In 1961 (the year Four Corners first went to air), jury duty was not yet compulsory for women, meaning men greatly outnumbered their counterparts. Sixty years ago, we hit the streets of Sydney to find out what people thought about this.
This year marks Four Corners’ 60th anniversary.
In August 1961, we made our debut on Australian TV with a staff of just six and a weekly budget of £480.
Copies of the program were flown around the country for broadcast.
Today, Four Corners is Australia’s longest-running current affairs program and a powerhouse of investigative journalism.
Our award-winning program has amassed 62 Walkley awards, seven of them the coveted Gold, as well as 23 Logie awards.
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