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Archive for January, 2012

Pioneering Satellite TV Program Exchange

Posted by ken On January - 22 - 2012

The program begins by looking at some of the earliest arrivals on our planet with babies born around the world starting with Japan at 4:04am, then Denmark one hour before sunset at 8:06pm, next its 1:06pm in Mexico City, then 3,000 miles to the north at Edmonton in Canada where a Cree Indian baby is born, only four of some 1,800 born in the short time since the program began. … Participating broadcasting organisations included: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC1) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) NHK (Japan) National Educational Television (NET) (USA) Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (ORTF) (France) Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI)(Italy) Televisión Española (TVE) (Spain) Some of the locations included: Abbey Road Studios, London, UK (Beatles’ segment) Glassboro, New Jersey, USA Parkes, New South Wales, Australia Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Tokyo, Japan Toronto, Ontario, Canada Owing to language issues for Australians, interpreters translated the foreign commentaries for Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) announcers to provide an English voice-over where necessary.

John K. Watts – the “Know All” who became a legend

Posted by ken On January - 15 - 2012

John K. Watts – the “Know All” who became a legend Some people are only a legend in their mind, whereas John K. Watts became a true legend in his lifetime, based on his worthy sporting pursuits and his marvellously merry and humour filled persona. He didn’t let the truth get in the way of […]

The passing of Lady Sheila Cruthers

Posted by ken On January - 7 - 2012

The passing of Lady Sheila Cruthers Lady Sheila with Sir James Cruthers and part of the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art Kerry Edwards/The West Australian © With sadness we report that Lady Sheila Cruthers, a passionate art collector and wife of Sir James Cruthers, who established Channel Seven in Perth, died on Friday 30 December […]


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