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Newsnight - Series One, Episode 172 Television (Excerpts) – 1994 News/Current Affairs

Newsnight - Series One, Episode 172

Television (Excerpts) – 1994 News/Current Affairs

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In these excerpts from TV2's mid-90s late night news show, reporter Mark Staufer talks to Chic Littlewood about a TV career that has taken him from Chic Chat, his 1970s kids show (with puppets Nowsy and Willie McNabb) to playing policeman Laurie Brasch on Shortland Street. Andrew Shaw, whose show followed Chic Chat, reveals a studio shortage at TVNZ at the time. Meanwhile Marcus Lush goes behind the scenes at a luxury Auckland hotel, only to discover a notable lack of TV set destruction from its rock star clientele. Perhaps they were too busy with the telescopes.

More populist than tabloid with an emphasis on entertainment.
– Newsnight producer Irene Gardiner quoted in National Business Review, 11 Mar 1994, p56