October 2008 archive

ABC-SBS merger? again?

Newspaper reports in recent days have indicated that there could be moves, again, to merge our two national broadcasters, ABC and SBS. And, of course, ABC boss Mark Scott thinks it’s not such a bad idea: “We think there are opportunities for efficiencies to be made whilst ensuring the independence and integrity of two great …

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1978: October 14-20

Cover: Farrah Fawcett-Majors Debbie’s agony isn’t over yet Former Young Talent Time star Debbie Byrne might have had drug possession charges against her and her husband dismissed by a Melbourne magistrate, but the 21-year-old quickly realised that she was being tried all over again – by the public. “I feel as though I have to …

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ABC1 remembers The Wild One

Next month, ABC1 presents a revealing documentary profiling the life of Australia’s first rock ‘n’ roll star Johnny O’Keefe. With a career starting in the early-’50s, O’Keefe became a national identity as a performer, and later host, on one of Australia’s first rock music shows, ABC‘s Six O’Clock Rock, from 1959 to 1962. After Six …

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YouTube: Revisiting Skippy

It’s been a while since a YouTube video has featured here, but I came across this one recently and thought it would be of interest. This video takes us back to the original locale used for the 1960s children’s series Skippy The Bush Kangaroo, an area adjacent to the Ku-ring-gai National Park, north of Sydney.  …

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Stop the digital TV discrimination!

Not only did ABC announce the upcoming launch of its new ABC News Breakfast venture for ABC2, but also press reports last week indicated that the commercial networks appear to be putting in some planning and acquiring programming for their new standard-definition digital channels that they are permitted to launch from 1 January 2009. But, …

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1978: October 7-13

The Sammys: Who will win? TV Times promises a glittering night of stars when the third annual Australian Film and TV Awards – otherwise known as The Sammys – will be presented this week from the Seymour Centre in Sydney. The awards are a joint venture between TV Times, the Seven Network and the Variety …

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