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A Current Affair

A Current Affair title card since 2006.
Also known as ACA
Genre Current affairs
Presented by Tracy Grimshaw (Effective January 30th 2006)
Country of origin Flag of Australia Australia
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 28
Production
Location(s) Sydney, Australia (Leaving June 17, production moves to Melbourne, June 18)
Running time 25 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Nine Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original run 22 November 197128 April 1978
18 January 1988 – present
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

A Current Affair (or "ACA") is a nightly tabloid current affairs programme, broadcast on the Nine Network every week night, hosted by Tracy Grimshaw. It also airs nightly at 10.30 pm on Sky News Australia on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... get lost Category: ... Tracy Grimshaw in Melbourne Tracy Grimshaw (born June 3, 1960) is a Australian journalist and television presenter Grimshaws career began in the 1980s when she became a newsreader and reporter for the National Nine News in Melbourne. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney. ... 576i is the shorthand name for a video mode. ... Standard-definition television or SDTV refers to television systems that have a lower resolution than HDTV systems. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... get lost Category: ... The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney. ... Tracy Grimshaw in Melbourne Tracy Grimshaw (born June 3, 1960) is a Australian journalist and television presenter Grimshaws career began in the 1980s when she became a newsreader and reporter for the National Nine News in Melbourne. ... Sky News Australia is an Australian 24 hour cable and satellite news channel available on Foxtel, Austar, Optus Television and Neighbourhood Cable subscription platforms. ...

Contents

Content

The program airs nationally at 6:30 pm week nights to all capital cities, with the main version produced in the studios of GTV-9 in Melbourne. A Perth version hosted by Sonia Vinci and produced in the studios of Channel Nine in Perth will start production during 2008. Like its main rival broadcast on the Seven Network, Today Tonight, A Current Affair is often considered to use sensationalist journalism - resulting in its popularity with a large section of its target audience, but also parodies such as Frontline. GTV-9 is the Melbourne, Australia station in the Nine television network and was one of the first two commercial TV stations in Melbourne. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... Sonia Vinci is the co-anchor of National Nine News at 6pm in Perth. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Today Tonight is an Australian tabloid current affairs program, produced by the Seven Network and shown weeknightly at in direct competition with rival Nine Network program A Current Affair. ... Frontline is an Australian comedy television series which satirised Australian television current affairs programs and reporting. ...


Current Reporters

  • Amanda Paterson
  • Ben McCormack
  • Nick Coe
  • Chris Allen
  • David Eccleston
  • Nick Eitchells
  • Mazoe Ford
  • Elise Mooney
  • Ben Fordham
  • Kate Donnison
  • Martin King
  • Peter Stefanovic
  • Simon Bouda
  • Brady Halls
  • Glen Moriarty

Hosts

1971 Version:

  • 1971-1974 Mike Willesee
  • 1974-1978 Mike Minehan, Sue Smith and Kevin Sanders

1988 Version: Michael Willesee (Born June 29, 1942) is an Australian television presenter. ...

Jana Wendt (born 9 May 1956 in Melbourne, Australia) is a leading television journalist in Australia. ... Michael Willesee (Born June 29, 1942) is an Australian television presenter. ... Ray Martin (born 20 December 1944, in Richmond, New South Wales) is a well known Australian Television Journalist. ... Michael Munro (born April 12, 1952) is an Australian television presenter. ... Ray Martin (born 20 December 1944, in Richmond, New South Wales) is a well known Australian Television Journalist. ... Tracy Grimshaw in Melbourne Tracy Grimshaw (born June 3, 1960) is a Australian journalist and television presenter Grimshaws career began in the 1980s when she became a newsreader and reporter for the National Nine News in Melbourne. ...

A Current Affair Adelaide Hosts

Georgina McGuinness (nee Allen) is the long-time anchor of National Nine News Adelaides weekend 6pm news bulletin, a position she has held since 1989. ...

