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OFFLINE   Leostar #1421

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:41 PM

Was quite a good story too. Chris did a good job as the interviewer as well, although I still think they should have a different host for the show and let her focus on 7News.

OFFLINE   Mr. J #1422

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:44 PM

Chris bath did the Molly story
Is this the first time Chris has done a interview outside the studio since starting Sunday Night

She's done a few, not very often though. I think she interviewed the pike river mine survivors.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:51 PM

It's as though she just hangs around until a big story that looks good on a showreel and then puts her hand up.

There was an interview many years ago that said she wanted to be Australia's Katie Couric. She didn't do breakfast tv, does do great interviews. The only thing it looks like they will have in common is the inability to anchor the evening news. I hope not, but 7 News is in strife and Bath is not looking like the one to lead the resurrection.

OFFLINE   InTheWild #1424

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:29 PM

It's as though she just hangs around until a big story that looks good on a showreel and then puts her hand up.


The problem is that because of her commitment to 7 News she does not have the time to go an file big stories and interview people who are not in Sydney. I agree with a few people, she/7 need to make a choice (hopefully 7 News).

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:28 PM

Did anyone catch the segment on Molly Meldrum?

I'm saddened that it's almost going to take him 12+ months to recover compleaty from his accident.
otherwise it was quite an interesting interview with Chris Bath.

OFFLINE   tv_watcher #1426

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:07 PM

Chris Bath did a good job, bit worried how they hardly showed her asking the questions and pretty much relied on her voice... Didn't see interview in full ( I caught up on the website as soon as I heard Bath was the interviewer) and flicked through to see her performance.

I do think that they should drop a host of SundayNight and make Chris Bath an occassional reporter where possible and have the reporter introduce the story. One of the many original premise's of Sundaynight was being able to cross to breaking news was simply shortlived after 1 episode and hasn't been done since.

Instead when needed extend 7NEWS' coverage if its major with Chris Bath at the helm (rather than Fergo on weeknds).

OFFLINE   Matt_Melb #1427

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:54 AM

Was quite a good story too. Chris did a good job as the interviewer as well, although I still think they should have a different host for the show and let her focus on 7News.

Mike Willesee should host the show instead of Chris Bath.

Did anyone catch the segment on Molly Meldrum?

I'm saddened that it's almost going to take him 12+ months to recover compleaty from his accident.
otherwise it was quite an interesting interview with Chris Bath.

l was glad they did the story on Molly,yes its sad and the poor guy still has long road ahead of recovery.Good luck to him !

Edited by Mike.S, 17 February 2012 - 11:55 AM.


OFFLINE   Matt_Melb #1428

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:04 PM

This weekends show features guest reporter Edwina Barttholomew doing interview with Tennis Legend Andre Agassi.

OFFLINE   Mr Wade #1429

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:47 PM

A superb interview tonight with recent Victoria Cross recipient Corporal Ben Roberts Smith with Mike Wilessee. He handled the interview quite well, and did not push when the Corporal started showing a bit of emotion. Good piece of television

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:44 PM

Well said !
WaTv

OFFLINE   Mr. J #1431

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:47 PM

That should have been mikes return to tv instead of that gillard interview.

OFFLINE   Mr Wade #1432

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:49 PM

Well said !

Cheers :)

That should have been mikes return to tv instead of that gillard interview.

Definitely

OFFLINE   InTheWild #1433

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:59 PM

Agreed. Great story by Mike. Really interesting viewing (though I wouldn't mind if Mike did not pause after EVERY single word in his voice overs).

