17 April 1976: Debbie Phin (Seven National News, Melbourne)

17 April 1976: Peter Wherrett (Torque)

17 April 1993: Rebekah Elmaloglou (Home And Away)

17 April 1999: Lisa McCune (Blue Heelers)

17 April 2004: Georgie Parker and Wil Traval (All Saints)

17 April 2010: Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris, Matt Preston (MasterChef Australia)

17 April 1977: Sydney’s TEN10 screens the debut of landmark US mini-series Roots. The series aired in Melbourne a month later.

17 April 1987: Music video show Rage debuts on ABC — Maintaining the Rage for 25 years [2012]

17 April 1991: ABC presents Frank Sinatra The Final Concert, recorded at the National Tennis Centre, Melbourne. The concert also features Eydie Gorme, Steve Lawrence and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Seven presents the two-hour Melbourne International Comedy Festival Charity Gala from Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre, featuring Wendy Harmer, Richard Stubbs, Steve Vizard, Garry McDonald, Barry Humphries, Mark Mitchell, Ian McFadyen, Maryanne Fahey and Kim Gyngell with cast members of Fast Forward, the D Generation and Acropolis Now. The comedy event is a fund-raiser for the Salvation Army.

17 April 1994: Ray Martin hosts the 36th annual TV Week Logie Awards from the World Congress Centre in Melbourne. It is the first time the awards are presented on a Sunday night, and the first awards hosted by Martin — TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago [2019]

17 April 2011: ABC debuts two-part mini-series Paper Giants: The Story Of Cleo, starring Asher Keddie as Ita Buttrose and Rob Carlton as Kerry Packer — ABC success sparks Nine spin-off [2011]

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