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Search for Beaconsfield mining disaster
misery a goldmine for chequebook TV - The Age
lands mine pair coup - The Sydney Morning Herald
- The Age - 16th May 2006
advised to hurry and tell, By Helen Westerman - The
Age - 13th May 2006
miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb risked diminishing
the value of their stories the longer they put off
signing any media deal, say industry commentators.
public interest in the pair remains extremely high,
with close to 2 million viewers tuning in to their
appearance on Channel Nine's The Footy Show on Thursday.
said yesterday celebrity agent Harry M. Miller had
returned to Sydney. So has Nine Network boss Eddie
focus has now turned to media agent Max Markson, who
told The Age no contracts had yet been signed.
Klemens, who negotiated the media deal for freed Iraq
hostage Douglas Wood, said the men should sign as
quickly as possible as a media frenzy developed around
talkshow Oprah Winfrey has reportedly expressed interest
in the men, prompting speculation the men could receive
lucrative international contracts.
Mr Klemens said in his experience the program and
other major US talk programs did not pay for appearances.
two miners and the family of Larry Knight might still
be able to secure a total of $1.2 million due to magazine
tie-ins, he said.
media commentator Catherine Lumby said she believed
the public were bemused by the behaviour of the networks.
Ms Lumby said the battle was about which network would
be the "station the nation turns to".
is believed to have spent $250,000 putting on the
Beaconsfield benefit, after spending $25,000 a day
to cover the rescue.
Footy Show appearance drew 1.96 million viewers nationally,
with 44 per cent 874,000 viewers in
Melbourne. A survey by online monitoring service Hitwise
showed online interest in the miners had eclipsed
rising interest rates and fuel costs.
SEVEN Sunrise presenter David Koch jumps into the
ambulance to greet Todd Russell.
NINE Eddie McGuire buys a round in the Club Hotel.
Sunrise will hold a special broadcast this Wednesday
The Footy Show exclusive.
The Russell family are "big" fans of Sunrise,
says presenter David Koch.
The pair requested their appearance on The Footy Show.
Koch and Melissa Doyle are to have dinner with the
Russell family this weekend.
Eddie helps the two men prepare for The Footy Show.
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