NBN Television Newsnight, March 8, 1988 (BETACAM 1)


This Newsnight tape is part of the NBN Television archive and was digitised by our first UON Communication student Tom Sinclair who undertook a WIL (work integrated learning) practicum in the GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab in September 2017.  Many thanks to Phillip Lloyd and Barry Nancarrow (former NBN Television staff) who are digitising various forms of material from 1988, including BVU tapes, Index cards and listing items as they are appeared in the ‘Newsnight’ series footage. In total 28 taped stories from “Newsnight” current affairs and cued sheets were digitised and scanned.

Newsnight BETACAM 1 tape contains:

00:13 – 01:00 John Church is interviewing the people of Swansea about voting.
01:13 – 02:43 John Church interviewing locals of Swansea, Caves Beach about the Swansea bridge and other issues concerned with the electorate.
02:56 – 04:32 Interviewing the people of Swansea about the issues of the coming election
04:19 – 04:49 Pictures of Newcastle
05:04 – 05:44 Interview with union representative Conway Nichols about the election
05:58 – 06:38 Showing the former goods yard at Newcastle Foreshore area
06:50 – 08:52 The election campaign,what wives do in an elections.
09:05 – 10:17 Shooting at Hairdressers in the Beresfield/Woodberry area
10:31 – 12:12 ALP Member Margaret Henry running for election “A Good Thing”
12:31 – 13:21 Federal Minister Peter Morris and Member for Lake Macquarie Merv Hunter announcing the completion date for the section between Morisset to Freemans interchange
13:37 – 18:26 John Church interviews Tony Arnold and his carer about his dog Elton. Tony had a stroke and Elton is his Companion dog
18:39 – 19:38 Aerial views of an unknown Hospital
19:49 – 20:50 Andrew Coulloupas reports on Penthouse of the Year 1988 Emma Stone
21:07 – 24:33 John Church interviews Peter Lettice who has Cancer and has got no feeling from the waist down.

We also thank WIL students and volunteers for their contributions in digitising the NBN Television Archive.


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