National Library of Australia
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6 digital audio tapes (360 min.)
Lipski, a journalist and television producer, talks about his family background; growing up in Carlton, Vic.; education and matriculation in 1954 from University High School; spending a year in Israel in 1956 during Arab-Israeli war and completing his Arts degree at University of Melbourne and first job in television with GTV Channel 9 in Melbourne. He then talks about television journalism; becoming Channel 9's first political correspondent; working with Alan Reid and his views on Graham Freudenberg. Lipski then discusses ethics and censorship in journalism; writing for "The Bulletin" and his involvement with "This Day Tonight" as foundation producer. Lipski then discusses "Four Corners" and his work as executive producer; involvement with "Quadrant" as executive editor and recalls years 1969-73 as most rewarding of journalistic career. He then describes his work as Washington correspondent and reasons for returning to Australia. Lipski then talks about the mini-series "The Petrov affair"; interest in Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
Lipski then then talks about his award, National News Commentator of the Year, in 1982; acceptance of position of Editor-in-Chief and Executive Publisher of "Australian Jewish news" and creation of "Jerusalem report". He then discusses his work as Chief Executive of the Pratt Foundation; involvement with Swinburne College, Australian Refugee Foundation and State Library of Victoria and considers the future of the Australian Jewish community.
Not yet preserved.
Recorded on May 1, 2000 and Sept. 3, 2000 in Cremorne, N.S.W. and Aug. 16, 2000 at Caulfield, Vic.
|Index/Finding Aid Note
||Timed summary available (7 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 106 leaves)
||Lipski, Sam, 1938- -- Interviews. | Pratt Foundation. | Australian Broadcasting Commission. | Australian Jewish news (Melbourne ed.) | Jersualem report. | Television producers and directors -- Australia -- Interviews. | Jews -- Australia -- Interviews. | Journalists -- Australia -- Interviews.
||Journalists. | Television producers and directors.
||Heimans, Frank, 1943-, Interviewer
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