ScreenTalk: Gordon Harcourt

Screentalk Gordon Harcourt
Gordon Harcourt: On giving TV a fair go...


Gordon Harcourt’s first television job was working in the newsroom when TV3 launched in 1989. Since then he has done an extended stint as presenter and reporter on TVNZ consumer affairs show Fair Go, and done time at the BBC. 

In this ScreenTalk, Harcourt talks about:

  • Being part of the launch of TV3 in 1989
  • Having the lowliest of jobs in the newsroom 
  • The night his lead story was still being edited while the announcer was introducing it  
  • The power of the Fair Go brand 
  • An "older, younger" Mike Hosking presenting arts show Sunday
  • Why he is proud of producing arts show Backch@t
  • His "awkward" return to Fair Go
  • How a punch in the face became television gold
  • Knowing it was the right time to leave television

This video was first uploaded on 4 May 2017, and is available on YouTube to embed and distribute via this Creative Commons licence.

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