Tag: Today

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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Ten puts Wake Up to sleep, axes news jobs

Network Ten‘s hopes of entering the breakfast TV market have been dashed for a second time, with Wake Up to make its final appearance this Friday. Also to finish up at the end of the week are Ten’s early, morning and late news bulletins. As many as 150 jobs are expected to be cut following a …

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Obituary: Ian Ross

Former Seven and Nine network newsreader Ian Ross has died at age 73 in a Gold Coast hospital after a short battle with cancer. His career began in the late 1950s in regional radio, at 2MW Murwillumbah, before moving to Sydney to 2SM in the early 1960s. He made the move to television in 1965 …

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25 years since Aggregation

It was 25 years ago — 31 March 1989 — that Canberra and Wollongong overnight went from having one commercial television channel to three. This was part of the implementation of the federal government’s aggregation policy — whereby individual regional areas of one commercial station would merge into one larger competitive market of three commercial …

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Obituary: Charlotte Dawson

Charlotte Dawson, television personality and prominent anti-bullying campaigner, has died at the age of 47. Her body was discovered earlier today (Saturday) in her Sydney apartment. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances. New Zealand-born Dawson started her career as a model and later came to Australia as fashion editor for Woman’s Day and New …

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