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Encyclopedia > Four Corners (TV series)
Four Corners
Genre Documentary
Presented by Liz Jackson (since 1995)
Country of origin Flag of Australia Australia
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 47
Production
Running time 45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Original run 19 August 1961 – present
External links
Official website
IMDb profile

Four Corners is Australia's longest-running investigative journalism/current affairs television program. Produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Australia, it premiered on 19 August 1961[1] and is still running. Founding producer Robert Raymond (1961-62) and his successor Allan Ashbolt (1963) did much to set the ongoing tone of the program. Four Corners may refer to any of the following: Four Corners, a region of the United States the Four Corners Monument at that location Four Corners, a point in Canada Four Corners of Law in Charleston, South Carolina: The intersection of Broad Street with Meeting Street, where four edifices housing... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Liz Jackson during the 2005 season of Media Watch. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Investigative journalism is a kind of journalism in which reporters deeply investigate a topic of interest, often involving crime, political corruption, or some other scandal. ... Current affairs is a genre of broadcast journalism where the emphasis is on detailed analysis and discussion of news stories that have recently occurred or are ongoing at the time of broadcast. ... The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Alwyn Bob Raymond OAM (7 July 1922 – 26 September 2003) was an Australian Logie Award winning producer, director, writer, filmmaker and journalist. ...


Based on the Panorama concept, the program addresses a single issue in depth each week, showing either a locally produced program or a relevant documentary from overseas. The program has won many awards for investigative journalism, and broken many stories that had previously had no exposure in the Australian media. A notable early example of this was the show's epoch-making 1962 exposé on the appalling living conditions endured by many Australian Aboriginals living in rural New South Wales. Panorama is a long-running current affairs documentary series on BBC television, launched in 1953 and focusing on investigative journalism. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Aboriginal Flag Indigenous Australians are the people who lived in the Australia and its nearby islands before the arrival of European settlers in 1788, and who continue to live there as minority peoples. ... Slogan or Nickname: First State, Premier State Motto(s): Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004...

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Notable episodes

In 1983, Four Corners aired allegations that former NSW Premier Neville Wran had tried to influence the magistry over the dropping of fraud charges against Kevin Humphries, charged with misappropriation of funds from the Balmain Leagues Club. Wran stood down and the Street Royal Commission, headed by Justice Lawrence Street, was set up to inquire into this matter. Street exonerated Wran of all allegations laid against him. Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Before the 1890s, there was no formal party system in New South Wales. ... Neville Kenneth Wran AC QC (born October 11, 1926) was the Premier of New South Wales from 1976 until 1986. ... The Balmain Tigers (also known as the Sydney Tigers from 1994-98) were one of the founding clubs of the New South Wales Rugby League premiership and one of the most successful in the history of that competition with eleven premierships. ... In 1983, then New South Wales Premier Neville Wran faced the Street Royal Commission over claims by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) current affairs show Four Corners that he had tried to influence the magistracy over the 1977 committal of Kevin Humphries, who had been charged with misappropriation of funds. ...


Together with articles in The Courier-Mail, a 1987 Four Corners reported on police corruption in Queensland. The subsequent royal commission, known as the Fitzgerald Inquiry, found systematic corruption in various levels of government and led to the resignation of Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen. The Courier-Mail is a daily newspaper published in Brisbane, Australia. ... This article is about political corruption. ... Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Peter Beattie (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd)  - Product per capita  $40,170/person (6th) Population (End of November 2006)  - Population  4,164,590 (3rd)  - Density  2. ... In states that are Commonwealth Realms a Royal Commission is a major government public inquiry into an issue. ... The Fitzgerald Inquiry into Queensland Police corruption was a judicial inquiry presided over by Tony Fitzgerald QC. The inquiry was established in response to a series of articles on high-level police corruption in The Courier-Mail by reporter Phil Dickie, followed by a Four Corners report, aired on 11... List of Premiers of Queensland Before the 1890s there was no formal party system in Queensland. ... Sir Johannes Joh Bjelke-Petersen, KCMG (13 January 1911 – 23 April 2005), New Zealand-born Australian politician, was the longest-serving and longest-lived Premier of the state of Queensland. ...


The same programme has also investigated other cases of corruption in the New South Wales and Victoria police forces. Slogan or Nickname: First State, Premier State Motto(s): Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004... Slogan or Nickname: Garden State, The Place to Be Motto(s): Peace and Prosperity Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Government Constitutional monarchy Governor David de Kretser Premier Steve Bracks (resigning effective 30th July 2007) (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 37  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05...


Another memorable report from 1985 helped to reveal that the French secret service had been responsible for the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior. Logo of Francess Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure (DGSE) / General Directorate for External Security. ... Rainbow Warrior is the name of a series of ships operated by Greenpeace. ...


A 2006 episode titled "Greenhouse Mafia", exposes the influence of the fossil fuel lobby on Australian climate change policy. Greenhouse Mafia is the title of a program aired by the ABC on the February 13, 2006 episode of its weekly documentary program Four Corners. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400,000 years For current global climate change, see Global warming. ...


Comperes

(From Museum of Broadcast Communications)

  • Michael Charlton, 1961
  • Gerald Lyons, 1962-63
  • Frank Bennett, 1964
  • Robert Moore, 1964
  • John Penlington, 1964
  • Robert Moore, 1965-67
  • John Temple, 1968
  • Mike Willesee, 1969-71
  • David Flatman, 1971-72
  • Caroline Jones, 1973-81
  • Andrew Olle, 1985-94
  • Liz Jackson, 1995 - 1999
  • No presenter - 1999 -

Michael Willesee (Born June 29, 1942) is an Australian television presenter. ... Andrew Olle (1947 – 12 December 1995) was a presenter on Australias ABC, beginning his career in 1967 as a news cadet and, until his death, working in a wide variety of programs, including but not limited to: The 7. ... Liz Jackson during the 2005 season of Media Watch. ...

Producers

(From Museum of Broadcast Communications)

  • Bob Raymond (1961-62)
  • Allan Ashbolt (1963)
  • Gerald Lyons (1963)
  • John Power (1964)
  • Robert Moore (1965-67)
  • Sam Lipski (1968)
  • Allan Martin (1968-72)
  • Tony Ferguson (1973)
  • Peter Reid (1973-80)
  • Paul Davies (1980-81)
  • Paul Lyneham (1980-81)
  • John Penlington (1980-81)
  • John Temple (1980-81)
  • Jonathon Holmes (1982-84)
  • Peter Manning (1985-88)
  • Ian Macintosh (1989-90)
  • Marian Wilkinson (1991-92)
  • Ian Carroll (1992-95)
  • Harry Bardwell (1995)
  • Paul Williams (1995)
  • John Budd (1995-96)
  • Bruce Belsham (1996-2007)

Sam Lipski (born in Melbourne in 1938) is a distinguished Australian journalist. ...

References

  1. ^ Bayley, Andrew. Classic Australian Television Guides. televisionau.siv.net.au. Retrieved on 2007-06-26.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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