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Cornald Maas is a Dutch
Dutch people
The Dutch people are an ethnic group native to the Netherlands. They share a common culture and speak the Dutch language. Dutch people and their descendants are found in migrant communities worldwide, notably in Suriname, Chile, Brazil, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and the United...

 television presenter who has been known for presenting talk shows in the Netherlands. He is the brother of Frans Maas
Frans Maas
Frans Maas is a retired Dutch long jumper, best known for his gold medal at the 1988 European Indoor Championships.-Achievements:-External links:...


Early career


He was an editor involved in "The Cry of the Lion"(VARA
Vara
-Places:*Vara Parish, municipality in Tartu County, Estonia*Vara, Estonia, village in Vara Parish, Tartu County, Estonia*Vara Municipality, a municipality in western Sweden*Vara, Sweden, a town in Sweden*Vara , in Liguria, Italy-Other:...

) with Paul de Leeuw
Paul de Leeuw
Paul Henri de Leeuw is a Dutch television comedian, singer and actor.De Leeuw gained national fame in the late eighties and early nineties with television shows for broadcasting company VARA...

 , "Sonja on Saturday" (VARA) with Sonja Barend
Sonja Barend
Sonja Maria Barend is a Dutch television personality and former talk show host. Her talk show Sonja, which she presented since the 1970s, was noted for breaking taboos and allowing ordinary people a voice in public dialog. She retired from television in 2006, after four decades of television...

 and Rolling Fire (NOS
NOS
-Business:* National Occupational Standards, people are expected to achieve* New old stock, merchandise being offered for sale which was manufactured long ago but that has never been used-Geography:* NOS, IATA code for Fascene Airport, in Nosy Be, Madagascar...

) with Philip Frere and Leoni Jansen
Leoni Jansen
Leoni Jansen is a Dutch singer who performs American folk music and Celtic music. She is well known for her work in television during the 1980s.-External links:*...

.

Eurovision Song Contest


In 2004 and 2005 Maas provided the Dutch commentary for the Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition held among active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union .Each member country submits a song to be performed on live television and then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the most popular song in the competition...

 semi-finals. He took over as regular commentator for the Dutch television in 2006 for both the semi's and the final after the regular Dutch commentator Willem van Beusekom
Willem van Beusekom
Willem Jacobus Marius van Beusekom was a Dutch broadcaster and television presenter. He was also active as a radio DJ and especially enjoyed fame as a Dutch television commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest, which he did from 1987 to 2005. His last position until his death was that of NPS...

 died the week of the contest from colon cancer. In 2006 and 2007 he co-hosted the final's with Paul de Leeuw
Paul de Leeuw
Paul Henri de Leeuw is a Dutch television comedian, singer and actor.De Leeuw gained national fame in the late eighties and early nineties with television shows for broadcasting company VARA...

 (who was the spokesperson for the Netherlands), de Leeuw was providing the commentary from the Netherlands via satellite project Olympus. On June 29 2010 Maas announced he would not be commentating at The 56th Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.Düsseldorf is an important international business and financial centre and renowned for its fashion and trade fairs. Located centrally within the European Megalopolis, the...

, Germany
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

. This was because he had been sacked by the broadcaster TROS
TROS
TROS is a Dutch television and radio organization part of the Netherlands Public Broadcasting...

 (which took over from NOS
NOS
-Business:* National Occupational Standards, people are expected to achieve* New old stock, merchandise being offered for sale which was manufactured long ago but that has never been used-Geography:* NOS, IATA code for Fascene Airport, in Nosy Be, Madagascar...

 in 2010). Maas' replacements were his co-host at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest Daniël Dekker
Daniël Dekker
Daniël Dekker is a Dutch Disc Jockey and Radio host. In 1980 Dekker began his radio career on Radio Amersterdam before working for 3FM and Radio 2....

 and Dutch singer Jan Smit
Jan Smit
Jan Smit is a Dutch theoretical physicist. During his PhD at UCLA with professor Finkelstein he made some early contributions to lattice formulation of quantum field theory around 1972, which was a year before Kenneth Wilson, and two years before Alexander Polyakov. However, he encountered some...

.

After Eurovision


In 2007 Maas was one of the judges for the Dutch version of Just The Two Of Us on TV channel Tien. Maas was a regular table at The World Keeps Turning. Since October 2008 he presented a weekly television program "Opium
Opium
Opium is the dried latex obtained from the opium poppy . Opium contains up to 12% morphine, an alkaloid, which is frequently processed chemically to produce heroin for the illegal drug trade. The latex also includes codeine and non-narcotic alkaloids such as papaverine, thebaine and noscapine...

" at the AVRO
Avro
Avro was a British aircraft manufacturer, with numerous landmark designs such as the Avro 504 trainer in the First World War, the Avro Lancaster, one of the pre-eminent bombers of the Second World War, and the delta wing Avro Vulcan, a stalwart of the Cold War.-Early history:One of the world's...

, with 2009 and 2010 Opium specials from the Theatre and Oerol festival. Maas writes a series about children of divorced parents for the Volkskrant.