28 May 1969: Graham Kennedy (In Melbourne Tonight)

28 May 1994: Kimberley Davies (Neighbours)

28 May 2005: Ada Nicodemou and Tim Campbell (Home And Away)

28 May 1979: US mini-series Roots: The Next Generations, the sequel to the highly-popular Roots, makes its debut on the 0-10 Network.

28 May 1990: Maurice Murphy, producer of classic comedies The Aunty Jack Show and The Norman Gunston Show, presents a new ABC series, Let’s Do Lunch… And Save The World. Murphy’s first lunch guest is comedienne Pamela Stephenson.

28 May 1991: Seven crosses to Hobart for live coverage of the AFL State Of Origin — Tasmania versus Victoria, then later to Adelaide for the follow up game between South Australia and Victoria.

28 May 1999: The final edition of Seven‘s morning news program Eleven AM, ending a 24-year run — 20 years since the last Eleven AM [2019]

Eleven AM: Andrew Daddo, Melissa Doyle

28 May 1999: The Seven Network begins displaying a logo watermark on its programs — setting a precedent soon followed by the other major networks.

28 May 2000: SBS’ weekend-long broadcast of Corroboree 2000, the National Declaration of Reconciliation Conference, includes coverage of the Walk For Reconciliation across Sydney Harbour Bridge.

28 May 2001: SBS debuts series Mum’s The Word, hosted by Rebecca Le Tourneau.

28 May 2004: SBS screens the documentary Why Australian Men Pay For It, exploring male sexuality and dispelling some of the myths about why men visit brothels.

28 May 2006: The Seven Network premieres celebrity singing contest It Takes Two, hosted by Grant Denyer.

28 May 2006: Two-part mini-series Answered By Fire begins on ABC, based on the 1999 conflicts in East Timor. Starring David Wenham, Isabelle Blais and Alex Tilman, the mini-series was a co-production between ABC and Canada’s CBC.

28 May 2008: ABC premieres The Gruen Transfer, taking a look at the advertising industry. Hosted by Wil Anderson with advertising experts Russel Howcroft and Todd Sampson.

28 May 2010: The First Semi-Final of the 55th annual Eurovision Song Contest, from Oslo, Norway, is on delayed telecast on SBS. Commentators are Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang.

28 May 2013: Shutdown of analogue television services — Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast — SE Queensland switches off analogue [2013]

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