Peter Leonard is back reading the news on WIN. Over the past four weeks or so we have seen what amounted to a Claytons news service from WIN with a female stand-in reading the bulletin. During the first week or so Phil Small was also absent so, counting the weather segment as well, it was an all female affair for a while there.
Last night’s bulletin was a huge improvement over what we were seeing during Peter’s absence. His return seems to have reinvigorated the news and it is back to its usual high standard. Unfortunately due to WIN not having a local news on the weekend we had the usual covering of stories which had already recived a heavy workout on the ABC and other stations over the weekend including the Big Merino story yet again.
Unfortunately WIN News is set to suffer a drop-off in viewers from next Monday when Bert’s Family Feud (which is very popular in Canberra) goes off air and is replaced by the pompous and very boring Antiques Roadshow. According to the Sydney papers this might be temporary as Channel Nine is considering a new half-hour version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Let’s hope we see this surface sooner rather than later because the last thing we need is to know what an antique pie warmer was worth in 2001.