Still in the cloud from her recent Gemini win for her quiz show animation 100 geniuses Airing on Radio-Canada, Pierre-Yves Lord is full of praise for all young people, regardless of whether they have been chosen to take part in the show’s fourth season and previous ones.
His portrait of teenagers in 2022 couldn’t be more flattering. It shatters the words of people who don’t have a particularly high regard for those who are about to come of age.
“Education should be at the heart of our lives. Young people are Quebec’s greatest wealth. We have beautiful lakes and beautiful rivers, but we must believe in our youth, we must invest in them, we must not neglect them. »
More than TikTok
According to the host, it’s imperative not to be fooled by all the flashy content circulating on social media. That’s just not how you see the generation that will rule tomorrow’s world.
“We’re in a time where there are pretty empty things that have a lot of plating and create a lot of artistry. It mistakenly leads us to believe that young people only care about their selfies, their dates and their Instagram or TikTok profile, says Pierre-Yves Lord. Schools are overflowing with young people who are in their business, who have ambitions, who have projects who want to change the world and who are extremely creative. »
Pierre-Yves Lord believes it’s possible to inspire others to learn by making teenagers shine like he does on his show.
“Young people thirsting for general knowledge, culture and knowledge, it may not be very spectacular, but it is representative of a large mass of students in Quebec. If we shine the light on it, it can create a ripple effect. »
The star contenders of 100 Geniuses can indeed very well play the role of ambassadors for their peers, seeing them stand out and exploring themes such as royalty or even mechanics.
“There are a lot of young people who are going to be watching TV right now and doing jobs that may not even exist yet. You have to nurture them, encourage them and make them believe that anything is possible…”
Expanding your knowledge is all well and good, but what can you say to young and old awed by all this general culture that emanates from the participants in 100 Geniuses?
“We enjoy knowledge. This is not an intimidating demonstration of the knowledge of young geniuses. They’re not just Bollés, they’re curious […] You can play with them, challenge yourself and have a great time with your family. At a time when we listen to all of our content ourselves, there are rarely times when we teenagers and parents can sit together for an hour, have fun and chat. »
► The fourth season of 100 geniuses continues on Thursdays at 8 p.m. on ICI Télé. The episodes of seasons 2 and 3 of the show can be viewed at any time thanks to All v.