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:02 PM

Rahni Sadler has been charged with communicating with Peter Falconio's murderer, Bradley Murdoch, in breach of section 94 of the NT Correctional Services Act

OFFLINE   Lowie #1435

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:48 AM

This week on Sunday Night:

MURDER AT SEA
In an explosive investigation Sunday Night examines the events surrounding the horrific deaths of four men – including young Aussie dad Aaron Houweling – in the Gulf of Mexico last year. An Australian marine company stands accused in a US court of “cowardice and murder” and of breaking the sacred maritime code, abandoning men in peril on the ocean. Ross Coulthart investigates why the Captain of the Australian-owned ship turned his back on Aaron and nine of his workmates as they clung to a life raft in mountainous seas in the middle of a tropical storm. For four days, without food and water, the men were left in raging seas. Four men, including Aaron, never made it. Now, as a multi-million dollar lawsuit is launched in the United States, Sunday Night uncovers the shocking story and attempts to answer the key questions about the tragedy.

FITZY’S SUGAR-COATING
Guest reporter Peter FitzSimons presents a very personal and bittersweet story that could change the way we eat forever. Experts now say sugar is toxic and we’re eating so much it’s driving obesity, heart disease and even cancer. The new claims suggest sugar is addictive and should be regulated like tobacco and alcohol. Yet every single day we are absorbing it into our bodies and feeding it to our children. In fact, on average, every Australian eats about 33kgs of sugar a year. Peter FitzSimons has had his own battle with sugar and weight gain. The former Wallaby piled on the kilos after he hung up the boots. Now at age 50, he takes on the challenge to cut sugar from his diet, with amazing results. Peter’s investigation asks is sugar really bad for you, or is it the victim of bad PR?

JAMIE OLIVER
The world’s most popular chef and food campaigner gives Sunday Night an exclusive interview as he touches down in Australia. He’s transformed school dinners in the UK, angered the Americans when he tried to do the same in Los Angeles, and now he’s on the warpath in Australia. Jamie talks food, family and what he’s doing next. Can he rescue Australia from being one of the most obese countries in the developed world?

Hosted by Chris Bath, Sunday Night airs on Sunday March 4 at 6.30pm AEDT on Channel 7.



OFFLINE   Mr. J #1436

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:37 PM

I saw FitzSimons in the city a few months ago. Baggy track pants, food stained white singlet, hairy shoulders. All that was missing was the Jesus sandals with socks and he would have blended right in with the homeless. Don't think I could ever see him as a good reporter because of it. What is Lisa doing with him.

OFFLINE   Lowie #1437

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:11 PM

This week on Sunday Night:

WILD AND DEADLY
Imagine if teenagers ruled the world and threw the wildest, craziest party ever staged. Well that party has already started, and it’s on the must-do list for every young Australian heading overseas. Until recently Vang Vieng in Laos was a sleepy Muslim fishing village. Today it’s a thrill-seeker’s paradise where anything goes and there are no limits. But with the buckets of booze, pulsing dance music and river tubing, death is stalking. In the past two months, three young Australian fun seekers have died, making Laos and Thailand the most dangerous place in the rest of the world for Australians. Eighty five Aussies died there last year alone. This seemingly harmless stunt – floating down a river for several days in a tyre inner tube while stopping frequently to drink and dance – has taken a sinister turn. Unscrupulous operators are selling alcohol and illicit drugs to legions of backpackers, and the result is leaving families burying their children. This special Sunday Night investigation follows the harrowing stories of a number of Aussies who nearly died during what they thought was going to be the adventure of a lifetime.

DECEIVED AND IGNORED
It is the shocking scandal affecting up to 9,000 Australian women and their families. In a Sunday Night investigation, we investigate the PIP breast implant disaster, and the ticking time bomb terrifying women around the world. A month after the French manufacturer was charged for using industrial grade silicone to make cheap implants, we speak to women suffering the side effects of chemical leakages flowing through their bodies. And the explosive interview with one victim whose child is dying, a child she breastfed with leaking PIP implants. As Rahni Sadler discovers, Australian women are blaming the PIP manufacturers of being terrorists, while the TGA has failed to recommend their immediate removal.