1971-1978 History

A Current Affair was first broadcast on 22 November 1971 with Mike Willesee, screening week nights at 7.00 pm. When Willesee left Nine in 1974 to move to the rival 0-10 Network, journalist Mike Minehan took over presenting the program. In addition, the comedian and actor Paul Hogan had a comedy segment during the early episodes. The program ended on 28 April 1978 following strong competition in the 7.00 pm timeslot from Willesee at Seven on Seven Network and Graham Kennedy's Blankety Blanks on 0-10. In 1984, Willesee returned to the Nine Network to present a mid-evening current affairs program titled Willesee, screening Monday to Thursday nights at 9.30pm. The following year, Willesee moved to the earlier 6.30 pm timeslot and extended to five nights a week. is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Michael Willesee (Born June 29, 1942) is an Australian television presenter. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Network Ten, or Channel Ten, is one of Australias three major commercial television networks. ... Paul Hogan starring as Crocodile Dundee. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The Seven Network is an Australian television network, owned by the Seven Media Group. ... Graham Cyril Kennedy, AO (15 February 1934 – 25 May 2005) was an Australian radio, television and film performer, often called The King of Australian television. ... Blankety Blanks was a popular Australian game show hosted by Graham Kennedy on Network Ten. ... This article is about the year. ...


1988 revival

In January 1988, on the same month Australian soap Home And Away started, former 60 Minutes reporter Jana Wendt won the role as host of the program when the title A Current Affair was reinstated with a revamp. Home and Away (also commonly known as H&A) is a Logie-winning soap opera that is produced in Sydney by the Seven Network since July 1987. ... 60 Minutes premiered 11 February 1979. ... Jana Wendt (born 9 May 1956 in Melbourne, Australia) is a leading television journalist in Australia. ...


Followed by the strong competition of Channel Seven's Real Life (later to become Today Tonight in 1995), Jana Wendt left the program in November 1992, and in the whole of 1993 - was reinstated by 1970s ACA host Mike Willesee. Ray Martin took over from Willisee in February 1994. It was during Martin's tenure that the show embarked upon its sensationalist format. Martin eshewed focus upon quality journalism pursued by his predecessors Willesee and Wendt, in an attempt to maximise ratings and the program's appeal to its target audience. Mike Munro took over the hosting role in February 1999 after being a reporter for the program. Days before long-time newsreader Brian Henderson's retirement from reading Channel 9's Sydney News, Mike Munro was removed from the program at the end of 2002 and returned to This Is Your Life, 60 Minutes and later National Nine News in Sydney and Darwin. Following Mike Munro's departure, Ray Martin returned to the show in February 2003 and ran until the start of December 2005, after the strong competition win in the 5.30-7pm timeslot with Seven's Deal Or No Deal, Seven News and Today Tonight. Real Life was an Australian current affairs television program that aired on the Seven Network from January 20, 1992 to 1994. ... Jana Wendt (born 9 May 1956 in Melbourne, Australia) is a leading television journalist in Australia. ... Michael Willesee (Born June 29, 1942) is an Australian television presenter. ... Ray Martin (born 20 December 1944, in Richmond, New South Wales) is a well known Australian Television Journalist. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Michael Munro (born April 12, 1952) is an Australian television presenter. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Brian Henderson on TCN-9 Brian Henderson (born 1931) is a New Zealand-born Australian television personality who hosted the Australian version of Bandstand from 1958 until 1972. ... Michael Munro (born April 12, 1952) is an Australian television presenter. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... This Is Your Life was a television documentary series hosted by its producer, Ralph Edwards. ... National Nine News is the news service of the Australian Nine Network. ... Michael Munro (born April 12, 1952) is an Australian television presenter. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Deal or No Deal is a game show which airs in Australia on the Seven Network. ... Seven News is the television news service of the Seven Network in Australia. ...


