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The ‘Blood On Your Hands’ Interview: Bob Hawke And Richard Carleton

This is the famous ‘blood on your hands’ interview with Bob Hawke and Richard Carleton on the night Hawke became leader of the ALP.

It was Hawke’s first major television interview after becoming leader, following Bill Hayden’s resignation earlier in the day.

The interview was on the ABC’s Nationwide program. Nationwide was the successor to This Day Tonight (TDT) and the forerunner to The 7.30 Report and 7.30. [Read more…]


Phillip Adams And John Singleton On Political Advertising In 1980

This is a video of Phillip Adams and John Singleton discussing political advertising during the 1980 federal election campaign.

The segment was part of the ABC’s Nationwide program, hosted by Richard Carleton. It was broadcast on September 29, 1980. [Read more…]


Tony Abbott Attacks Marxist Influence On Curriculum And Teaching In Universities

Tony Abbott was 21 years old when he made this appearance on ABC television to discuss curriculum and teaching in Australian universities.

Abbott appeared on the ABC’s nightly current affairs program, Nationwide. At the time, he was the President of the Students’ Representative Council at the University of Sydney.

Abbott attacked Marxist influence in the universities and claimed there had been a decline in academic standards. [Read more…]