In­sid­ers

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Sun­day, 9am, ABC1 More than 535,000 view­ers tuned in to In­sid­ers just af­ter Kevin Rudd re­placed Ju­lia Gil­lard as Prime Min­is­ter. That proves there’s in­ter­est in pol­i­tics, even over a bowl of muesli, among vot­ers who want to get a han­dle on what’s re­ally hap­pen­ing. If that’s pos­si­ble. Hosted by vet­eran Can­berra jour­nal­ist Bar­rie Cassidy, who joined the ABC in 1979, but left in 1986 to be­come press sec­re­tary to prime min­is­ter Bob Hawke un­til 1991, In­sid­ers of­fers an in­formed over­view of the week’s events. A panel of se­nior jour­nal­ists, fun to watch when they try to de­mol­ish each other’s opin­ions, de­bates hot is­sues and dis­sects the day’s news­pa­per front pages. Pho­tog­ra­pher Mike Bow­ers hosts the pop­u­lar Talk­ing Pic­tures seg­ment, a look at the best of the week’s po­lit­i­cal car­toons and pho­to­graphs. The In­sid­ers panel this week in­cludes Mal­colm Farr from news.com.au and Dennis Atkins from The Courier-Mail. If you don’t wake up in time or the dog in­sists it needs a walk RIGHT NOW, you can catch it later on www.abc.net.au/tv/iview.

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