Could Molly Meldrum be inducted into the Logies Hall of Fame in just over two weeks time?
The Herald Sun reports both Seven and Foxtel have put forward his name for consideration by Logies organisers, which is a rarity (he is contracted to both broadcasters). His decades of bringing us music through the small screen is legendary. In fact, he isn’t in the ARIA Hall of Fame either. Why?
The recent emotional outpouring for Meldrum suggests it would be a popular choice, but much is likely to depend on his ability to attend on the night. Certainly a first public appearance by Meldrum at the podium would make for unmissable television.
Logies Hall of Fame currently has 24 men and just one female, Ruth Cracknell. Three shows have been inducted: Four Corners, Play School and Neighbours. Pay TV has minimal representation.
Countdown has never been inducted although it was honoured several years ago in a separate moment of recognition. Indeed there are many other shows that could be worthy inductees (Prisoner, Young Talent Time, The Sullivans …we could go on forever).
Despite the face that there are many who should be honoured by the Hall of Fame, Meldrum’s name should definitely be on that list.
p.s. ….and we still don’t have a host!