What’s the first news story you remember? Was it a big international event or something closer to home? And why has it stayed with you?
In a new podcast from the Melbourne Press Club, we ask some of our best-known public figures what was the first news story they recall.
It’s called Have You Heard The News? So, stand by as we revisit some epic moments in time, and get ready to ask yourself – Have You Heard The News?
Simon Holmes à Court – Have You Heard The News?
Simon Holmes a Court was just a schoolboy when his attention was captured by frontpage news reports of a multiple shooting at a US McDonalds. It was the first news story that stayed with Simon, and it raised some big questions for the Convenor of Climate 200 about how news is covered.
Kathleen Lively – Have You Heard The News?
It's been Thanksgiving in the USA, and we talk to US Consul General Kathleen Lively about the first news story she remembers - the mystery surrounding the disappearance of two local girls from her hometown, Washington DC, as well as the profound impact of the Watergate revelations.
Barry Judd – Have You Heard The News?
Professor Barry Judd's first news story takes us back to the events of November 11, 1975, and the dismissal of the Whitlam government.
Listen to how that news story changed the Melbourne University academic's view of the world.
Sally Capp – Have You Heard The News?
What's the first news story that Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp remembers? In Have You Heard The News?, we ask prominent Melburnians what news story first galvanised their attention. For Sally, it was an international story that became an obsession.
Miriam Silva – Have You Heard The News?
We start the series with Miriam Silva AM, an experienced businesswoman, who has contributed to organisations across agriculture, multiculturalism and the arts. Her choice of news story is a deeply personal one, that is a timely reminder for us all as we brace for what is forecast to be a hot summer.