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Landline (1991 - current)

Current affairs program
Weekly x 60 minutes

Series synopsis:

A weekly 60 minute rural news and current affairs program in a magazine format. Landline is introduced by a presenter, with items delivered by current affairs reporters with a special interest in rural issues.

Curator’s Notes:

The audience for Landline is 50-50 bush versus the city. Each program gives a rainfall summary, a commodities report, a rural news summary and current affairs reports from rural Australia. The program has reporters in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, with the executive producer and two reporters in Queensland. The program is first broadcast at midday on Sundays with an obligation to cover the main rural issues of the day, and repeated at on Monday mornings. From 2008 there will be a half hour cut-down of the show screened once a week that will be the same show minus the news items.

Titles in this series

Landline - Ethanol Special 2006 2006

Landline has put together a special bulletin about ethanol which presents both a history and a current snapshot of Australia’s position in relation to its use here. The program also presents a picture from around the world with regard to ...