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Holmes - First Episode Television (Excerpts) – 1989 News/Current Affairs

Holmes - First Episode

Television (Excerpts) – 1989 News/Current Affairs

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The very first Holmes show. In this famous interview, Paul Holmes asks American yachtsman Dennis Conner to apologise for cheating in the America's Cup. Conner storms out, making headlines the next day and giving the new show a ratings boost. The NZ Herald described this interview as "an aggressive, overly-mannered encounter interview rather than a thoughtful interrogation, a ratings-generating event rather than a genuine, tenacious journalistic grilling." It was a style that made Holmes famous.

Key Cast & Crew

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Paul Holmes

Presenter

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Paul Cutler

Executive Producer

It could be fair to say that no one raises more passion in New Zealanders than an American yachtie Dennis Conner.
– Paul Holmes