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Michael Willesee dominated television current affairs and set an industry standard that few have been able to match.
On programs such as This Day Tonight, Four Corners, A Current Affair and Willesee, Michael Willesee proved himself to be a consummate television reporter, interviewer, presenter and executive producer.
With a face and voice as familiar to Australians as any celebrity, in 2002 Michael Willesee received one of television’s highest accolades when he was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame.
A successful documentary maker, Michael has been the presenter and executive producer of numerous programmes including the award winning Quentin; Streets of New York; Signs from God, Science, Tests Faith; The Last Warriors and the documentary on Sallie-Anne for the Seven Network.
Michael Willesee's latest programme, The Eucharist, in Communion with Me was shown on the USA religious channel EWTN and in numerous countries worldwide during 2003/2004. His documentary, Signs from God was watched by over 29 million people in the US alone.
In 1989, he made a successful transition from journalism to business entrepreneur. His business interests include thoroughbred breeding and racing, real estate, property development and an association with The Sydney Swans.
In 1991, Michael Willesee's company Trans Media Group purchased radio stations 4CA Cairns, 4TO Townsville and 4MK Mackay, later selling the North Queensland network in 1995.
The son of a Whitlam Government Cabinet Minister, Sen. Don Willesee, in recent years Michael Willesee has returned to the Catholicism of his youth, a process accelerated by a plane crash he experienced in Kenya in 1998.
Michael Willesee talks about:
• Entrepreneurial Skills
• Social Politics
• Current Affairs