It’s always a delight to come across complete news bulletins from decades past.
Even though I have a massive collection of audio and video items from the period, I wish I’d more systematically recorded news bulletins. They provide a snapshot into a period of time.
This news broadcast was at 6pm on radio 3LO (now 774, ABC Melbourne) on Friday, November 28, 1986.
It contains stories on:
- a controversy over Treasurer Paul Keating’s late submission of his tax returns;
- a report of Pope John Paul I addressing a Melbourne crowd of 200,000 people on science not becoming a “false idol”;
- a report of a defection from East Germany by surfing across the Baltic Sea to Denmark;
- Industry Minister Senator John Button on protection levels in the textiles industry;
- Defence Minister Kim Beazley abandons the building of a defence training facility in Cobar, NSW; and
- England was off to a flying start in the second Test against Australia.
The broadcast leads into that night’s edition of PM. I have left in the opening bars of the PM theme.
Listen to the broadcast (6m):