Mar 23, 2012

Prime Minister Bill McMahon Visits Puckle Street

Current affairs reporting on radio and television was developing quickly during the late sixties and early seventies and politicians were becoming more adept at using these mediums.  ABC radio already had established itself as an important source of political reporting, going beyond basic interviews with politicians.
This audio archive at http://australianpolitics.com/audio/1970-1979/1972-archive gives a compilation of episodes of “PM” broadcast on November 27 to 29, 1972 looking at the historic  “Its Time” election campaign.  Part of this compilation includes a visit by Prime Minister William McMahon  to  Puckle Street, Moonee Ponds and even more interestingly,  vox pops with local residents.
Please note that the audio track runs for approx 22 minutes and will take some time to download, depending on your connection.


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