Talkback: Emperors of Air [Paperback]
‘You’re a despicable little person, you are. You despicable piece of trash’ …Stan Zemanek, on air ‘Let [Howard] be warned that every woman of childbearing age in China will be watching Australia s decision. So half of 1.2 billion people …Let’s get on the next boat, they’ll say.’ Alan Jones, on air ‘I don’t kick around with the big nobs at all’ …John Laws, on air ‘Knowledge is power, and knowledge is reading and reading and reading, and listening to me’…Bob Francis, on air ‘Well the UN tells Canberra what to do, or not so much the UN, it ll be a giant regional government in Beijing. I m not joking. This is what they’re planning.’ Brian Wilshire, on air ‘Hi. Thanks for being with us today. Hope we can be good company and comfort to you in these troubled times, with panic and punishment combining to create another crisis for the public’…Howard Sattler, on air ‘Unpretentious, tendentious opinion. Aggressive opinion. Scoffing, sneering, scandalising opinion. That’s clearly what the market wants.’ Phillip Adams, on talkback The emperors of air are funny guys. Sometimes funnier than they realise. They re also irresis.
About The Author of Talkback: Emperors of Air [Paperback]
Phillip Andrew Hedley Adams, AO (born July 12, 1939) is an Australian farmer, broadcaster and public intellectual. He currently hosts an ABC radio program, Late Night Live, four nights a week, and writes a weekly column for The Australian.
He has been a successful advertising executive and film producer, and has served on many boards including Greenpeace Australia, Ausflag, Care Australia, Film Victoria, Museum Australia, both the Adelaide and Brisbane festivals of ideas, the Montsalvat Arts Society and the Don Dunstan Foundation. Awards include four honorary doctorates from Australian universities; two Orders of Australia; Republican of the Year 2005; the Senior ANZAC Fellowship; the Australian Humanist of the Year, the Golden Lion at Cannes; the Longford Award; and the Henry Lawson Australian Arts Award. In 1997 the International Astronomical Union named a minor planet orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter after him. A National Trust poll elected him one of Australia’s 100 national living treasures.
Talkback: Emperors of Air [Paperback] Product Details
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Allen & Unwin (October 1, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1864483253
- ISBN-13: 978-1864483253
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,313,303 in Books
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