8 January 1972: Philip Brady (The Money Makers, Get The Message)

8 January 1977: ABC Sportsman Of The Year

8 January 1994: Jo Beth Taylor (Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show)

8 January 2000: Paul Bishop (Blue Heelers)

8 January 2005: Ada Nicodemou and Tim Campbell (Home And Away)

8 January 1964: The Frank Ifield Show, a 30-minute special featuring the Australian singer just returned from an overseas tour, screens on Nine in Sydney and Melbourne via the recently-opened coaxial cable link between the two cities.

8 January 1979: The 0-10 Network‘s afternoon variety show The Steve Raymond Show returns for a new year, hoping to gain some viewers in the off-season before it’s main opponent, The Mike Walsh Show, returns on Nine.

8 January 1979: Former Seven newsreader Brian Naylor begins as chief newsreader at National Nine News in Melbourne, starting a 20-year reign in the role.

8 January 1992: Marcia Hines, Simon Gallaher and Tina Arena are among 25 performers at the Australian AIDS Benefit Concert, screening on ABC, introduced by Ita Buttrose and hosted by Jean Kittson (The Big Gig).

8 January 1998: ABC debuts a four-week series, The Loud Hour, featuring a range of documentaries and short films of drama, animation and experimental work produced by filmmakers aged between 14 and 25.

8 January 2005: The three commercial networks join forces to present Australia Unites: Reach Out To Asia, a telethon to raise funds for the World Vision tsunami relief appeal, after a catastrophic tsunami hit southern Asia, claiming hundreds and thousands of lives and displacing millions — Ten years ago: Australia Unites [2015]

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