Southern Cross Austereo new TV series for its regional network

Southern Cross Austereo will air a six part public affairs TV series.    


The annoucement:

Southern Cross Austereo has today announced a six part public affairs television program ‘The Great Divide’, designed specifically for its regional television network and dedicated to the concerns of Australians living outside major cities in the countdown to the 2012 Federal Election.

The Great Divide is a half-hour weekly program hosted by esteemed journalist Graham Davis, and premieres on Sunday September 2nd with a debate centreing on rural independents, their vital role in propping up the Gillard Labor Government and the power plays that lie ahead in the coming months.

Featuring in the first episode are NSW MP Tony Windsor, who is fighting off a determined challenge in his New England seat; Queensland maverick Bob Katter, who is fielding candidates for his own party for the first time; Senator Barnaby Joyce, who intends to transfer to the House of Representatives by contesting a Federal seat, and Labor’s Anthony Albanese, who is Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and the Government’s Leader of the House.

The Great Divide is set to raise the voice of regional Australia in the national debate at a time when many feel an increasing sense of alienation from the political process.

Program host Graham Davis, is a Walkley and Logie award-winning journalist, widely acknowledged for his interviewing skills which span many years on the Nine Network’s Sunday Program.

The Great Divide Host, Graham Davis said, “People who think politics are boring haven’t seen enough of the bush. It’s no coincidence that some of our most colourful politicians represent regional Australia and we’ll be showcasing them every week for both their wisdom and wit.”

Southern Cross Austereo CEO Rhys Holleran said, “Our intention with The Great Divide is to utilise our regional television network and give Australians outside major cities a voice. The upcoming Federal Election will be one of the most important in Australia’s history and the regions have a huge amount of power to influence the outcome.”

The Great Divide screens at 9am from Sunday, September 2nd 2012 on Southern Cross Austereo’s regional television network throughout Australia, and will be available online at www.thegreatdivideshow.com.au

Source: Southern Cross Austereo press release


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