Pete Lewis is a bit of a legend in rural Australia. He joined the ABC in 1980, and was for years the ABC’s Brisbane-based rural reporter. He was EP of Landline for five years, and New Zealand correspondent for two.
Brisbane-based Pete left the ABC a few years back, and is now the director of media consultancy ‘Way with Words’, and President of the Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists Appropriately, his Twitter handle is @endofthebitumen.
Pete’s election campaign message for ABC Alumni echoes the words of former MD Mark Scott: “The further you get from Ultimo, the closer you get to the beating heart of the ABC.”
“I reckon there’s a bit of truth to that observation”, comments Pete. So do we.
Watch for yourself, and pass it on. The link to the YouTube version is https://youtu.be/Z9ksHLEs6b8
Or follow @abcalumni on Twitter, or ABC Alumni on Facebook where you’ll find a sub-titled version that can be retweeted with no bother.
Thanks and enjoy.