Host: Benjamin Law
Patrick Abboud uncovers stories you never knew existed in ways you won't forget. Broadcasting for more than a decade across SBS, the ABC and now Network 10, Pat’s specialty is ‘doing diversity’ and his award winning storytelling is described as “Must Watch TV” (The Guardian).
An openly gay journalist and presenter, it wasn’t always possible to be an out and proud person of colour on screen. While taking us behind the scenes of his work, Pat unpacks how being more personal in his approach to journalism hasn’t hurt his career but rather helped it. You’ll also get a first look into Pat’s new queer true crime show "The Greatest Menace", a collaboration with co-producer Simon Cunich, commissioned by Amazon, supported by The Walkley Foundation and made possible with the Jesse Cox Audio Fellowship. The 8-part investigative series unlocks the incredible hidden history of the world’s only gay prison in a tiny Australian town.
Walkeys Live: The Journalist Gene is a series of eight one-hour biographical portraits of eight Walkley Award-winning or recognised journalists, exploring the national and international context in which their award-winning work took place; the influences and personal inspirations for their approach; and the professional drive, courage and values that sustain their work.
Runtime: 60 mins
Fri 22 Jan at 12pm
Full Price – $25
Concession – $22
+ booking fee
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Performer Angeline Penrith
Writer/Director Alana Valentine
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