Mark April 18, 2012, 13:07
Julian It was great for your first interview and what a king fish you landed. Please keep your natural styley UN?, shy and all that. What a refereshing change to the lies that are blatently portrayed by mainstream media. Just keep up the good work. You should interview Clinton about preaching democracy standing next to Saudi and Qatari kings. Thease countries have the most undemocratic barbaric regimes beheading women in public, lashing them for driving and a bit untidy on Hejab. And is carpet bombing of women and Children in Lebanon perfectly ok by Mrs Clinton worthy of boycotting even the mildest statement by UN but the war they have initiated in Syria require decision by UN for green light to attack Syria? I hope you find Mrs Clinton and ask her those questions. All that to one side it was great to see you back on your feet. Cheers and Best
Majesteen April 18, 2012, 12:41
U should add an options of subtitles in more languages, because it’s quiet hard to understand everything what u r saying.
john April 18, 2012, 12:22
Great job Julian !
Hobbs April 18, 2012, 12:18
I enjoyed it all,looking forward to more
Stephan from Montreal April 18, 2012, 11:39
Wow t-you for what you do! Its too bad you not American. I ting you would make a good President... lol From Quebec, Canada
Richard April 18, 2012, 11:14
As an ex senior editor of a news service in Poland for 8 years I know how hard it is to go from the print media to TV. But Julian has failed to live up to my expectations. Here are some of my thoughts:

1/Style of questioning: Julian needs to practice and become more confident - one can hear the uncertainity and nervousness in his voice and style. Of course, he is new to all this, so its early days, but perhaps he could spent time with top RT presenters to polish his style?

2/Background. The program, while I appreciate the program is made while he is under house arrest, the imagery/background is amateur and not professional - it looks like an chat between friends over the internet. The technology to make a clean/interesting background is easy - the Hizbullah leader had no problems ! Either you are making a chat show between friends or a world class TV show! To project something onto the background of Julian would make the program look more professional.

3/Choice of guest. I would have thought that something of CIPSA or Iran would have been more relevant, or maybe someone from North Korea? I certainly hope we will have people from Anonymous, OWS, pressure groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, etc as guests. A great guest could be Zlavoj Zizek, as he would help put Wikileaks in some kind of perspective.

Julian’s name and Wikileaks has great promise. The guys at RT need to put much more thinking into this program to make it work.

Maybe holding interviews are not Julian’s strong point - maybe he needs to hold shows like Max Kaiser. Or maybe, at least in the early days he needs a second perosn to do the interviews with him - and then Julian has more time to think of critical questions. What would the Max Kaiser show look like without his lady sidekick? The contrast gives the Kaiser show a dynamism, which Julian’s is missing.

Still its early days. Its good Julian has a voice, but there’s still a lof work to be done.

You’ve got a powerful combination RT & JA, now make it work!
Howard April 18, 2012, 11:12
RT on tv has corrected the wrong aspect ratio on the Lebanon side. Here it is still wrong.
Chris Savage April 18, 2012, 10:59
Thanks Julian for the balanced interview. From Australia Chan 9 reported this interview saying "Wikileaks found Julian Assange started his own television program with the first interview being that of the militant’ leader of Hezbollah from his home. Julian Assange is under house arrest awaiting a high court decision on his extradition to Sweden where he is wanted for alleged sex offences." I enjoyed the interview because it was not made with slanted globalist hype. Thanks and once against I condemn the American War Machine for trying to silence Mr Assange.
paperproofwater April 18, 2012, 10:54
this is wonderful. whatever the situation is, we should always be listening to the other side. even if other people deem them to be your "enemy." thank you. a hundred times thank you.
Karen April 18, 2012, 10:45
Well done Julian, finally us ,the common people, are able to see and hear what we have always known but were never allowed to say. Thank you for decluttering our minds from all the lies, propaganda and misinformation that was imposed on us for all these years.

Thank you and keep up the good work!