60 Minutes (Australian TV program)

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This article is about the Australian news magazine. For other TV programs of the same or similar name, see 60 Minutes (disambiguation).
60 Minutes (1979 - present)
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Genre Newsmagazine
Created by Don Hewitt
Presented by Liz Hayes (1996–present)
Charles Wooley (1993–2005, 2009–present)
Tara Brown (2001-present)
Michael Usher (2009–present)
Allison Langdon (2011–present)
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 41
Executive producer(s) Tom Malone (2013)
Location(s) Willoughby, New South Wales
Running time 46 minutes
Original channel Nine Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original run 11 February 1979 – present
Related shows 60 Minutes (1968–present)
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60 Minutes, an Australian version of the U.S. television newsmagazine program 60 Minutes, airs on Sunday nights on the Nine Network and is presented in much the same way as the American program on which it is based. The New Zealand version of the show has also featured segments of the Australian version.

Gerald Stone, the founding executive producer, was given the job by Kerry Packer and was told:[1] "I don't give a f... what it takes. Just do it and get it right." After the first episode was broadcast on 11 February 1979, Packer was less than impressed, telling Stone:[1] "You've blown it, son. You better fix it fast." Over the years, Stone's award winning 60 Minutes revolutionised Australian current affairs reporting and enhanced the careers of Ray Martin, Ian Leslie, George Negus, and later Jana Wendt.[1]


Since it has first screened , 60 Minutes has won numerous awards for broadcasting, including five Silver Logies, one Special Achievement Logie, and received nominations for a further six Logie awards.[2]

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Past and present commentators include:

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  1. ^ a b c Stone, Gerald (30 July 2011). "Just do it and get it right!". The Australian. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Awards for 60 Minutes: Logie Awards". Internet Movie Database. 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 

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