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Sky News to celebrate John Howard with 5 part special - Thats right 5 parts!

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  John Howard  image - Seven Network

John Howard
image - Seven Network

From 8pm on January 11, SKY NEWS presents a five part series of interviews with Australia’s 2nd longest serving Prime Minister John Howard.

An edited 2 part version of the interview was originally shown last year on Seven's Sunday Night program. Seven had planned to show more of the interview but dropped it after disappointing ratings.

The series takes the form of an extended interview by commentator and columnist, Janet Albrechtsen where Mr. Howard lets down his guard revealing a man not just of conviction and courage but also a man with flaws, weakness and contradictions.

Howard Defined shows a personal side to Mr. Howard not seen during his time in the top job. Talking candidly about the death of his father, his wife’s cancer scare and the balance of family life and politics, we get an insight into the man behind the force. 

Also sharing his thoughts on the current Australian government, Mr. Howard discusses his disappointment at the governments retreat from its fight to repeal Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act and for the first time reveals his thoughts on Joe Hockey’s “poor people” comments and first budget as Treasurer. 

He speaks of his unease at politically motivated Royal Commissions and addresses the problems the nation faces with young Australians joining the Islamic State.

Howard Defined is an honest and reflective account of what being Prime Minister entails, including the personal sacrifices, responsibilities and emotions associated with what it truly means to lead a country.

Howard Defined begins Sunday January 11 at 8pm and concludes on Thursday January 15, channel 601 on Foxtel.