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HOW were you af­fected when the full im­pact of 2009’s Black Satur­day bush­fires be­came ap­par­ent?

What about Colling­wood’s break­through pre­mier­ship win in 1990, the death of Princess Diana in 1997, or the Septem­ber 2001 at­tacks on New York’s World Trade Cen­tre?

Mem­o­ries — some that aroused ex­hil­a­ra­tion, oth­ers that brought heart­break — will flood back when you see The Pa­per: 21 Years of the Her­ald Sun on Novem­ber 27.

The doc­u­men­tary’s nar­ra­tor, Chan­nel 7 newsreader Peter Mitchell, says: ‘‘ For more than a cen­tury The Her­ald and The Sun de­liv­ered news to Vic­to­ri­ans from around the world, across the coun­try, and from around the cor­ner. I do re­mem­ber the day the Her­ald Sun was born.’’

The big sto­ries of launch day, Oc­to­ber 8, 1990, were the af­ter­math of the Mag­pies break­ing their pre­mier­ship drought and Chan­nel 9 supremo Kerry Packer fight­ing for his life fol­low­ing a heart at­tack.

The doc­u­men­tary ex­plores the pa­per’s race to break news, and how cov­er­ing that news im­pacts on ed­i­tors, re­porters and pho­tog­ra­phers.

Re­flect­ing on Septem­ber 2001, Her­ald and Weekly Times man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Peter Blun­den says: ‘‘ It was amaz­ing, peo­ple (staff) just poured back into the of­fice, know­ing this was ‘ the big one’.’’

On the cat­a­strophic fires of Fe­bru­ary 2009, Her­ald Sun editor Si­mon Pris­tel says: ‘‘ We sent a dozen re­porters and pho­tog­ra­phers into ef­fec­tively a war zone. It was scorched earth, fires still go­ing.’’ Other events cov­ered in­clude the deaths of Peter Brock and Steve Ir­win, the cap­ture of Tony Mokbel and Cadel Evans’ ex­tra­or­di­nary win of the Tour de France. The Pa­per: 21 Years of the Her­ald Sun Chan­nel 7, Sun­day 5pm

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