Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 29 2013

Rowena Wallace to sell Silver Logie

Actress Rowena Wallace is having another stab at selling one of her Logie awards. The Silver Logie she won for Best Lead Actress in 1985 (for the year 1984) has gone on sale on Ebay with a starting price of $4000. So far there have been no bids placed but the auction has a few …

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Mar 29 2013

VOTE NOW: Best Australian Blog Competition

TELEVISION.AU — The History Of Australian Television has been nominated in the Australian Writers’ Centre Best Australian Blogs Competition 2013. While the competition judges decide their winners of the competition all blogs nominated are now open for voting in the People’s Choice Award. The TELEVISION.AU website was established in 2000 and expanded to include the …

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Mar 29 2013

Good Friday for the kids

The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal returns for its 83rd year this Good Friday. The Appeal, started back in 1931 by the Sporting Globe newspaper, is a tradition embraced by Victorians who support the fundraiser in overwhelming numbers every year. Seven has been the television partner of the appeal since 1957 and has broadcast …

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Mar 26 2013

1993: March 28-April 3

Logies: Golden Ray Midday host Ray Martin has won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 35th annual TV Week Logie Awards.  For Martin (pictured with Silver Logie winners Gary Sweet and Georgie Parker), the Gold follows his recent foray into prime-time specials which have been ratings winners.  “The Logies …

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Mar 25 2013

Brian Henderson for Logies’ Hall of Fame

Former Sydney TV newsreader Brian Henderson is to be inducted into the TV Week Logie Awards‘ Hall of Fame. New Zealand-born Henderson, a Gold Logie winner in 1968 (pictured), had joined TCN9 in the late 1950s.  He dominated Sydney television for over 40 years as newsreader at TCN and was known nationally as host of pop …

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Mar 23 2013

Obituary: Bruce Skeggs

Bruce Skeggs, long-time racing identity and commentator, Victorian politician and founding editor and columnist for TV Week, has died in Melbourne at the age of 81. Skeggs was a race caller for over thirty years, including a world record 34,000 harness races, and in the 1950s was a journalist for former Melbourne newspaper The Argus. After …

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Mar 18 2013

1993: March 21-27

Logies: Gold is their goal Ray Martin, Daryl Somers, Georgie Parker and Bruce Samazan (pictured) have been shortlisted for the Gold Logie by TV Week readers.  It is Parker’s second Gold nomination, coming after a year where she farewelled A Country Practice and took on a new role in Acropolis Now.  Somers has won three Gold …

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Mar 14 2013

Obituary: Peter Dean

Former Western Australian radio and TV personality Peter Dean has died at the age of 74, from motor neurone disease. Dean was a radio presenter in the 1960s and ’70s at Perth stations 6IX and 6PR — including co-hosting a top-rating breakfast show with John Fryer for sixteen years — and a newsreader at STW9. During …

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Mar 13 2013

TV news in the swinging Sixties

Although television in Australia was a decade old, in 1966 it was still newspapers and radio that were viewed by many as their primary sources of news — but the tide was turning as journalism was facing the sort of generational change not unlike current day trends towards online and multimedia reporting. Media and advertising …

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Mar 13 2013

SBS2 — the first week

SBS has announced its initial program listing for its revamped digital channel SBS2. The new-look channel launches on Monday 1 April with an emphasis on the 16-39 age group. SBS2 will continue to broadcast its various foreign-language news bulletins during the daytime (5.00am to 6.00pm), with the revamped program schedule starting each evening at 6.00pm. …

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