In 2002, NWS-9 in Adelaide produced a local version of the program hosted by weekend newsreader Georgina McGuinness. It carried national stories, but featured more local stories including the lead up to that year's AFL Grand Final. The Adelaide program was shortened due to the heavy competition of Channel Seven Adelaide's Today Tonight. NWS-9 is the Nine Network station in Adelaide, South Australia. ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... Georgina McGuinness (nee Allen) is the long-time anchor of National Nine News Adelaides weekend 6pm news bulletin, a position she has held since 1989. ... Today Tonight is an Australian tabloid current affairs program, produced by the Seven Network and shown weeknightly at in direct competition with rival Nine Network program A Current Affair. ...


On June 18th 2008, After 20 Years at TCN-9 since 1988, the program has has shifted from Sydney's TCN-9's studios in Willoughby to Melbourne's GTV-9's studios in Richmond. TCN-9 is the Sydney flagship television station of the Nine Network in Australia. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... TCN-9 is the Sydney flagship television station of the Nine Network in Australia. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... GTV-9 is the Melbourne, Australia station in the Nine television network and was one of the first two commercial TV stations in Melbourne. ...


Ratings

Over the 2005/2006 holiday period, the Seven Network has announced that ACA was rested into production to enable a major revamp of the program, format, set & theme music to take place. A Current Affair had seen its ratings decline for most of 2005 against the Seven Network's rival program Today Tonight to win the top prize[citation needed][neutrality disputed]. Tracy Grimshaw took over as host of the show and premiered on Monday 30 January 2006. During 2007, A Current Affair's ratings have sinced increased significantly[neutrality disputed], however still behind Today Tonight in network ratings. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Today Tonight is an Australian tabloid current affairs program, produced by the Seven Network and shown weeknightly at in direct competition with rival Nine Network program A Current Affair. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Today Tonight is an Australian tabloid current affairs program, produced by the Seven Network and shown weeknightly at in direct competition with rival Nine Network program A Current Affair. ...


In January 2008, it was announced that a new local version of ACA would be produced in Western Australia, which presently receives the Melbourne-produced program hosted by Tracy Grimshaw. The program will be hosted by former newsreader Sonia Vinci and it will be the first time a separate version to the main bulletin has been made since Adelaide stopped their own version in 2002. Sonia Vinci is the co-anchor of National Nine News at 6pm in Perth. ...


As of 2006, Today Show co-host Karl Stefanovic is the main replacement for Tracy Grimshaw if she is sick or if she goes on holidays while National Nine News presenter Leila McKinnon hosts A Current Affair in the summer period. Today is an Australian morning television program broadcast weekdays from 6am on the Nine Network. ... Karl Stefanovic is an Australian television presenter who co-hosts the Nine Networks breakfast programme, Today. ... National Nine News is the news service of the Australian Nine Network. ... Leila McKinnon is a reporter for the Nine Network lifestyle show Whats Good for You and a regular contributor to National Nine News and A Current Affair. ...


