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The Friday Conference - Robert Muldoon interview

Television (Full Length) – 1976

In this feisty late 1976 The Friday Conference interview, host Gordon Dryden holds Prime Minister Muldoon to account over his 1975 election pledges. Dryden challenges Muldoon’s touting of freedom (amidst price freezes, wage controls and an All Blacks tour to apartheid South Africa), and the PM's description of himself as a liberal (with heated talk about insults traded during the Colin Moyle affair). Dryden evokes the spectre of the McCarthy era, and a pugnacious Muldoon invokes “the ordinary bloke”. Muldoon later refused to be interviewed by Dryden again for the show. 

I wonder if you can tell me any other democratic country in the non-communist world in which the government has imposed a complete wages freeze and a prices freeze?
– Gordon Dryden

Key Cast & Crew

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Gordon Dryden


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Roy Good


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Donald Hope Evans

Producer, Director

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Pene Thomas

Production Team

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Pam Seebold

Production Team

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South Pacific Television