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Eyasha

Australian 9 Network feature Prince Sunday May 1

9.30pm (EST) 9 Network: Prince The Legend, The Mystery. This appears to be a repeat of the American 20/20 program: "20/20 will report on the incredible life and untimely death of music legend Prince. The hour will be hosted by Elizabeth Vargas and will feature reporting from Vargas, Dan Harris from Prince's home in Minneapolis, Chris Connelly in Los Angeles and Deborah Roberts in New York."

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Reply #1 posted 05/01/16 6:17am

2kittens

Just watched Richard Wilkins present an hour on the life of Prince.

Where to start? Well here's what I think happened.

Channel 9; "we'd like you to present a show about Prince"

Richard; "yeah, I can do that, after all, I interviewed him once"

Richard (with or without researchers, I don't know how these things work) go to Google

Finds Wikkipedia

googles some 'Fun Facts' about Prince ( which, frankly, I could have done a much better job on)

Presents the 'facts' in the most boring voice, he may as well have been discussing the price of broccoli.

Proceeds to get basics wrong (FYI Richard) it's pronounced MY TAY not MATE, as the woman herself says not 3 seconds later

Says Prince got 'quite emotional'when he did his interview with Prince,who was (IMO) mucking around. any fool sitting there could have got that

In short, once again, in my opinion, Channel 9 should have saved themselves the money they paid on Richard's wages, got the interviews together with the people who knew Prince talking about him, suggest anyone who wanted any more information go to Google, play Purple Rain again, because, why not, lets not scratch below the very superficial surface and call it quits.

As the Australian icon Molly would say "do yourselves a favour"

And go and clean your teeth for an hour (IMO)

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Reply #2 posted 05/01/16 7:50am

purplesweat

It was literally just the 20/20 doco with RW repeating the entire thing word for word.
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