Tag: This Day Tonight

Obituary: Roger Cardwell

Former Adelaide newsreader Roger Cardwell has died at the age of 85. He was surrounded by family when he passed away at a nursing home on Saturday morning. He had long suffered from lung cancer. Cardwell was a newsreader at NWS9 from the early 1960s, hosted the national Country And Western Hour and appeared in …

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The first Media Watch

YouTube: igth4t It is 30 years since Media Watch made its debut on ABC. The first episode, broadcast on 8 May 1989, packed a lot into its quarter hour episode. It reviewed media coverage of the release from a Thai prison of rugby league star Paul Hayward; the reporting by Sydney media into the shooting …

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Obituary: Mike Willesee

Veteran journalist and producer Mike Willesee has died at the age of 76. He been diagnosed with throat cancer in 2016. Perth-born Willesee was the son of politician Don Willesee. His TV career started as a reporter and presenter of Four Corners and This Day Tonight for the ABC back in the 1960s (pictured), and …

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Nationwide running towards the ’80s

Nineteen Seventy-Nine marked something of a shift in current affairs on television. The Eighties was approaching and something different was going to be needed to help us keep up with the modern decade. Both ABC and Nine had just axed their long-running nightly current affairs programs This Day Tonight and A Current Affair respectively. The new …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Bandstand host and TCN9 Sydney newsreader Brian Henderson won the Gold Logie for most popular personality on Australian television for 1967 at the 10th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards were held at Melbourne’s Southern Cross Hotel on Friday 22 March 1968 and telecast on the Nine Network. The awards were hosted by Bert …

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The year that was… 2017

Another year is now behind us! No doubt the biggest TV stories of the year surround the Ten Network — going into voluntary administration and then receivership before being taken over by US network CBS. The CBS takeover was a cunning move that caught most by surprise, not least being former Ten shareholders Bruce Gordon …

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Mike Willesee on Australian Story

Veteran television journalist, presenter and producer Mike Willesee is profiled in next Monday’s edition of Australian Story. In the first of a two-part episode titled Behind The Mask, Australian Story looks back at the 50 year career of the first of a generation of Willesees to grace our screens as he faces his greatest challenge — …

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Obituary: Peter Luck

Peter Luck, journalist, author, producer and presenter, has passed away at the age of 73. He died following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease Luck’s career started in the 1960s, as a reporter for ABC‘s This Day Tonight and later for Four Corners. In 1979 he co-wrote and hosted the documentary series This Fabulous Century. …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Graham Kennedy collected his second Gold Logie at the ninth annual TV Week Logie Awards. The Gold Logie that year also carried the title Star Of The Decade, in recognition of Kennedy’s 10 years’ success in Australian TV. Kennedy also won the Logie Award for Best Male Personality in Victoria for the sixth year running. For …

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This Day Tonight: 50 years on

Monday marked the 50th anniversary of the debut of ABC‘s first nightly current affairs program, This Day Tonight. TDT, as it became known, was first hosted by Bill Peach, formerly host of TEN10‘s Telescope program in Sydney. Telescope was loosely based on the UK Tonight show and it was a similar model to be adopted by …

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