Thursday, October 04, 2018

Farewell Hendo

Actually, I am not so keen on all these matey matey name abbreviation on tv between news presenters and sports and weather presenters. ABC Victoria's newsreader Ian Henderson is soon to retire after reading the news since 1992.

He has worked for the ABC since 1980 and particularly remember him as being a very good state political reporter. He covered the fall of the Berlin Wall and the release of Nelson Mandela. He is a consummate news reader, with a relaxed style and does exactly what he is supposed to do, read the news, without fuss. He will be missed on our screens and in my shallow gay way, I hope the next newsreader, if a male, is just as handsome. If it is a woman, I just hope she is a good news reader. That's turning the normal upside down.



18 comments:

  1. A good news presenter is hard to find. And they do become a part of our lives.

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    1. EC, they do indeed become part of our lives. He could have a very grim expression when reading out child abuse stories.

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  2. I like most news readers it's the news I don't like much.
    Merle...........

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    1. Merle, we aren't supposed to like the news. By its nature it is bad, a disaster, corruption and bad people. Sad, but true.

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  3. Melbourne almost always had respectful newsreaders and commentators. Sydney had the right wing, nasty and racist commentators, more on radio than tv.

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    1. Hels, I have never understood how Sydney people could take to Laws, Jones and now Hadley. Atrocious people in my opinion.

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  4. I haven't watched the news in quite a while until last night and even then I didn't pay attention. I don't much like the name abbreviations either, it seems unprofessional.

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    1. River, the name abbreviation is probably an older person annoyance. We grew up with a more formal style of news reading that itself had serious graveness.

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  5. Don't think I ever came across him, but then the news here are very much state only news, which I always found a bit strange. Hope he enjoys his retirement and another good looking guy comes along :)

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    1. Sami, each state has their own newsreader, but sometime Sydney news readers are seen nationally. We would have watched ABC news when we were in Perth, but I really can't remember who it was now.

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  6. Sounds like he was exceptionally good at his job.

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    1. Sandra, he was both confident and relaxed.

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  7. Our news people are hopelessly bad, most of them anyway. I really hate watching the news, and mostly do it for the weather.
    Right now I watch the TV and scream at it. American News is depressing at best!

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    1. Maribeth, we only saw the main tv channels news in the US and the kindest I can say is that it is very different to our own.

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    1. Ad Rad, rather like our good selves.

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  9. I too will miss seeing Brian on the news.

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    1. CM, wrong name but I think the right person as ABC Victoria does go into southern NSW, I believe. His replacements have been announced and it is a good choice.

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