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ScreenTalk Short: Jennie Goodwin

Interview – 2018

Jennie Goodwin was the first woman in the Commonwealth to read a prime time news bulletin. Beginning as a continuity announcer on TV1, Goodwin moved to the fledgling second channel in 1975, and read the news on the Two at Seven bulletin until 1982. In this ScreenTalk Short, she talks about being trained to enunciate in perfect BBC style, clothing requirements in the days of black and white television, being part of the transition to colour, the challenges of being a rare female newsreader, covering the Erebus disaster, and returning to read the news on Breakfast.

The full version of this interview was first uploaded on 15 December 2014.

This video is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside