Stephen McDonell is the ABC's China correspondent based in Beijing. This episode examines the ups and downs of a frantic year for Stephen, covering diverse events from the traumatic aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake to the circus of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Krish gets jealous and angry when she is scooped by Tika, who lands the plum assignment to cover Jay-Z's arrival on the red carpet for the launch of 'Reasonable Doubt'. Krish copes by vocalising her personal mantra, "I am the star and I shine" and by writing it on post-it-notes.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson has an intimate chat with Ita Buttrose. One of the most powerful and respected women in the Australian media, Ita has sat at the helm of some of Australia's biggest and best-known magazines and newspapers. Twice voted Australia's Most Admired Woman in McNair Anderson Gallup Polls, she has even inspired a Cold Chisel rock song.
Looks at roles given to women in Hollywood over the years and the development of 'chick flicks'. Writers, critics and studio executives including Nora Ephron, Molly Haskell and Linda Obst, discuss the rise of chick flicks.
A five part documentary series that follows the unpredictable and at times dangerous world of Australian journalists working around the world. Sophie McNeill is one of the new breed of video journalists. Armed with a small digital camera, Sophie gathers compelling stories across the globe as a one-woman band - researching, filming and directing stories on her own.
The writers head to one of the most coveted gigs on the summer calendar - the Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark. It's their first group assignment, but will they learn there is no 'I' in team?!
Napoleon challenges the students to create a look in extreme eyes, causing some students to struggle. Then during the test the students' limits are pushed further when they must make the ultimate transformation on their models: professional drag queens.
Aussie Peter Maiden confronts his lack of journalism experience head-on, discovering that writing is not all beer and skittles. Tika's hard work pays off with her article on The Roots getting published. One of the top contenders, Russell, reveals he is bi-polar and is beginning to be overwhelmed by the situation.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson is joined by one of Australia's most loved performers and one of our national treasures - Judith Durham.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson has an intimate chat with one of Australia's best known fashion designers, Collette Dinnigan. While talking to Peter about her early influences, career choices, highlights and future aspirations, Collette reveals that a significant error underpins her worldwide success.
My Survival as an Aboriginal delves beneath surface appearances to reveal a strong resistance to assimilation and loss of identity, as the late Essie Coffey, a Muruwarri woman, takes us into the Aboriginal struggle for survival.
This week on Talking Heads Peter Thompson's guest is showbiz legend Harry M. Miller. Miller is the entrepreneur who introduced Australia to the phenomenon of rock opera with Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar and the Rocky Horror Picture Show. He originally launched his career in Sydney in the early 60s.
First assignments are a rude awakening when hip-hop princess Krish has to interview hip hop artist El-P, and Russell has to figure out how to secure interviews with Lupe Fiasco and Ghostface Killah.
James May, journalist and self-acknowledged geek, travels the globe in search of implementations for concepts widely considered science fiction. In this final episode James focuses on energy.
The contestants' heads will spin with the next challenge, which could see some serious clashes. And then, which contestant can strip off in the fastest time?
The bullocky and his team arrive to take the wool clip to market. The men of Oxley Downs have filled 35 bales of wool, but loading the heavy bales that each weigh almost 300lbs onto the wagon by hand is no mean feat.
Success is an attitude. This could almost be the theme of Talking Heads, ABC TV's interview program, hosted by Peter Thompson now in its sixth season. Thompson's guest this week is Janine Shepherd, who is someone who certainly embodies the 'can-do' mindset.
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