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1995: June 17-23

Cover: Kylie Minogue The hour is nigh! After months of speculation it now appears that Nine‘s Jana Wendt is to move to New York to appear on the US version of 60 Minutes. Her contract with Nine expires at the end of the year — and through Nine’s output arrangements with the US it will still …

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Nine Perth turns 50

Happy Birthday to Perth’s STW Nine which turns 50 years old today. The licence to operate Perth’s second commercial station was awarded to Swan Television in February 1964. Among the shareholders in Swan Television was Ansett Transport Industries — the company which had been awarded the licence to operate Melbourne’s third commercial station, ATV0, and …

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TV Week Logie Awards — Nominations

TV Week has this afternoon announced the nominations for the 57th annual TV Week Logie Awards — to be held in Melbourne on Sunday 3 May. As per usual custom the awards are divided between Most Popular (publicly-voted) and Most Outstanding (industry-voted) categories. The recipient of this year’s TV Week Logie Awards‘ Hall Of Fame is …

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Ten years ago: Australia Unites

On Boxing Day 2004, an earthquake off the Indonesian coast triggered a tsunami that caused massive devastation to a number of countries including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, the Maldives and Somalia. Over 200,000 people were killed by the tsunami with many more injured or unaccounted for. Whole towns and villages were decimated. Two weeks after the …

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1995: January 7-13

Summer Bay babes slam their critics Three of the teen stars of Home And Away are not letting the snide remarks and criticism of their jobs get them down. Isla Fisher, who plays Shannon, says: “At 18, we shouldn’t be making this amount of money. We wouldn’t earn this at Macca’s and we wouldn’t earn …

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Obituary: Bobo Faulkner

Bobo Faulkner, former model and Melbourne television personality, died earlier this month in the UK after a battle with cancer. She was 73. Born Ann Minchin, she was given the nickname Bobo by her then husband, actor Trader Faulkner. She came to Australia from England in the late 1960s and was established as a model when she made …

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On TV: 10 October 1990, Melbourne

The second in our occasional series looking at what was on TV on this day in years past. Today we’re going back to Wednesday 10 October 1990 in Melbourne, as listed in Sunday Sun TV Extra (with Annie Jones on the cover). Today (Nine) battles out with Good Morning Australia (Ten) for the morning news viewers. …

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1994: July 16-22

Cover: Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210) Game to be mad The Nine Network is looking to make a local adaptation of the hit English game show Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush. The show gives studio audience members the chance to fly out to an exotic destination straight after the show. Our House co-host Graeme ‘Shirley’ Strachan …

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Mike Munro among Queen’s Birthday Honours

Newsreader Mike Munro (pictured), TV vet Dr Harry Cooper, sporting commentators Ray Warren and Phil Gould, members of The Seekers and TV presenter Richard Wilkins are among those to be awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2014. OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Professor Paul Grabowsky — “For distinguished service to …

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