Axings, Appointments and Apologies | TV Blackbox S02E07

What a week it's been for television and the rapidly-shrinking media cycle! Attacks and apologies inside a couple of days, announcements, more failures and failures-to-launch, and some amazing speculation about who is going to run the ABC.

It's a special two-fer episode as Rob and Molk take turns at talking through the issues and unloading on what we think are the biggest moments of the week. Lucky you listeners!

Each week the TV Blackbox team take you behind the scenes, wade through the PR spin and launch into the reality that is the Australian television business.

On this episode:

  • Could the ABC be about to appoint ITA BUTTROSE as Chairman of the Board? (2:22)

  • The Daily Telegraph attacks GEORGIE GARDNER and then apologises after an unprecedented response by Nine's Head of News and Current Affairs DARREN WICK. (9:30)

  • Rob asks is Network 10's executive team facing the axe (and then unloads)? (19:25)

  • The new-look AFL FOOTY SHOW hosts are leaked, and Molk doesn't think it's enough. (30:55)

  • ABC cameraman attacks 'devious' PETER DUTTON on Facebook. (34:50)

  • LISA WILKINSON sets the record straight on 9Honey's (false) accusations. (37.25)

  • Molk delivers his programming wrap with a special twist based on who we should be worried about the most... (41:00)

  • Rob & Molk give you a couple of shows worth binge watching or tuning in for! (55:40)

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