Presented by Sky News Host and The Australian’s Associate Editor Chris Kenny, the one-hour special investigation examines the extraordinary parallel lives of two former Australian Prime Ministers –Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull.
Once enemies and aggressive rivals, Rudd and Turnbull saw each other as the main barrier to each other’s destiny, as their naked ambitions defined one of the most turbulent times in Australian politics.
Now, they’re united in bitterness as the most unlikely of allies. They have thrust themselves back into the spotlight with an extraordinary campaign to try to save their legacies, by shifting the blame of their demise onto the media, in particular News Corp media organisations.
Sky News investigates the real story behind their success and ultimate failures.
A former chief of staff to Malcolm Turnbull, Chris Kenny explores every aspect of the former Prime Ministers’ lives, probing the shared narrative that binds the two. From boys suffering loss to leaders of their country, they were both shaped by childhood trauma, rose rapidly in brilliant pre-politics careers, and married strong women before leading their parties and their nation. They shaped a tumultuous period that might have forever changed Australia’s political paradigm.
The documentary hears from people who know these men well and have seen them in close quarters. Interviewees include Kevin Rudd’s brother and Canberra lobbyist, Greg Rudd, former Labor party leader Mark Latham, former Liberal party minister Sharman Stone, former QLD Premier Peter Beattie, political commentator Tom Switzer, former Liberal senator Nick Minchin, veteran cartoonist Warren Brown, former editor in chief of The Australian Chris Mitchell and Sky News Anchor and former Turnbull staffer Peta Credlin.
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