Hopefully this one’s a good idea!
Across more than six decades of Australian television, there’s a major milestone for just about every date on the calendar from Bruce Gyngell welcoming TCN-9’s first viewers to the medium of television on September 16, 1956 right through to the Tom Gleeson Logies just one week ago on June 30, 2019. My aim for this thread is for us to look back on and discuss the important (and occasionally, less so ) milestones which happened on this day in Aussie TV history.
To get the ball rolling with July 7, remember how disappointed we all felt at 6pm on this day in 2014 when what many media enthusiasts believed should’ve been a major relaunch for Seven News Sydney turned out to be just a dodgy (and thankfully, short-lived) new Opener style & backdrop loop?!
It was the night before that Seven News started bombarding their viewers (especially those in Sydney) with the “Everywhere” promotional campaign:
One of the many promos in this series featured vox pops of people in the Western suburbs talking about how good of a newsreader Mark Ferguson is, to this day I genuinely wonder what sort of material (perhaps quotes like “I watch Nine News with Peter Overton instead!” or “Mark Ferguson? Isn’t Chris Bath on anymore?”) might’ve been left on the cutting room floor or made it to the Christmas tape!