Jane Bowron of the Dominion Post once wrote of Dougal Stevenson: “His voice is authoritative. If there is an end-of-the-world broadcast kept in readiness for the final moments on Earth, I hope TVNZ has chosen Dougal to announce it.” The quote raises a hearty laugh from the man who did, indeed, become a voice of authority for a generation of Kiwi TV news viewers until the 1980s – so much so that Stevenson was an obvious choice to co-host I Was There, a Heartland TV series that reviews many of New Zealand history’s defining moments in four decades since the 1960s
Farming Show radio host Jamie Mackay has been found to have abused his position by allegedly threatening staff of a Queenstown bar with bad publicity and then broadcasting his grievances. The Broadcasting Standards Authority said Mackay told an anecdote on the Farming Show, broadcast in January on Newstalk ZB, about his experience at The Waterfront Bar and Bistro in Queenstown
Israel’s national broadcast authority has banned the country’s contestant in the upcoming Eurovision song contest from wearing a dress made by John Galliano, citing an anti-Semitic rant by the celebrity designer two years ago.
“It’s not much of a future,” says Georgia Nikolopoulou, who’s 28 and has an advanced degree in marine biology.
HOW can we capitalize on the inherent desire of people all over the world that things should be done, wherever they can be done, by private enterprise?” This fundamental question was raised by David Lilienthal, onetime chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority, now a consultant to foreign governments on their own development programs.
His captors put out cigarettes on Haitham Amro’s body.
Thailand excels at throwing out the welcome mat for visitors. In the 50 years since the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Airways were founded, the country has evolved from an obscure, barely visited Southeast Asian backwater to one of the developing world’s most expertly marketed travel destinations.
He changes his appearance frequently. “Yesterday, my beard was out to here,” he says, cupping a hand an inch from a cheek now shaved clean.
A security guard at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport is under arrest for allegedly making threatening remarks about President Obama, a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said Wednesday.
A scare over the health of Thailand’s king has delivered a blunt lesson to investors about political risk in a country where many see the revered monarch as the sole hope of reconciliation in an increasingly fractured society. The palace tried to combat rumours about the 81-year-old king’s health with a statement on Wednesday evening, saying his condition was improving after almost a month in hospital with fatigue and breathing problems.