Here’s an internal memo from
ABC News and Current Affairs Director John Cameron admitting that the
ABC fumbled what was widely regarded (including by Crikey) as the best
news coverage of last year – the ABC’s tsunami coverage – by failing to
enter it in the Logies. Instead, former ABC boss Max U, now at Nine,
gets the glory for coverage that was days behind the ABC’s all the way.

Many congratulations to Australian Story for winning its third consecutive Logie.

The winning 2005 entry was the Ivan Milat story which was primarily the work of Ben Cheshire, John Stewart and Quentin Davis.

Australian Story is now in its tenth year and continues to go from strength to strength under the guidance of Executive Producer, Deb Fleming.

and Current Affairs would almost certainly have won a second Logie if
an administrative mix-up had not ruled out the ABC’s Tsunami coverage
in the Most Outstanding News Coverage category.

John Cameron
News and Current Affairs

Peter Fray

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