The Trials of Gordon Wood
It was a case that had it all, a flamboyant stockbroker, a beautiful model, murky business dealings and, a deadly mystery. And at the centre of it all was chauffeur Gordon Wood. Everyone believed Gordon Wood had murdered his girlfriend, Caroline Byrne, that he’d thrown her off The Gap, a well-known Sydney suicide spot.
He was convicted and given a lengthy prison sentence.
But Gordon Wood is now free after winning a sensational appeal. He is an innocent man but it seems public opinion isn’t swayed so easily. On Sunday night, Gordon Wood tells his story.
Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producer: Steven Burling
A Hero’s Journey
There are few Australians who can be called a genuine living legend but Ron
Barassi is, without doubt, one of them. His achievements are quite incredible, a
record 10 AFL premierships, a decorated public life, he’s as revered now as the
day he retired. But in recent times, Ron has been quietly facing a burden that is
slowly changing his life. It’s inspired an epic pilgrimage through a strife-torn country. Michael Usher was privileged to join Ron on that emotional journey, and tells us,
he’s as brave and determined today as he ever was out on the paddock.
Reporter: Michael Usher
Producer: Jo Townsend
Six Grammies, twenty million albums and one of the healthiest bank accounts in
the music business. All this and Taylor Swift is barely into her twenties. It’s not just
that she’s a gifted songwriter with a super-sweet voice and a girl-next-door image.
What makes this country singer so beloved by her legion of teenage fans is the
way she taps into their inner lives. As Lesley Stahl from the American 60 Minutes
program discovered, Taylor Swift turns everyday high school angst into poetry.
And it’s paying off – big time.
Reporter: Lesley Stahl, CBS 60 Minutes
Producer: Shari Finkelstein