See also

This is a list of Australian television series and television programs. ... The following are programs that have been, currently, or are soon to be broadcast by the Nine Network and its regional affiliates. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • A Current Affair at the Internet Movie Database
  • A Current Affair at TV.com
  • A Current Affair at the National Film and Sound Archive
For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... TV.com is a website belonging to the CNET Games and Entertainment family of websites. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... ABC News and Current Affairs is the name of the division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that controls content classified as News, Public Affairs and Business and Finance. ... ABC News is a national news service produced by the News and Current Affairs division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... The 7:30 Report is an Australian nightly television current affairs program, shown on ABC TV at 7. ... Lateline (news) is a current affairs television program in Australia. ... Lateline Business is a late night business news television program on ABC TV in Australia, similar in format to the Lateline program prior to Lateline Business. ... Stateline is a television current affairs programme produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Australia Wide is a rural focused soft news program produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Insiders analyses and discusses Australian politics with the use of a panel of political journalists and columnists and interviews with prominent politicians and commentators. ... 4 Corners redirects here. ... Behind The News (more commonly known as BTN) is a long running news program broadcast on Australias ABC TV joint with the Seven Network mainly aimed at school-aged (9-14 year old) children. ... Seven News is the television news service of the Seven Network in Australia. ... For the British television program, see Sky News Sunrise. ... Seven News is the television news service of the Seven Network in Australia. ... Today Tonight is an Australian tabloid current affairs program, produced by the Seven Network and shown weeknightly at in direct competition with rival Nine Network program A Current Affair. ... Weekend Sunrise An Australian television news program was created in 2005 to replace the Seven Networks Sunday Sunrise. ... National Nine News is the news service of the Australian Nine Network. ... Today is an Australian morning television program broadcast weekdays from 6am on the Nine Network. ... National Nine News is the news service of the Australian Nine Network. ... For other uses, see Nightline (disambiguation). ... 60 Minutes premiered 11 February 1979. ... Sunday is a widely regarded public television affairs program, broadcast nationally every Sunday morning on the Nine Network Australia. ... Ten News is the news service of Network Ten and Ten HD in Australia. ... Ten News is the news service of Network Ten and Ten HD in Australia. ... This article is about a sports show in Australia. ... Meet the Press is an Australian television program based on the national political agenda. ... ttn (the total news) is a 30 minute weekly news program aimed at school-aged (9-14 year old) children produced and broadcast by Australias Ten Network. ... SBS World News Australia is the name the of Special Broadcasting Services news bulletins. ... SBS World News Australia is the name the of Special Broadcasting Services news bulletins. ... Dateline is a television current affairs program aired on the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) in Australia. ... Screenshot from Insight on 6 March 2007, dealing with the civil war in Iraq. ... Karla Grant hosting Living Black in March 2007 Living Black is a current affairs programme from SBS TV, Australia, taking care primarily for the interests of Australias indigenous community. ... WIN News is a local news service in parts of regional Australia, produced by WIN Television. ... NBN Television is an Australian television network owned by PBL Media that is based in Newcastle, Australia. ... Prime Television is an Australian television network affiliated to the Seven Network in regional New South Wales, the ACT, and Victoria and in Western Australia as Golden West Network. ... Golden West Network (GWN) is the Seven Network affiliate in Western Australia, servicing all areas except metropolitan Perth in competition with WIN Television WA. There are two services that GWN operates: Normal terrestrial television, and A free-to-air satellite service, broadcasting to remote areas that can’t receive television... Southern Cross Television, or Southern Cross, is an Australian television network available in Tasmania, Darwin, and regional South Australia. ... Sky News Australia is an Australian 24 hour cable and satellite news channel available on Foxtel, Austar, Optus Television and Neighbourhood Cable subscription platforms. ... Sky News Australia is an Australian 24 hour cable and satellite news channel available on Foxtel, Austar, Optus Television and Neighbourhood Cable subscription platforms. ... Macquarie National News is the name of the news service provided by Macquarie Radio Network. ... John Fairfax Holdings Limited (ABN 15 008 663 161) is an Australian Public Company operating in the media industry, working predominantly with newspapers. ... Fox Sports is the name of Australias most watched sports channels. ... For the United States Weather Channel with the same name, see The Weather Channel (United States). ... Squawk Australia is a television business news program aired every weekday at 6:00am Singapore/Hong Kong time on CNBC Asia. ... Trading Matters is a television business news program aired from Mondays to Thursdays at 5:00pm Sydney time on CNBC Asia in Australia only, and rebroadcast 30 minutes later (3:30pm Singapore/Hong Kong/Taiwan time) on the channels pan-Asian feed. ... Australia This Week is a television business news program aired on Fridays and across the weekend on CNBC Asia. ... Australian television channels include two government owned national networks, three major commercial capital city networks, several regional commercial networks and independent stations that are generally affiliates of the major networks, and a handful of community stations. ... Regional television is a term given to local television services in areas outside of the five main Australian cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth). ... This is a listing of Australian television presenters and television journalists. ...

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