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John Howard Hosts Midday Show

The Midday Show was one of Channel 9’s biggest success stories in the 1980s.

Originally known as The Mike Walsh Show, the program was rebadged in 1985 and hosted by Ray Martin for the next eight years.

On August 30, 1985, Deputy Liberal leader John Howard guest hosted the show, in place of Ray Martin.

Amongst others, he interviewed Richard Carleton and Laurie Oakes. The video below includes those interviews.

Four days after this program, Opposition Leader Andrew Peacock called a Liberal Party meeting to remove Howard from his position. Howard was re-elected, Peacock resigned and Howard became leader of the Liberal Party for the first time.

  • Watch Howard host Midday (22m)