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From the Archives: Five Decades (2000s) - Paul Holmes Television (Excerpts) – 2010 Documentary

From the Archives: Five Decades (2000s) - Paul Holmes

Television (Excerpts) – 2010 Documentary

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In this excerpt from TVNZ Heartland’s look back at Kiwi TV history, presenter Andrew Shaw sits down with veteran broadcaster Paul Holmes to discuss his career. The 2010 korero begins with Holmes' comment that he initially saw broadcasting as a platform to pursue his acting aspirations. Holmes then ranges across tales of radio DJing and ratings wars; the challenges of his high profile transition to TV current affairs, and 15 years hosting his primetime show; and jumping ship to Prime, then returning to TVNZ to work on Q+A and Dancing with the Stars.

At the end of university I wanted to be a great actor…
– Paul Holmes on his early aspirations