SWEET POISON
It’s addictive, affects our brains and is so toxic it’s responsible for increased levels of obesity, heart disease and even cancer. Yet most of us spoon it onto our breakfast cereals every morning, and it’s added to just about every manufactured food we eat. Sugar – one of Australia’s most lucrative primary industries – is sweet poison. Guest reporter Peter FitzSimons investigates the truth about this white gold. A few weeks ago, flabby and the wrong side of fifty, he read a book about sugar and it changed his life. He stopped eating sugar and the weight has dropped off. New claims suggest sugar is so addictive it should be regulated like tobacco and alcohol. The world’s most popular chef, Jamie Oliver, tells Peter we are abusing our children by feeding them food laced with sugar. The average Australian now eats about 33kgs of it a year. Peter goes in search of answers and asks - is sugar really bad for you, or is it just the victim of bad PR?

DANNY De VITO
At nearly 70 years of age, Danny DeVito has lost none of the spark that led him to becoming one of the best character actors of his day. This week, he talks openly to Ross Coulthart about love, life and living with good mate Michael Douglas. Boasting one of the longest marriages in Hollywood, Danny talks success, and what he thinks of his former Twins co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger: “ a meat head – he’s a thick headed meat head”.

Hosted by Chris Bath, Sunday Night airs on Sunday March 11 at 6.30pm AEDT on Channel 7.



OFFLINE   spw68 #1438

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

Interesting story by Peter Fitzsimmons. Said on screen "Courtesy of 60 minutes" for some footage they used, and they showed him with Lisa Wilkinson on holidays in Jan.
spw68

OFFLINE   Mr. J #1439

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:38 PM

This week will have an interview with Michael j fox.

OFFLINE   Lowie #1440

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:51 AM

This week on Sunday Night:

SUNDAY NIGHT CELEBRATES EPISODE #100

Sunday Night this week celebrates its 100th episode, featuring exclusive interviews with the iconic Australian entertainer Barry Humphries and inspirational Hollywood star Michael J Fox, as well as a breathtaking look at the last remaining gorillas in the Congo.
In the four seasons since its inception Sunday Night has established itself as the leading magazine news program on television. Since 2009 it has attracted an average audience of 1,215,898 viewers per episode, leading Nine’s 60 Minutes with an average audience of 1,140,200. (Source: Oztam/5 City Metro markets)

MICHAEL J FOX
HOLLYWOOD’S most inspirational star opens his heart to Sunday Night’s Rahni Sadler about his battle with Parkinson’s disease. Michael J Fox no longer wants to hide his plight, but instead wants to talk about his “charmed life” and his mission to find a cure. Today, signs of Fox’s Parkinson’s symptoms are very noticeable – he even struggles to sip a glass of water – but he is empowered to find a cure and has been inspired by a fellow Aussie sufferer, . The former teen heart throb takes Sunday Night into the foundation he set up to search for a cure for the disease and reveals the real hope on the horizon.

BARRY HUMPHRIES’ TRIPLE TREAT
FOR the first time ever, three iconic Australians come together for a remarkable and explosive interview – Barry Humphries, Dame Edna and Sir Les Patterson take to the stage at the same time in an historic showbiz spectacular. When he received the Australian of the Year UK award recently, Humphries knew Dame Edna would be jealous. With cameras rolling, Dame Edna, in a fit of rage and egged on by Sir Les Patterson, launches herself at long-time friend Humphries armed with her gladioli. Sunday Night’s Ross Coulthart sits down with all three Aussie icons and witnesses the fireworks.

GORILLAS IN THE CONGO
Sunday Night reporter Tim Noonan this week goes deep inside the jungles of the Congo to discover the endangered mountain gorillas who have managed to elude the rebels wreaking havoc on the species. Just as Joseph Kony and his LRA have committed horrific crimes in Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo, another group of rebels – the FDLR – have been threatening the survival of these gorillas. There are only 800 mountain gorillas left in the world, and Sunday Night encounters a group of these magnificent animals which have survived the onslaught.