Veteran reporters George Negus, Ray Martin, Ian Leslie joined with producer Gerald Stone at the Logie Awards as 60 Minutes was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
A video package heard Stone recall testing times with Nine boss Kerry Packer while footage highlighted Jana Wendt, Mike Munro, Charles Woolley, Tara Brown, Peter Harvey, Richard Carleton and more. There were memories of iconic 60 Minutes moments including Margaret Thatcher, Pauline Hanson and warzones across the globe.
“We thank viewers who have stayed with us for 40 years,” said Liz Hayes.
“A special thank you to you Gerald Stone, you have been our guiding light.”
But the tribute made no mention of the show’s infamous Beirut saga in 2016 when the reputation of the show was severely tarnished.
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