Friday, 5th August
Renee Bargh filled in for Brookie & Lizzle Pearl filled in for Alex for Thursday and this morning.
Friday, 5th August
Damn you can see into the future!
@Drew_1981 my goodness me. My mistake
No worries, thats also Karl’s birthday so if hes back im sure hilarity will ensue! Though I think hes taking Fridays off now for Charles.
Imagine if that is actually true
Promo for next week with “Bill Busting Giveaways” - included cash waterfall reminiscent of Nine News Brisbane promos.
Sunrise counters with its own giveaway from Coles.
Monday 8 August
Karl is back hosting with Ally.
Christine Ahern is filling in for Alex and Tim is back presenting weather this week.
That’s a new angle
Anyone recognise the Coles store in Brisbane? Apparently it is a different type of giveaway each day.
Today opened with the news of the death of Olivia Newton-John saying they had heard the news just minutes before. The entire first segment from 5:30 am up until the first ad break just before 6 am was a tribute to her life. At 6am, regular news ran then they play a 60 Minutes segment with Karl and ONJ; them more after the ad break. No 6.30 news, instead a cross to her star in Hollywood with vox pops. Then Richard Wilkins was in the studio. Then more coverage up to 7am; again no other news. Continuous coverage past 8am with no other stories.
Aww! Dickie . A very emotional Richard Wilkins couldn’t speak after they just aired a pre-recorded interview of ONJ last year with him.
Always such a waste of time.
Yeah I never get the point of these reacting to news events - unless people were eyewitnesses to news events themselves. Utterly pointless and seem to be there just to fill time.
Another unusual aspect of Today this morning - no weather reports, with Tim not seen at all, and their promotional giveaway was scrapped. Also an unusual cross over to Today Extra that didn’t start until 9:24.
It turns out that one of the people interviewed at the Hollywood star was the casting director of Grease; didn’t realise at the time.
Today excelled with the coverage this morning. Such a fitting program to honour such a beautiful person. Rolling coverage really is where Today outshine Sunrise.
Depends on the coverage type. I think they’re both good at different types of rolling coverage.