September 2013 archive

Federal election started TV revolution

Tonight viewers across Australia will be treated to possibly the largest television coverage of a federal election ever — with saturation coverage across ABC1 and ABC News 24, Seven and 7TWO, Nine, Ten, SBS One and Sky News Australia starting hours before the polls had even closed. Technology plays a large part in any television …

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Mal Walden handing over to Stephen Quartermain

Network Ten has announced that Mal Walden will step down as senior newsreader at Ten News in Melbourne on 4 December, to be replaced by sports presenter Stephen Quartermain. Quartermain currently reads Ten News in Melbourne two nights a week since Walden cut back his presenting duties back in July in preparation for his retirement. In a …

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Obituary: Sir David Frost

Legendary British broadcaster Sir David Frost has died of a suspected heart attack. The 74-year-old was on board ocean liner Queen Elizabeth where he was booked to appear for a speaking engagement. Although Frost was a prominent figure in British broadcasting, with a career spanning 50 years — including That Was The Week That Was …

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1993: August 29-September 4

Cover: Cathy Godbold (Newlyweds) Rebekah leads Sale shuffle Just after celebrating 500 episodes with Sale Of The Century, mystery surrounds Jo Bailey‘s sudden departure from the program. Media reports and speculation have insisted that Bailey was let go from the show following falling ratings, especially in Sydney. The Nine Network and Bailey have both denied …

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