Here is a run down of the 5 most important stories on One News and 3 News tonight. Please leave your comments on the bulletins in the comments below.
1. Brett McKenzie wins Oscar (Jack Tame, live cross)
2. Brett McKenzie wins Oscar
3. Julia Gillard retains top job (Steve Marshall, live cross)
4. John Key congratulates Julia Gillard
5. Christie’s Law bail protest (Kate Lynch)
1. Changes to welfare system (Patrick Gower)
2. Changes to welfare system (Duncan Garner, live cross)
3. Julia Gillard retains top job (Samantha Hayes, live cross)
4. Christie’s Law bail protest (Michael Morrah)
5. Christie’s Law campaign promo for Campbell Live
Last night, Christie Marceau’s parent’s campaign to get the bail laws changed that was launching today lead both bulletins. Tonight, the actual protest was 5th on One News and 4th on 3.
Second on One News last night was the tip off that the government was about to announce changes to welfare. Tonight, the story didn’t even make the Top 5, while it was the top 2 stories on 3. Instead, One News chose to focus on the success at the Oscars of one of the duo from the TV series they said no to. Firstly a live cross to Jack Tame and then to Brett’s family who were watching the awards at a cinema in Wellington.
Julia Gillard retaining the role of leader of the Labor Party and Australian Prime Minister came in third.
After spearheading their news last night with important issues for the country, One News went for the light version tonight, giving precedence to Australian politics rather than our own.