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Gordon Dryden

Presenter, Interviewer

From a career in print journalism and public relations that began in his teens, Gordon Dryden became a familiar face on New Zealand television in the mid 70s. Earning himself a reputation as a tough interviewer, Dryden hosted coverage of the 1975 election before presenting Friday Conference. A 1991 TV series on education would lead to book The Learning Revolution, which sold in the millions.

The needs of television cannot be separated from New Zealand's needs to be a fully working democracy. And democracy is not just based on a choice of alternatives, but an informed choice. Gordon Dryden, during a 1970 public inquiry into the future of television