8.30pm monday / NOVEMBER 10
It’s the week that saw the most anticipated event of 2008: the 56th consecutive quadrennial United States presidential election. Political pundits and specialists in electoral rorting Paul McDermott, Claire Hooper and Mikey Robins of GOOD NEWS WEEK have followed the election all year. But that was only foreplay to what promises to be a knee-trembling climax.
So it’s finally here, alongside a worldwide economy crisis, Britney Spears on the comeback and a Sumo Baby! What better time to be tuning into GOOD NEWS WEEK to find out the latest in local and world current affairs alongside special guests The Hon Julie Bishop (Deputy Leader, Liberals), Kitty Flanagan and Adam Spencer.
And don’t forget to cast your votes for the GOOD NEWS WEEK 2008 AWARD S to air later this year. Categories already released are:
GOOD NEWS WEEK 2008 AWARD for ENTERTAINMENT
1. HEAT HER MILS: According to an ex-boyfriend, was turned on if he played with her stump! Cricket, snooker, that sort of thing.
2. GEORGE MICHAEL: Apologised for being boring after he was arrested AGAIN , in a public toilet AGAIN , in possession of drugs AGAIN . That’s an episode of “Kenny’s World” we’d like to see.
3. KYLE SANDILANDS: Gave away tickets to his wedding on his radio show. That’s one way to feel you have friends!
4. DAVID BLAINE: Set the record this year for holding his breath underwater and hanging upside-down. For his next feat, he’ll hang upside down in a toilet near George Michael’s house.
GOOD NEWS WEEK 2008 AWARD for RELIGION (in the year the Catholic Church decided to promote World Youth Day by releasing a Hot Priests calendar)
1. SYDNEY ARCHBISHOP, PETER JENSEN: Threatened to break away from the Anglican Church because it welcomes women and homosexuals. Good thinking Archbishop! You want to encourage less people to go to church!
2. WIVES OF ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS: Demanded equal rights to be suicide bombers . What’s a woman going to do with 72 virgins, start a book club? “This month, the Koran. Again.”
3. GREK & ARMENIAN PRIESTS: Brawled in one of the most sacred churches in Jerusalem. The Greeks won, meaning they face the Arabs in the Final.
4. CAT HOLIC BISHOP ANTHONY FISHER: During World Youth Day celebrations, said people who’d been sexually abused by priests should stop “dwelling crankily”on it.
Go to http://ten.com.au/good-news-week-awards-2008.html to cast your vote.