Zu Guttenberg was Minister of Defense until 2011 and resigned at the time because of a plagiarism scandal involving his dissertation.
Together with Thomas Gottschalk, zu Guttenberg is to succeed Günther Jauch in “People, Pictures, Emotions”. The duo stand for the "great thematic range of the show".
Dhe former Secretary of Defense Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg (CSU) is to moderate the next RTL annual review with Thomas Gottschalk.
To Guttenberg and Gottschalk are thus successors to Günther Jauch, who moderated the program “People, Pictures, Emotions” until last year, as the broadcaster announced on Friday in Cologne. The annual review runs on December 11th.
RTL explained that Gottschalk and Guttenberg stand for "the wide thematic range of the program from entertainment to society to world politics".
In June, RTL had already announced that the former CSU politician would present documentaries in the RTL + streaming service.
As moderator and interviewer, he is to guide through the programs, the first of which is to be offered in November.
Zu Guttenberg was Minister of Defense until 2011. He resigned at the time because of a plagiarism scandal surrounding his dissertation. He was later stripped of his doctorate.
At the time, zu Guttenberg was one of the most popular politicians in Germany in polls. In the meantime there was speculation about a possible comeback, but it came to nothing.