Tag: Today

Classic TV Guides: Meet Prince Philip

In March 1971, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, toured Australia as part of the golden jubilee celebration for the Royal Australian Air Force. The half-hour special Meet Prince Philip, was telecast live from Adelaide with the Prince interviewed by reporters from each of the four networks. Seven and Nine followed up the interview with a …

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Nine farewells Willoughby studios

This weekend marks the shift of Nine‘s Sydney operations to a new address in North Sydney — ending 64 years at Artarmon Road, Willoughby. The move comes five years after Nine sold the Willoughby site for $147.5 million, with Nine holding a lease while it prepared to move to the new address. The Willoughby studios …

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Seven farewells Melissa Doyle

After 25 years at the Seven Network, presenter and reporter Melissa Doyle announced her departure from the network on Friday. “I have some personal news to share…after twenty-five years I am leaving the Seven Network. For half of my life I have called Channel Seven home and in that time I’ve had the privilege to …

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Nine wins 2019

The Nine Network has claimed victory the ratings year for 2019 (OzTAM, 5 cities, 6pm-12mn). It is Nine’s first win since 2006 and ends the Seven Network‘s 12-year run of overall wins. For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 10 February to 30 November, and excluding the weeks around Easter — …

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The end for Today Tonight… again

Viewers on the east coast may have thought that Seven‘s Today Tonight ended years ago — but in Adelaide and Perth, local editions of the show have continued up until this week. The Adelaide version, fronted by Rosanna Mangiarelli, wound up on Thursday night. The Perth edition, hosted by Monika Kos, finished on Friday. It …

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Obituary: Bruce Webster

Bruce Webster, veteran broadcaster and newsman for ABC and the Seven Network, has died at the age of 92. Born in Melbourne and having had “average schooling”, Webster got his first job at ABC as a messenger boy in 1947. A year later he was invited to fill in for a radio announcer who had …

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20 years since the last Eleven AM

Twenty years ago, 28 May 1999, saw the final edition of Seven‘s morning news and current affairs program Eleven AM. The program, which began in October 1975, debuted about a year after the demise of Seven’s breakfast news show, Today. Eleven AM was originally broadcast only in Sydney but was soon expanded across the Seven …

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Magda Szubanski in Australia Day Honours

Writer, comedian, actress and activist Magda Szubanski is among the hundreds to be honoured this Australia Day. Szubanski has been awarded Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) “For distinguished service to the performing arts as an actor, comedian and writer, and as a campaigner for marriage equality.” Szubanski started in the comedy series The …

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Nine announces new Today line-up

The Nine Network has confirmed its refreshed line-up for its long-running Today show. Co-host Georgie Gardner continues in the role but replacing her former colleague Karl Stefanovic will be newsreader Deborah Knight. Nine news reporter Tom Steinfort will become Today‘s news presenter, and Today will also feature Melbourne sports presenter Tony Jones, Nine Finance Editor Ross …

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2018: Switches, surprises and goodbyes

There were lots of big TV news stories this year, but the news that will have had the biggest impact on viewers comes down to sport. And there has been a lot of movement and dollars splashed around in that department this year. The swapping of Australia’s two biggest summer sports between networks has brought …

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