Leg­end tells his story

The Queensland Times - - LIFE | WIN ON WEDNESDAY -

AF­TER thou­sands of sto­ries, a leg­end fi­nally tells his own.

Mike Wille­see has been Aus­tralia’s most revered tele­vi­sion jour­nal­ist for more than 50 years. And be­hind the lens, a busi­ness­man, power­bro­ker, trailblazer and en­dur­ing enigma.

Son of a min­is­ter in the Whit­lam cabi­net, Wille­see was a foot­ball star be­fore find­ing fame as a cru­sad­ing jour­nal­ist, and Viet­nam War correspondent, for This Day Tonight and Four

Cor­ners. Later, as cre­ator of A Cur­rent Af­fair, his in­ter­views be­came news in them­selves, at­tract­ing block­buster rat­ings, wield­ing huge po­lit­i­cal power and trans­form­ing him into an icon.

In life, Wille­see was a hus­band and fa­ther of six. He made a for­tune in ra­dio and tele­vi­sion then lost it sav­ing the Syd­ney Swans and bat­tling his demons. Mem­oirs is that truth – the ex­tra­or­di­nary true story of Mike Wille­see’s epic life. Mike Wille­see Mem­oirs BOOK (RRP $44.99) cour­tesy of Pan Macmil­lan Pub­lish­ers

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