Sunday 11 February 1979 — MELBOURNE

Nine’s big-budget current affairs gamble 60 Minutes makes its debut. Featuring reporters Ray Martin, George Negus and Ian Leslie, 60 Minutes got off to a slow start in the ratings but soon built up to become one of Nine’s flagship properties in the decades to follow.

60 Minutes turns 40 [2018]

Source: TV Week, 10 February 1979.

6AM 6am Gene Autry (B&W)
7AM 7am Star Trek
7.30 Look Listen Laugh And Learn
8AM 8.30am Tennis: Grand Slam Semi-Finals 1979 8.45am Jimmy Swaggart Telecast 8am Day Of Discovery
8.30 Good News
8.30am You Say The Word
9AM 9.55 Divine Service 9.15 It Is Written
9.45 Sunday Magazine
9am Rex Humbard Hour 9.30 Hour Of Power
10AM 10.55 Cricket: Sixth Test. Australia v England. Live from Sydney Cricket Ground. 10am World Of Sport Replay 10am Here’s Humphrey
10.53 Point Of View
10.30 Mass For You At Home
11AM 11.55 World Of Sport 11am Special: Moved By The Spirit
11.30 You Me And Education
11am Greek Affair
12PM 12pm International Wide World Of Sport 12pm Variety Italian Style
1PM 1pm A Fisherman’s World
1.35 Cricket (cont’d)
1pm Movie: Eighteen In The Sun. 1964 [IMDB] 1pm Racing Review
1.45 Movie: Joe Butterfly. 1957 [IMDB]
2PM 2.30pm Movie: Last Of The Badmen. 1957 [IMDB] 2.30 Movie: Twelve To The Moon. 1960 (B&W) [IMDB]
3PM 3.20 Movie: Has Anybody Seen My Gal? 1952 [IMDB]
4PM 4pm Movie: Francis Covers The Big Town. 1953 (B&W) [IMDB] 4pm The Curiosity Show
5PM 5.30 Good Times 5pm World Of Adventure 5pm High Chaparral
6PM 6.10 The Kenny Everett Video Show
6.45 So The Story Goes
6.55 Weather
6pm Seven National News. Mal Walden
6.30 The Wonderful World Of Disney
6pm National Nine News. Peter Hitchener. Includes Sunday Magazine
6.30 New Faces. Bert Newton
6pm News At Six. Bruce Mansfield
6.30 Wonder Woman
7PM  7pm ABC News. Includes Weekend Magazine
7.40 All Creatures Great And Small
7.30 Special: Mickey’s 50th Anniversary 7.30 60 Minutes PREMIERE Ray Martin, George Negus, Ian Leslie (see advertisement below) 7.30 The Rockford Files
8PM  8.30 The Governor 8.30 Movie: The Ambushers. 1967 [IMDB] 8.30 Mini-Series: Washington Behind Closed Doors [IMDB] 8.30 Movie: The Omega Man. 1971 [IMDB]
9PM  9.45 ABC News, Weather
9.55 Cricket: Highlights. Sixth Test. Australia v England
10PM  10.25 Motor Racing: Highlights. 1979 International Round Two 10.45 Movie: My Favourite Wife. 1940 (B&W) [IMDB] 10.25 Kojak
11PM  11.25 Close 11pm To Be Announced 11.25 The McLean Stephenson Show
11.55 Close
12AM  12.30am Insight 12.30am Movie: Violent Enemy. 1968 [IMDB]
1AM  1am Close
2AM  2.05 Movie: Billy Liar. 1963 (B&W) [IMDB]
3AM  3.35 Movie: I Believe In You. 1953 (B&W) [IMDB]
5AM  5am Danger Man
(Continues to 6am)