Part two looks at the phenomenon of talk show hosts and news reporters as celebrities. David Letterman emerges while Walter Kronkite retires. Women take their rightful place in all facets of presenting, journalism and production, while the civil rights movement reaches a crescendo. CNN launches and Australian newspaper mogul Murdoch dares to start Fox TV. Golden Girls is a massive hit, while reality TV raises a fairly ugly head, contrasted with the excesses of soaps such as Dynasty and The Colbys.
It’s a call to action as Gus Worland launches a campaign to tackle outdated ideas of what it means to be a man, in the hope that Aussie boys and men no longer turn to suicide as a solution. He enlists the help of the country’s top advertising minds to get the message out, but not all goes to plan. Could he be fighting a losing battle?
Chris Ostwald, a former model builder for TV, bought a beautiful plot of land in the Chiltern Hills as the place to build the home of his dreams. His plan is to build a replica of an American watermill.
Since it was written in the first century AD, the Book of Revelation has been seen as one of the most controversial books in the entire Bible. Scholars still debate whether it is a literal depiction of what will come at the end time when humanity will face the last judgement. Or whether it is an allegorical text in which John is calling on the burgeoning
Christian church to stand true to their faith in the face of oppression from the Roman Empire.
HBO and the best ever TV with director David Petrarca; Art and Crime with Peter Robb; and being gay in 7 countries with Ben Law - that's a broad description of what we've got on offer from the Perth Writers Festival.
Narrated by Terence Stamp, this is the story behind one of the world's most loved films, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. It's about three unlikely hero-(ines) who find themselves in a backwater at the arse-end of the world, dare to step out of the shadows in their shimmering sequinned glory and be counted. It's also about how a low-budget Australian film about three 'cocks-in-frocks' changed the course of history and loudly and proudly brought to the world a celebration of gay culture that continues to resonate twenty years later.
The story, 'Race for life', four Australian heroes will compete in the toughest amateur cycling race in the world. The story, 'Seeing is believing', 60 Minutes is there as a bionic eye is switched on the first time, and a man who's been blind for 30 years, gets to see his grandchildren for the first time. The story, 'Charlie's fightback', details how a year ago the Phillott family were forced to walk away from the land they have worked for 50 years because they were bullied by the bank into leaving their home.
Millie Ross shares her tips for gardeners who rent, Costa Georgiadis visits a family who make the most of their tiny space, Josh Byrne meets a legend of botany and Jane Edmanson explores an inspiring Gippsland garden.
With guests Sharri Markson and Steve Price, plus guest host Jennifer Byrne, and stories on chiropracters, Oscars boycott, amputation by choice, could Abbott be PM again, Cleo closing, and the pensioner who took on a snake.
Stories include, 'Is former NSW Premier Morris Iemma bound for Canberra?', 'Thousands flee record floods', 'Bundaberg in the grip of floodwaters', 'Internet founder claims governments can't be trusted with data', 'French-led forces liberate Timbuktu', 'US Election pundit draws line between poker and politics' and 'Floods raise questions of insurance cover costs'.
Stories include, 'Massive tornado kills almost 100', 'Treasury secretary take aim at Opposition', 'Loved ones locked out of nursing homes', 'Apple dodges tax', 'Google's director of ideas' and 'All odds off'.
Stories include, 'Hospitality businesses pinched by penalty rates', 'Nick Kaldas discusses recent shootings', '15 year old Australian qualifies for Grand Slam' and 'Western Australia's art industry strikes gold'.
Panellists include Peter Jensen - Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Chris Evans - Minister for Tertiary Education, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells - Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Anna Krien - Journalist and author and Catherine Deveny - Writer, comedian and social commentator.
Currently in NSW, 10 primary schools are trialling a 10 week "ethics class" as an alternative to religious instruction. Insight brings together parents, children and faith leaders to discuss how religion should be taught in our public schools and whether there's still room for God in 2010.
Jennifer Byrne and regular panellists Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined by best-selling author Graeme Simsion and comedian Kitty Flanagan to count down the top 10 viewer-voted classic beach books of all time.
This is the definitive look at how marginalised, larger-than-life characters rose to the highest ranks of mainstream culture, dominating the box office and becoming part of the global zeitgeist. This project is the first partnership between Marvel and DC Comics in their long history. Told from the perspective of the most influential creators, fan-favourite artists, leading actors and directors, and the foremost experts in pop culture, this four-hour special will chronicle the rise of the Marvel and DC superhero using original art, new animations, never-before seen archival assets and rare behind-the-scenes footage.
An absorbing life story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century. This program offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labour and management, and a thought-provoking reminder of how Ford's automobile forever changed the way we work, where we live, and our ideas about individuality, freedom, and possibility.
Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. But upon returning home to his wife and children, he finds he can't leave the war behind.
Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime. Carlin is now able to look back in time at the perpetrator's movements, but his instincts tell him that something is amiss.
On the morning America wakes up and prepares to head to the polls for the 2012 presidential election, Mark Davis and Yalda Hakim will present Dateline's unique perspective on the world's most anticipated leadership race, live from the United States.
The story, 'An evening with Sir Michael', looks back at his successful career and recalls some of the unforgettable moments. The story, 'Never say die', features an interview with Divinyls singer, Chrissy Amphlett about her battle with breast cancer. The story, 'Super Mario v the world', speaks with Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario. Two decades on the game is still selling around the world.
What lengths will people go to for their music? How do they discover the tools of self-expression and develop an individual voice? Where does the calling come from? Tackling these questions and more, Simon Barker - an Australian drummer acclaimed as one of the most persuasive and individual voices in drumming today - searches for enigmatic Korean shaman, Kim Seok-Chul; a man he believes to be one of the world's great improvisers.
Stories include, 'Three killed in ABC chopper crash', 'Paul Lockyer remembered', 'Bean and Ticehurst remembered', 'Lateline creator Ian Carroll dies', 'Thomson affair overshadows COAG', 'Investors fear global recession', 'Williams updates Lateline live on Europe', 'The Long view on market chaos', 'Hamas vows revenge for retaliation attack', 'UNHCR accuses Syria of crimes against humanity', 'Pipes discusses uncertain times in the Middle East'.
Stories include, 'Philippines starts counting cost of super Typhoon Haiyan devastation', 'A view of Typhoon Haiyan's destruction from centre of impact', 'Charity gives view of deadly storm's aftermath', 'Asylum seekers send Australian-Indonesian relations into rough patch' and 'Game of Thrones creator reveals fantasy's inspirations'.
Panellists will include John Lennox - Oxford mathematician and Christian, Arwa El Masri - Palestinian-Australian author, John Safran - documentary maker, Jacqueline Grey - Pentecostal scholar and Eva Cox - atheist social commentator.
Simon Schama looks at how political revolutions racked Britain after Charles I's execution, when Britain was a kingless republic led by Oliver Cromwell, a man of vision who brought about significant reforms.
In this second and final instalment of Addiction, the four addicts who have just completed rehab at the Manor now face their biggest test: can they return to their old lives without returning to drugs, gambling or booze?
This documentary follows the journey of a young Iraqi student, plucked from the rubble of Baghdad by Hollywood star, Liev Schrieber who offers him the chance to fulfil his dream of becoming a filmmaker.
Our host, Bill Nye, discusses the torturous process by which scientists came to understand that inherited information is passed according to certain rules, rather than transmitted through a blending of fluids.