Last night’s A Current Affair feature on Shelly, the daughter of Cowra murderer John Walsh, was tough viewing. But it took the show back to real public affairs instead of its habit of consumer, celebrity and traffic-fine stories.
Tracy Grimshaw again showed her better journo skills as she listened to Shelly Walsh speaking about the brutal attacks that left her mother and two young children dead, in June last year.
Grimshaw held back tears listening to the story.
Shelly Walsh’s strength in telling the tale, in the hope of warning other families of the signs of depression, was remarkable.
And what was almost as remakable was Nine playing the 20 minute story without a commercial break.
Hopefully her story was heard by those who needed to hear it most.