What about jolly NZ man Paul Henry what’s happened to him?
19 November 2003 Guy Sebastian was crowned winner of the first Australian Idol season in a midweek live show at the Sydney Opera House
27 November 1998 The late Brian Naylor signs off for the last time after presenting his last National Nine News bulletin, handing the reigns to Peter Hitchener
30 November 2012 10’s ill-fated breakfast experiment, Breakfast aired flr the last time
It would be replaced by Wake Up, which went just as bad.
Wake up was axed after just 5 months on air
30 November 1963: TV coverage of the 1963 Federal Election marked the launch of the Nine Network’s coaxial cable link between Sydney and Melbourne, via Canberra.
5/12/2003 Ross Symonds and Ann Sanders present their final 7NEWS Sydney bulletin together, before being replaced by Ian Ross. Weatherman Adam Digby also bows out, also replaced the following Monday by Nuala Hafner.
By July the following year, both their weeknight and weekend teams would be overhauled, with only Nick McArdle (weekend sport) surviving. Sanders replaced Chris Bath (who switched to the morning news) on weekends.
5/12/2008 Bruce Paige and Heather Foord present their final Nine News Queensland bulletin together, with Foord being replaced by Melissa Downes. It comes after the bulletin, which had only lost a handful of ratings weeks in 2006, failed to win any in 2008.
By June the following year, Paige would be replaced by Andrew Lofthouse and both their weeknight and weekend teams would be overhauled. Lofthouse and Downes remain in their positions today, and have just celebrated a decade of being the most-watched news duo in Queensland (and yes I know this isn’t entirely accurate because Seven News did win the Brisbane market in 2018 and 2019).
Really shows you how much TV Week has changed over the decades.
Was the end of an era. The poaching of Ian Ross was a success
Well, sort of. They did well to last six years together but they were never going to bring down Hendo on Nine. Also worth noting Beretts was on sport before he got replaced by Matthew White in mid-2004, completing the weeknight roster overhaul.
So Seven went out and poached one of theirs (Roscoe). So too did Seven Brisbane in 2006 when they lured John Schluter and Sharyn Ghidella to the network.
Did 7 poach him? I thought they got him out of retirement?
From what I know, Roscoe was semi-retired after his tenure as Today show newsreader ended in 2001 - between then and moving to Seven, he would’ve been presenting Nine bulletins on and off, including presenting Nightline at least once in 2003 (there was a video of this on YouTube though I think it’s since been taken down).
Seven poaches Nine’s Ian Ross - The Sydney Morning Herald Seven poaches Nine's Ian Ross
ah ok, i thought he had left Nine entirely by then.
8 December 2003 Ian Ross’ first night presenting Seven News Sydney in which he continued until his retirement