Airdate: Media Watch: 20 Years: Stuff Ups, Beat Ups & Barneys
'Cash for Comment', Ray Martin grabbing John Safran, the Paxton kids, dodgy journalism and more will feature in this retrospective special.
Next week ABC has a terrific retrospective of Media Watch, which notches up an amazing 20 years of keeping tabs on our print, radio, television and online media.
Since Stuart Littlemore began in 1989 it has been hosted by a number of outspoken journalists including Paul Barry, Richard Ackland, David Marr, Liz Jackson, Monica Attard and Jonathan Holmes.
In this special you’ll see some great archival news footage including its top scalp, radio’s “Cash for Comment.”
You can also expect to see Today Tonight‘s “Chase for Skase”, Ray Martin grabbing John Safran by the scruff of the neck, the Paxton kids, criticism on ABC management and much more.
All of the former presenters reflect on the role of the show.
In the interests of fair play there are interviews with key media personalities including John Laws (who as usual only agreed to be interviewed without editing), Derryn Hinch, newspaper editors and producers.
It airs 8:30pm Thursday on ABC1.