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Author: Jessica Pitchford
Publisher: New York : Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2013.
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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 South Africa's history in which television news and current  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pitchford, Jessica.
Carte Blanche : The Stories behind the Stories.
New York : Jonathan Ball Publishers, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Pitchford
ISBN: 9781868425624 1868425622
OCLC Number: 857800406
Description: 1 online resource (357 pages)
Contents: Description; Title Page; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1. The Early Years; 2. Rick Lomba and the Luanda Zoo; 3. Below the Belt; 4. Romance; 5. War Stories; 6. Tall Stories; 7. Rugby Fever; 8. Cars; 9. The Tuli Elephants; 10. Old Bones and Young Blood; 11. Mama Jackey: the Angel of Soweto; 12. I-Spy; 13. Toxic Somalia; 14. Mark, Musk and Madiba; 15. Going, Going, Gone; 16. Fat Cats; 17. Carte Blanche Extras; Picture Section; Copyright Page.

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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 South Africa's 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 weekend and the st.

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