Talk about a hiding to nothing. I’m going to be on ABC TV’s interactive political panel discussion show Q and A next week. I will confidently predict that the show will have amongst its worst ratings for the year. Hopefully this will be more to do with it going head to head against the Beijing Olympics than to do with people switching off in droves due to my own performance.
The other panelists include deputy Federal opposition leader Julie Bishop, former NSW premier Bob Carr, the Australian Foriegn Affairs editor Greg Sheridan and apparently some woman whose been living in England for years who I’ve vaguely heard of. I hope she can get the hang of the TV panel show format ok…
On Q&A this week the writers dominate. The show features author and academic, Germaine Greer, writer and artistic director, Marcus Westbury and The Australian newspaper’s foreign editor, Greg Sheridan. Joining them from the domain of politics are Deputy Opposition Leader, Julie Bishop and the former Premier of NSW, Bob Carr.
It will be interesting. Q and A is broadcast live and features a heavy amount of viewer and audience input in the questions. If you have any burning questions for the panel you can have your say on the web site or even sign up for the studio audience if you are in Sydney.
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