, Malu Dreyer, Heino, Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, Sahra Wagenknecht, Mathieu Carrière, Jürgen Todenhöfer, Gregor Gysi, Günter Wallraff, Peter Altmeier, Heiner Lauterbach, Wolfgang Bosbach, Klaus von Dohnanyi und Hugo Egon Balder.

Produzent: Matthias Martens
Redaktionsleitung: Theo Lange
CVD: Jacob Menge
Verantwortliche Redakteurin: Annabell Neuhof, Carsten Neuhoff
Team: Hendrik Fritzler, Jens-Holger Fink, Martina Steinführer
Auftraggebender Sender: WDR