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Dougal Stevenson

Newsreader

When television's nightly news finally went nationwide in 1969, newsreader Dougal Stevenson was the person chosen to read the very first bulletin. Six years later, Stevenson and Bill McCarthy were given alternating command of Television One's 6.30 news slot. These days the beloved broadcaster, occasional actor and car fan presents regional show Dunedin Diary, back in the town where his TV career first began in 1964.

His voice is still 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. Dominion Post reviewer Jane Bowron on Dougal Stevenson, 27 November 2009

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Interview

Dougal Stevenson: Newsreading legend...

Interview, 2016

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I Was There

2013 - 2014, Presenter - Television

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I Was There - Wahine Disaster

2013, Presenter - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred

2010, Subject - Television

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Ice Worlds

2002, Narrator - Television

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Ice Worlds - Life at the Edge

2002, Narrator - Television

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The Tribe - First Episode

1999, As: Newsreader - Television

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William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale

1998, As: Uncle Jonathan - Television

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The Edge

1993, Director - Television

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Here is the News

1992, Subject - Television

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Here is the News - The End of the NZ Broadcasting Corporation

1992, Subject - Television

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Antiques for Love or Money - Episode Three

1986, Presenter - Television

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Sailing Away

1986, Performer - Music video

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The Rainbow Warrior Affair

1986, Narrator - Television

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25 Years of Television - Part One

1985, Presenter - Television

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Antiques for Love or Money

1983 - 1988, Presenter - Television

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The Motor Show - Minis

1981, Reporter - Television

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The Motor Show

1980 - 1982, Presenter - Television

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Will the Real Mr Claus Please Stand Up

1977, As: Santa Claus - Television

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Sleeping Dogs

1977, As: Newsreader - Film

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Freshwater Dive

1975, Narrator - Short Film

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Telethon

1975 - 1993, Presenter - Television

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There is a Place

1975, Narrator - Short Film

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TV One News

1975 - 1980, Newsreader - Television

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The State Visit to New Zealand of Their Imperial Majesties the Shahanshah Aryamehr and the Shahbanou of Iran 1974

1974, Narrator - Short Film

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Reading the News

1966 - 1987, Presenter - Television

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Town and Around

1965 - 1966, Reporter (Wellington) - Television

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Compass

1967, Reporter - Television

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NZBC Network News

1968 - 1975, Newsreader - Television