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Ten News at Five - Ten anchors Sandra Sully and Deborah Knight and former US correspondent Michelle Stone share revealing, personal reflections of Ten's breaking September 11 coverage. Ten was first to bring live, rolling coverage of the attacks to Australia.

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Ten News - Extended and revealing interview with Ten Late Night News anchor Sandra Sully on the moments she broke the news live, how she single-handedly scrambled to get information and the bond she retains with viewers who were with her that night. Sandra also speaks candidly of her emotional turmoil and her anger at network bosses for taking her off air at 3:00 AM Australian Eastern time, around five hours into the attacks. Ten News was on air at 10:43 PM Australian Eastern time when the first strike occurred and continued broadcasting for over 24 hours. Sandra crafted new memories around 9/11 this year, celebrating her marriage to Symon Brewis-Weston at the Sydney Opera House on September 10.

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Ten News - Extended interview with Ten's former US correspondent Michelle Stone. Stone shares her personal recollections of 9/11, being in the middle of the disaster on the streets of New York and her decision not to record the deaths of hundreds of people she witnessed jump from the towers.

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Sandra Sully's final and the penultimate broadcast of Ten Late Night News. Sandra has

a couple of times before - once to temporarily sub for Sydney anchor Deb Knight on maternity leave, and then to move - permanently, she thought - to Ten's new 6:30 PM Evening News experiment in 2011. Alas, that plan did not exactly work and Sandra returned to her late news in April 2011, a position she has held since 1994. Sandra has been one of the most popular and prominent network anchors on Australian television and has made the late newscast her own, with her trademark fun and cheeky banter with Sports Tonight host Brad McEwan - some of which you can see in the cap below.



Thanks for the memories!

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The last ever Ten Late News ("for the time being", says Tim Webster). After more than 20 years, that's it. Ten launched a nightly update on the Gulf Crisis in early 1991 to capitalise on its then exclusive rights to CNN. Starting out as the "Ten Evening News Second Edition", Ten has made a name for itself in late news, notably with Anne Fulwood in the early 90s and for the past 17 years with Sandra Sully. The program initally took on rival networks' expensive "Tonight"-style shows and successfully fought off other networks' attempts at late news (I believe Nine's Nightline had about four resurrections and axings). Now, interim Ten boss Lachlan Murdoch - son of Rupert - has cut late news to concentrate resources into "day-in, day-out" programming - a new national "Breakfast" program launching in January, expanded 90-minute "News at Five" and the struggling "6:30 with George Negus".

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Nine's "Today" broadcast live from New York all this week. The show set up camp at ABC's "Good Morning America" studios - Channel 9 is affiliated with ABC. Today airs at 5:30-9 AM in Eastern Australia - that's 2:30-6 PM US ET, much to Karl's approval. Here are some highlights:


"Today in New York"'s best bits of the week!


Final day in New York - including Lisa's visit with the ladies of "The View"


Construction site crooner - Karl and Lisa take to the dance floor.


Day 4 of Today's spectacular experience.


Best of New York: Day 3


Day 2 in the Big Apple.


Our first day in New York!

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The Project a cornerstone of Ten's news.


It started out as something of a curiosity but has developed into a cornerstone for Ten's news.


The Project, formerly known as The 7pm Project and now in the longer one-hour format, aims to both enlighten and entertain with its witty observational take on the events of the day.


The news show fronted by Charlie Pickering, Carrie Bickmore and Dave Hughes has evolved over its two-and-a-half years on the air into what audiences are coming to regard as a reputable source of information.


"Which is frightening," laughs executive producer Craig Campbell.


In all seriousness, Campbell and the show's hosts are happy and proud the program is gaining such credibility, although all involved are quick to point out there's an informality about their process that sets it apart from the news bulletins and current-affairs programs airing around the same time every evening.


"We're taking a more observational approach," Campbell says.


"It's like `we watched the news, we noticed this about it, did you?' So on some issues we're very much sitting alongside the viewer rather than sitting up on high proclaiming `This is what you need to be thinking about today'.


"I like to think we're coming from the punters' point of view in a way. It's like you're holding a great dinner party where you have guests who might know a little bit more about the news of the day than you do."


With the show now running for one hour rather than 30 minutes, The Project has an opportunity to expand its depth and breadth when discussing the events of the day.


"That they (Ten) had enough faith in us to think we could fill an hour, we were rapt about that," says Hughes.


"It gives us space to explore more issues the way we want to explore them."


Bickmore adds: "It's not about adding a minute to every story, going `OK, we're now going to make everything longer'.


"Those stories that we wanted to delve into more deeply but couldn't, because of our time restraints, we now have room to move and we can explore them in greater detail."


There is, however, a touch of sadness in the expansion of The Project in that it came at the expense of another Ten news experiment - veteran journalist George Negus's half-hour current-affairs program that initially aired at 6pm weeknights before shifting to a 6.30pm timeslot. It was axed in October.


Since then Negus has returned to The Project as a regular panellist, much to the delight of the show's team.


"We've missed him, missed the type of man he is, and there's been a hole on the show - someone with that type of personality and expertise is not easily replaced," said Bickmore. "Plus he's just a good bloke."


Campbell says the presence of Negus and others like Jennifer Byrne and Tracey Curro have helped The Project find its feet.


"These wise old heads sort of steer us young `uns in interesting or knowledgeable directions," he said.


For his part, Negus appears relatively non-fussed about the end of his show.


He's certainly proud of what it achieved during its time on the air, but he's also pleased to be reunited with The Project team, especially as the show's philosophy when it comes to news and information is very much in keeping with his own.


"I admire audacity and irreverence and I hate people who harangue people, so if you can say something about social issues or the state of the globe by sticking your tongue in your cheek you're going to get much further," he said.


"And when I first heard about this show, it felt to me that it would fit like a glove. Because this is what I've been trying to do my whole life."

  • The Project airs weeknights from 6.30pm on Ten.

source: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/the-project-a-cornerstone-of-tens-news/story-fn6bm6am-1226204804150

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Ten rolls out titled 6PM newscasts in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, following "Ten News at Five".


ATV 10 Melbourne - Ten News at Six w/Mal Walden, Helen Kapalos


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