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Election 2013: TV guide

5 September 2013 3:17 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Which channel will you watch? We look at what's in store – could Seven, Nine, or Sky News match the ABC this election?

When it comes to the election, most viewers choose the ABC for television coverage. For the last three trips to the polls, the broadcaster has finished ahead in the ratings – in 2010 ABC1 attracted more than a million viewers to Nine's 0.75 million and Sky News' 65,000.

And Saturday marks a significant milestone for ABC viewers. After 30 years and 10 federal elections, Kerry O'Brien – semi-retired from the ABC for almost three years – has made it clear to colleagues that this will be the last time he crunches the numbers as the face of the broadcaster's election night coverage.

O'Brien will lead a panel that includes Annabel Crabb, Tony Jones and Antony Green – but not Leigh Sales, who has impressed as his replacement as the host of 7:30.

When O'Brien stepped down from the show, »

- Amanda Meade

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Channelling political upheaval: how TV viewed the leadership spill

26 June 2013 10:27 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Networks scrambled to keep up with events on a night of unscripted political high drama – not to mention a State of Origin

As Australia's first female prime minister was dramatically deposed during primetime viewing last night, the TV audience witnessed two women, the ABC's Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb, showing their commercial rivals how live TV is done.

From 7pm through to about 10.45pm, Sales, the ABC's 7:30 host, presented a national news special, with Crabb adding commentary in between news and crosses to reporters at different locations.

All the TV networks scrambled to cover the unfolding news, some more successfully than others.

Nine was in the worst possible position as the result of the ballot clashed with the start of the hugely popular State of Origin. The footy won out in the end and the politics were relegated to digital channel Gem. But commentary from Laurie Oakes and former »

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Veronica Roth presents 'Divergent' book three title: 'Allegiant'

17 April 2013 9:55 PM, PDT | Twilight Examiner | See recent Twilight Examiner news »

The title for "Divergent" book three has finally been announced! Drum roll please ... The third and final installment to Veronica Roth's best-selling trilogy is "Allegiant," she announced via video blog on USA Today tonight. "Hi everyone, I'm Veronica Roth, the author of 'Divergent' and 'Insurgent,' and I'm here today to tell you the title of book three ... The real title of the book is 'Allegient,'" she said. While she didn't go into the specifics about the choice, Roth's fans well know by now to consult the dictionary when in doubt, and in doing so, we find (via Dictionary.com) that the term means the following: adjective 1. loyal; faithful. noun 2. a faithful follower; adherent: allegiants of religious cults. Veronica Roth announces 'Divergent' book three title adjective . »

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