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Carte Blanche free pdf Carte Blanche burst onto the scene in 1988 as a genre never before seen on South African television: a trail-blazer, a blend of sociological awareness, sophistication and audacity. When pay channel M-Net came up with this different and daring weekly eye-opener that pushed the envelope, it brought promise of freedom and creativity and ended a period in our history in which television news and current affairs were limited to the state broadcaster. Twenty-five years on, the familiar Carte Blanche melody has become an institution, announcing the end of the week end and the start of an hour that resists the mundane and stimulates debate. Whats become a Sunday night ritual began in a make-shift studio with a small team of firebrands, led by an arrogant, fearless talent, a showman with scant respect for the conventions of the time: Bill Faure was the most dynamic director of his day, a visionary who shared his passionate love of television with the world. He set the stage for what has become South Africas longest running investigative current affairs show and the most valuable real estate in broadcasting. Faure passed the baton on to an extraordinary generation of journalists that created a vault of diverse memories, brought into homes across the country and into Africa, stories of delight and daring, cheek and chutzpah, heartbreak and heroism, of the weird and whacky. Its said that his spirit still guides Carte Blanche into shaking complacency and bringing to the screen a social and ecological conscience, be it the cruelty meted out to the Tuli elephants, the selfless courage of Sally Trench, or blast off with Mark Shuttleworth. Its enabled us all to chase car thieves across our borders, catch out rogue mechanics and find out what security guards and plumbers do and dont do in our homes. Its brought to our screens a host of unforgettable characters from the transsexuals of Beaufort West to the shady directors of Aurora. Carte Blanche celebrating 25 years dips into an era of quality journalism through the eyes of the producers and presenters who have so effectively measured the national mood and recognised defining moments. Its a show that has become part of our landscape and promises to survive another quarter of a century.

About Jessica Pitchford

Originally from the Eastern Cape, Jessica Pitchford has been a journalist in Johannesburg since graduating from Rhodes University in the eighties. Her position as managing-editor at Carte Blanche is a departure from a long career in reporting and producing for SABC news and current affairs.

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Author : Jessica Pitchford
Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
Data Published : 01 July 2013
ISBN : 1868425614
EAN : 9781868425617
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 228 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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