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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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4-Corners: Bitter End

Bitter End

The inside story of the ABC’s corporate meltdown.

On Monday, Four Corners investigates the corporate crisis that engulfed the ABC and brought down both the Managing Director and the Chair in the space of one brutal week.

Reporter Sarah Ferguson, in interviews with the two key individuals at the centre of this tumultuous episode, investigates the tensions and allegations that have rocked the national broadcaster – from the appointment of a “change agent” to reinvent the corporation, to the assertion of political interference at the highest levels.

Former MD, Michelle Guthrie speaks for the first time about her sacking and the breakdown of her relationship with the ABC Board. Former Chair Justin Milne gives a frank account of the power struggle behind the scenes.

In the seven weeks since the ABC’s corporate meltdown there has been plenty of speculation but little detail about the events that unfolded behind closed doors at the national broadcaster.

Now Four Corners tells the inside story of the crisis that shocked the organisation and left the public confused and concerned.

Bitter End, reported and presented by Sarah Ferguson, goes to air on Monday 12th November at 8.30pm. It is replayed on Tuesday 13th November at 1.00pm and Wednesday 14th at 11.20pm. It can also be seen on ABC NEWS channel on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST, ABC iview and at abc.net.au/4corners.

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. John Blackstone

    November 13, 2018 at 8:47 am

    I understand why some women who have been sexually harassed do not come forward to report their concerns until some time later, for example the victims in cases like that of Rolf Harris.

    In this case Michelle Guthrie claimed that inappropriate touching by Justin Milne occurred during the height of the #Me Too. Why would a powerful woman not tell other men on the night? Why not slap the guy? Why wait until Four Corners comes around for a story?

  2. Russell

    November 13, 2018 at 6:30 am

    Ultimately the Federal Government seriously interfered with the day to day operation of the ABC.

    Former ABC Chair Justin Milne said that all he was concerned about was making sure that government funding of the ABC wasn’t cut, and that it remained the same. He said that ultimately the Government was the shareholder, and provided the money.

    WRONG, Justin.

    Ultimately, it is the Australian CITIZENS who are the sole shareholders, and it is OUR money which funds the ABC.

    The Government is misrepresenting its owners and moving to control all the media’s coverage of itself.

    Hands OFF!

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