Every Sunday morning at 9am I turn the TV on and eat breakfast while catching up with the weeks political events by watching Insiders on ABC1 TV
Since mid-2001 Insiders has provided a forum for “Insiders” in the Australian media to discuss political events and policies currently being debated by parliament. This is accompanied by pre-taped “Your shout” segment and a live cross between Insiders host Barrie Cassidy and Paul Kelly (Editor-at-Large of The Australian newspaper).
Talking Pictures with Michael Bowers
My favourite part of the show is the amusing weekly segment “Talking Pictures with Michael Bowers” where Michael highlights the best political cartoons and photos in the media with a guest (usually a politician or Australian political cartoonist)
In the example below which aired on 21st June 2009, Michael chatted with former federal treasurer Peter Costello about his departure from federal politics and how the photo-media and political cartoonists had portrayed him during his political career.
Behind the Scenes of ABC TV Insiders
A few weeks ago Michael Bowers took some behind the scenes photos of the Insiders studio and kindly gave me permission to use them in this blog post so fans of Insiders could see the photos altogether in a slideshow.
Archives of all past Insiders shows including transcripts are available on the ABC website. Videos of segments on the show are available from early 2007 onwards.
Insiders is followed at 10am by “Inside Business”, hosted by respected financial journalist Alan Kohler