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Guthrie OUT, Stefanovic IN (apparently), and Sunrise attacks... us! - TV BlackBox S01E07

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Molk picked a very bad day to be away from the TV Blackbox recording studio. It was a day when managing Director of the ABC, Michelle Guthrie, was unceremoniously sacked, Karl Stefanovic was saved and a Sunrise producer attacked our little podcast.

Each week a washed-up TV Producer (Rob McKnight), a TV writer and executive (Dan Bennett), an EMMY award winner (Jay Cagatay) & TV enthusiast and commentator (Steve Molk) take you behind the scenes, wade through the pr spin and launch into the reality that is the Australian television business.

In this episode:

  • The industry reacts to the surprising news of Michelle Guthrie's sacking (including some high profile people at the ABC who tweeted their pleasure)

  • Just when it looked like Karl Stefanovic and E.P. Mark Calvert from the TODAY show would be shown the door, the boss at Nine shows his support... but with a warning

  • A Sunrise producer attacks TV Blackbox over our story about Justin Bieber

  • We break down the Sam Newman 'resignation' where he didn't really resign at all

  • Ten set's tongues wagging with a new website domain, just what does it all mean?

  • Seven wins another week even though their main channel has fallen apart

  • It's Sunday Bloody Sunday for ten... battered and bruised after getting a shocking 5.8% share for the main channel on Sunday night

  • Drama writer Bevan Lee say you don't have a right to complain about his shows

  • Today Tonight in Adelaide sets a new record

  • And can we enjoy classic TV shows in the #metoo era?

TV BlackBox is your weekly source of inside information across all facets of the Australian TV industry.

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