Friday Flashback: Australia Live
Celebration of a Nation....
In 1988, to mark the Bicentennial, Australia Live was broadcast simultaneously on Nine, ABC and SBS -as well as all regional stations, Channel 4 in Britain, and on the A&E Network in the United States.
Anchored by Clive James, Ray Martin and Jana Wendt from the TCN-9 studios in Sydney, it showcased the corners of the nation including the first-ever live crosses to the Indian Pacific, Soviet cosmonauts orbiting the earth, and even the Davis Base in Antarctica.
Other presenters included Paul Hogan, Tony Barber, George Negus, Derryn Hinch, Greg Evans, Daryl Somers and Graham Kennedy.
And then there was that show-stopping jingle with Rick Price, Keren Minshull, Jon English, Jeff St. John -spot the famous faces!