WHY I LIKE ‘AUSTRALIAN STORY’… BUT NOT ‘Q&A’

My friends often ask me if I watch ‘Q&A’ and are surprised to find that I don’t like the show. When I say I like ‘Australian Story’, they express little interest.  Yet both programs are around contemporary Australian issues, both are on ABC and both are on Mondays.  Separated by perennial ‘Four Corners’, another current affairs program about very significant issues, you’d imagine the viewing audiences might be very similar.  But there are fundamental differences between these two programs that emphasise the difference between ‘entertainment’ and challenging, engaging human interest current affairs.Read More »