Interviewing the interviewer
Peter Thompson was 18 when he started his broadcasting career, calling racing and football in rural NSW. Today, he is one of Australia’s most skilled interviewers, known for his ABC TV’s Talking Heads program which he headlined for six seasons, conducting intimate conversations with 250 prominent Australians. One of them was media celebrity, Ita Buttrose and last year he interviewed her again for Noosa Longweekend.
We decided to invite them to come back this year only this time with experienced journalist Ita probing and asking Peter the questions about the fascinating people he has met, the art of the interview, his life as a broadcaster, an educator and author. Before switching to television – Peter was the voice of ABC Radio’s flagship current affairs programs – AM and Radio National Breakfast – for fourteen years.
A graduate of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Peter is a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government and an Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University’s Department of International Communication. Peter is also the author of various books, including Persuading Aristotle and The Secrets of the Great Communicators. Enjoy high tea with Peter and Ita and prepare to be enthralled.
High Tea With Peter Thompson and Ita Buttrose
Sunday June 19
$45 shared tables
RACV Noosa Resort
Duration 2 hours
Associated events: Forum Saturday 18 at
10.00am at The J Theatre. Tom Keneally – Peter Thompson.
Saturday June 18 at 12.30pm, lunch, RACV Noosa Resort.
Peter Goldsworthy and Ita Buttrose.
Saturday June 18 at 5.00pm. The J Foyer.
Tom Keneally introduced by Ita Buttrose.
Sunday June 19 at 10.00am. The J Theatre.
Leslie Cannold and Ita Buttrose. Monday
June 20 at 10.00am. The J Foyer.
Inclusions: Traditional High Tea with Tea/Coffee (cash bar, alcoholic beverages).
RACV Noosa Resort
RACV resort, Noosa Heads
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