Tag: A Current Affair

1990: January 20-26

Matt goes in to bat for the street kids A Country Practice star Matt Day (pictured) is fed up with the media focusing on sensationalist issues surrounding street kids and homeless youth, such as prostitution and drug abuse, while ignoring possible solutions.  “The media should be dealing with issues that cover getting housing for these …

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1990: January 13-19

Craig’s Crisis New Home And Away star Craig McLachlan (pictured) admits he was “totally exhausted” and on the verge of a breakdown last year.  The pressures of recording his first album with group Check 1-2, establishing himself on Home And Away after leaving Neighbours, separating from his manager, ex-wife Karen, and the media attention towards …

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1990: January 6-12

TV Week, incorporating TV Times and TV Guide. 6 January 1990 (Sydney edition). Southdown Press. Cover: Kylie Minogue The impossible dream With careers on opposite sides of the world, actors Marcus Graham and Nicole Kidman have to put their relationship on hold.  Graham, formerly of E Street, is starring in a production of A Midsummer …

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Ian Ross signs off for the last time

Sydney newsreader Ian Ross has tonight presented his last news bulletin, ending a career spanning over 50 years. Starting his career in radio at Sydney stations 2GB, 2SM and regional station 2MW, Ross made the move to television, to Sydney’s TCN9, in 1965.  He then went to the United Kingdom for two years at news …

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1979: September 1-7

Emergency Edition: “Due to a fire at TV Times’ printers, this issue of the magazine has required a change to its usual format.  All regular features have been maintained as well as our complete program coverage.  We apologise for any inconvenience to your usual reading habits and assure you that normal service will be resumed …

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1979: April 7-13

The Prisoner Files So who’s who on both sides of the bars at Wentworth Detention Centre?  TV Times presents a special guide to the prisoners and officers in the new 0-10 Network series. Karen Travers (Peita Toppano): Deeply religious, Travers is convicted for the murder of her brutal husband.  Sentenced to life behind bars.  Peita …

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WIN’s ten years out west

It is now ten years since regional network WIN spread to Western Australia.  The station was originally due to launch on Friday 26 March 1999 but at the last minute decided to begin broadcasting a day earlier to broadcast news bulletins with particular attention to Cyclone Vance that had swept across the state just days …

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Ticking away for 30 years

Beginning on 11 February 1979, 60 Minutes marked a new era for current affairs on Australian commercial television.  Before then, current affairs on commercial television was limited to early evening programs, such as Willesee At Seven and the original A Current Affair, or low-profile late night programs that attracted few viewers.  And Sunday night at …

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1978: December 30-January 5

Holden rocks HollywoodMark Holden burst onto American TV screens in Hollywood’s Diamond Jubilee special. Within days the CBS network’s Hollywood offices were deluged with fan mail. But, despite his newfound attention, the Aussie pop star is keeping a low profile on the PR circuit. Besides, he has enough to keep him busy with writing and …

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Mike Munro leaves Nine

A week is a long time in television, and Mike Munro has just announced his retirement after 30 years in television – most of those with the Nine Network. Beginning as a copy boy with The Australian and The Daily Mirror newspapers in 1971, Munro joined Sydney’s TEN10 Eyewitness News in 1978 but later went …

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