The founder of broadcaster BNN passed away exactly 20 years ago today. In honor of his death anniversary, sister Mirjam is launching a YouTube channel with TV programs and other images of Bart de Graaff.
It concerns well-known images and videos that are not yet available online. In an interview in the Telegraaf, Mirjam says: “In this way I hope that he will also be known among a younger audience. There is an entire generation that did not know him. Bart has meant a lot to Dutch television. I also, say, revive him a little.”
Mirjam de Graaff is taking the initiative together with BNNVARA and the Bart de Graaf Foundation. Bart de Graaff died in 2002 at the age of 35 from complications of a kidney disease that had plagued him since childhood. But in his short life he achieved more than others with much more time.
He made programs that stirred people’s minds such as Teringtubbies in Where Can I Wake You Up at Night? in which he called celebrities from their beds in the middle of the night to do fun things. BNN (Bart’s Neverending Network) was founded by Bart in 1997.