February 09: Black Saturday, Underbelly, Harold Bishop

February 2009 was dominated by the Black Saturday bushfires including Nine News having to report the death of a colleague, Underbelly's huge ratings, and the end of an era on Neighbours.

Christian Television quits Brissy base
TT producer: Journos got it wrong
Australia scoops TV awards in New York
Axed: Kyle XY
Nine gives Underbelly promise to ACMA
Top Gear hits Sydney
TEN reporter to undergo major surgery
iiNet copyright case set for October
Seven accused of ganging up on race relations
Black Saturday bushfires
Networks adjust schedules for bushfires
Nine launches bushfire appeal
Vale: Brian Naylor
CanWest in E! sale to meet debts
2.58m: Underbelly sets new record
Nine gives Underbelly downloads the OK
30 years ticks over for 60 Minutes
Australia Unites telethon
Donald Mackay’s son: Underbelly “lies”
Nicollette Sheridan leaving Housewives
Axed: The Starter Wife
Joaquin Phoenix trainwreck interview on Letterman
The Bowl rocks to RocKwiz
Pedersen calls for affirmative TV action
Channel Nine wins first ratings week
Fires stretch newsrooms to the limit
Logies cuts looming
Copycat claim on Nine drama
Rumour: A new look Millionaire?
Joan Rivers joins Mardi Gras telecast
30 years on, Prisoner stars reunite.
Richie Benaud signals TV retirement
Guerillas demolished by council
Axed: Fresh
INXS sacks Rock Star singer
“Last offer” to US Actors Union
Bushfire Memorial: Together for Victoria
It Takes Two on hold?
5 seasons for new look Hi-5
Melrose remake wins a pilot
ABC Bringing up Baby disclaimer
TV crew arrested in bushfire zone
Leckie: Multichannelling will be ‘fantastic’
Gretel for Logies host?
ACA reporter expecting charges
End of an era: Harold leaves Neighbours
ABC News boss steps down
Marital bliss becomes Seinfeld’s reality


7 Responses

  1. Leckie: Multichannelling will be ‘fantastic’

    Who doesn’t remember the “truck racing from Idaho” comment his indentured spokesman made?

    Nor this comment, which has been “digitally remastered”
    Kuttsywood says: February 26, 2009 at 10:54 am
    “A joke press conference script…
    Leckie: Multichanneling will be “fantastic”
    Journo: But 7’s profit has dived by 84%…
    Leckie: Then, multichanneling will be er, “good”
    Journo: What about Freeview, and the reluctance to unlock TiVo’s real power?
    Leckie: Then multichanneling will be “poor, to quite poor”.
    Journo: I think I’ll watch One…”

  2. The floods certainly did happen at the same time, but it was the bushfires that made the massive tv coverage contribution in Feb…

    I’m enjoying this recap of the year David, any chance each entry could contain a link to the original article?

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