Leslie Seymour: The Everywhere Man — Have Camera Will Travel

“Who the hell is Leslie Seymour?” That’s what journalist and broadcaster Ray Martin asks facetiously in his foreword to the autobiography of Les Seymour, his long-time mate, and it’s a fair question. Unless you’re a veteran journo or a media junkie, you may not have heard about cameraman extraordinaire, Les Seymour. All he’s ever done … Continue reading Leslie Seymour: The Everywhere Man — Have Camera Will Travel

Lest we forget October: The month for sad anniversaries

This is a tale of two anniversaries – the Bali bombing ten years ago, and the Battle of El Alamein 70 years ago (Left: Photo of Diggers in 1942. Australian War Memorial). Both of them brought back memories of the Channel Nine Sunday Program, where I was working as a supervising producer on the morning of … Continue reading Lest we forget October: The month for sad anniversaries

Paul Ryan: The deer hunter who would be president

“Once there were two brothers. One ran away to sea, the other was elected Vice-President, and nothing was ever heard of either of them again.” That witty quote came from Thomas R. Marshall, who just happened to be US Vice-President for two terms (1913-1921) under Woodrow Wilson. In his early years, he took to drink, … Continue reading Paul Ryan: The deer hunter who would be president

Deadline looms for Kennedy Awards

This is not my usual blog format, just a special one-off notice for journalists who are interested in entering the inaugural Kennedy Awards for Excellence in NSW Journalism. The awards will celebrate the quality of news breaking, storytelling and creativity in the metropolitan and regional media, and the entries are coming in thick and fast. … Continue reading Deadline looms for Kennedy Awards