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The world on the box - SBS Television

James Samios.

James Samios on SBS Television.

Created:

1994

Date Added:

17 July 2002

Source:

Interview for Making Multicultural Australia, 1994.

Format:

mov (Quicktime);

File size:

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Length:

28 secs

Transcript

JAMES SAMIOS
Former member of the SBS Board, Chair of the Ethnic Communitiesí Council of NSW, 1979-81, and later Member of the NSW Legislative Council

It was SBS television for which (Prime Minister) Fraser had fought. It was that vehicle that brought the reality of the changing demography to the Australian populace. Here was a vehicle that was going to provide for the total constituency because it really was a multi-lingual service, as it were, and with subtitling it provided for everybody. You didn't have to speak Greek to watch SBS.

Interview for Making Multicultural Australia, 1994.