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Gordon Dryden

Presenter, Interviewer

After starting in journalism in his teens, Gordon Dryden became a familiar face on New Zealand television. Earning himself a reputation as a tough interviewer, Dryden hosted coverage of the 1975 election before presenting Friday Conference. He devoted years to his dream of launching a private TV channel. A 1991 series on education led to book The Learning Revolution, which sold in the millions. He died on 26 September 2022.

I don't know whether it means much, but I've got a piece of paper here that says you've got a television warrant. Gordon Dryden quotes a 1973 phone call from his lawyer regarding Dryden's ultimately unsuccessful campaign to launch a new television channel, in his book Out of the Red, page 201