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50 Years of New Zealand Television - Episode One Television – 2010 Documentary

50 Years of New Zealand Television - Episode One

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This is the opening episode of the Prime TV series celebrating 50 years of New Zealand television: from an opening night puppet show in Auckland in 1960, through to Outrageous Fortune five decades later. It traverses the medium's development and its major turning points (including the rise of programme-making and news, networking, colour and the arrival of TV3, Prime, NZ on Air, Sky and Māori Television) and interviews many of the major players. The changing nature of the NZ living room — always with the telly in pride of place as modern hearth — is a story within a story.

People love New Zealand and they love the stories. They have a real joy and celebration of it. I’m convinced about that.
– Marcus Lush