Tag: Ten News

TV icons of the Sunshine State

Brisbane’s Courier Mail newspaper has obtained a secret list of people, places and events nominated by Queensland politicians as icons of the state. The list is being prepared as part of Queensland’s 150th anniversary celebrations.  From the initial list of 700, a bipartisan panel of MPs will attempt to trim the list to 300 which …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2009/02/tv-icons-of-the-sunshine-state.html

1979: January 20-26

That was the year that was! For Mike Walsh (pictured), the king of daytime TV, 1978 earned him an even greater following and more accolades including a Gold Sammy for best male TV personality and the award for best light entertainment series. Highlights for The Mike Walsh Show during the year included guest appearances by …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2009/01/1979-january-20-26.html

1979: January 13-19

Not just bunging on an act! Cop Shop‘s Detective Danni Francis spends her time putting criminals behind bars, but her alter ego Paula Duncan (pictured) has also spent plenty of time behind bars of a different sort:  “When I was little my parents ran hotels for a living, so I was brought up behind bars.  …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2009/01/1979-january-13-19.html

Ten News knocked Out Of The Blue

There is a new weeknight soapie coming to Australian TV – something of a rarity these days apart from Neighbours (pictured) and Home And Away which have been plugging away since the 1980s – but, like those two soapie stalwarts in their earlier days, there are some quirks surrounding this new show. Out Of The …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2008/11/ten-news-knocked-out-of-the-blue.html

Mike Munro leaves Nine

A week is a long time in television, and Mike Munro has just announced his retirement after 30 years in television – most of those with the Nine Network. Beginning as a copy boy with The Australian and The Daily Mirror newspapers in 1971, Munro joined Sydney’s TEN10 Eyewitness News in 1978 but later went …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2008/07/mike-munro-leaves-nine.html

The NEW kid’s turning 20

Perth’s third commercial TV station NEW10 is 20 years old. The launch of the channel on Friday 20 May 1988 marked the end of a twenty-three year wait for Perth to follow its interstate counterparts in gaining a third commercial TV station, and the culmination of a lengthy battle which saw incumbent stations TVW7 and …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2008/05/the-new-kids-turning-20.html

Australian Story remembers Charmaine Dragun

ABC‘s award-winning series Australian Story will pay tribute to Network Ten newsreader Charmaine Dragun on an episode to air on Monday 28 April. Ms Dragun was a radio and television journalist in her home town of Perth before joining Ten News to read the Perth news bulletin from Ten’s Sydney newsroom. Suffering long-term depression, Ms …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2008/04/australian-story-remembers-charmaine-dragun.html

YouTube: You gotta start somewhere..!

Paul Bongiorno is well known as Network Ten‘s chief political correspondent and Canberra bureau chief. But what is perhaps not so well known about Ten’s man in Canberra is that a much younger Bongiorno was heading down a different career path as a priest in country Victoria in the early ’70s. Realising the priesthood was …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2008/03/youtube-you-gotta-start-somewhere.html

More of Mal Walden’s YouTube moments!

Network Ten‘s Melbourne newsreader Mal Walden is becoming something of a YouTube regular with some recent well ad-libbed spots on Ten News: Plus a vintage clip from the vaults of Channel Seven from the early ’80s: YouTube videos: Moe, Autopenguin, Upweyguy

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2008/01/more-of-mal-waldens-youtube-moments.html

The Year That Was… #3: Telling it how it really is…

For over thirty years, Mal Walden has been a journalist and news presenter on Melbourne television – so he is perhaps justified to speak his mind when something just isn’t right: … referring to an earlier story in the news bulletin about former air hostess Lisa Robertson doing a sexy photo shoot for mens magazine …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2007/12/the-year-that-was-3-telling-it-how-it-really-is.html