Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 29 2012

Willesee at Seven… again

Veteran journalist and producer Mike Willesee, the man who popularised current affairs on commercial television in the ‘70s and dominated the genre for more than two decades, is returning to television to join the Seven Network’s Sunday Night. Willesee, a reporter and presenter of Four Corners and This Day Tonight for the ABC back in …

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Jan 28 2012

NBN celebrates 50 years

This year will be one of celebration for Newcastle-based regional network NBN as 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of its debut. Launching on Sunday, 4 March 1962, it was the first regional television station in New South Wales and the fourth nationally.  Construction of the station’s premises in Mosbri Crescent, Newcastle, had been 18 months …

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Jan 26 2012

Geoffrey Rush – our Australian of the Year

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush (pictured) was last night announced as our Australian of the Year in recognition of his contribution to the arts. The 60-year-old, who this year celebrates 40 years in the industry, gained international fame in 1996 for his portrayal of pianist David Helfgott in the movie Shine which led to him winning …

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Jan 25 2012

1992: January 25-31

Jana: ‘I welcome the challenge’ A Current Affair host Jana Wendt (pictured) talks to TV Week about the changing news and current affairs environment taking place – in particular, the launch of Real Life, produced by her former 60 Minutes boss Gerald Stone, going head-to-head with ACA.  “I think anything that increases the competition is …

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Jan 22 2012

The Playlist revisits the Arcade

Soap opera historian and TV commentator Andrew Mercado recently paid tribute to Australia’s most famous soapie flop, Arcade, on his Showcase program The Playlist.  Featured in the program last week was Arcade cast member, TV Week Gold Logie winner Lorrae Desmond and one of the show’s creators, David Sale, to discuss with Mercado just what …

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Jan 19 2012

Prime7 shifts Tamworth news to Canberra

It’s another nail in the coffin of regional television production with news that Prime7 plans to shift production of Prime7 News’ Tamworth and Taree bulletins to Canberra. The move, due to happen in April, comes after the centralisation of production of the network’s other newscasts from Orange, Wagga Wagga and Albury to Canberra. With five …

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Jan 18 2012

1992: January 18-24

Cover: Kevin Costner Is Jennifer set to quit? Tonight Live host and producer Steve Vizard has denied rumours that the show’s resident newsreader Jennifer Keyte will not be with the show when it returns for 1992, although he has conceded that she has not renewed her contract with the show.  “I can tell you she’ll …

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Jan 15 2012

NBC Today at 60

On Friday, the American NBC network’s Today show celebrated 60 years of broadcasting. It is the longest-running morning television program in the world. Today began on 14 January 1952, hosted by Dave Garroway with newsreader Jim Fleming and panellist Jack Lescoulie.   The concept was created by NBC vice-president Sylvester (Pat) Weaver (father of Hollywood actress …

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Jan 14 2012

Aussie TV classics on 7TWO – including an ABC favourite

Although the Seven Network’s digital channel 7TWO tends to feature a line-up heavy in classic British fare of drama, comedy and lifestyle shows, the channel manages to squeeze in some classic Australian content. With its coverage of the minor tennis tournaments now out of the way – and the Australian Open about to start on …

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Jan 11 2012

1992: January 11-17

There’s nothing psycho about this shower scene E Street star Kate Raison shares her thoughts on the steamy closed-set shower scene that marks a turning point in the relationship of her character Sheridan Sturgess to Wheels (Marcus Graham).  Although Raison describes the steamy scene as not so much raunchy but “more your first kiss”, it …

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