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Hawke: The Larrikin and the Leader

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Hawke: The Larrikin and the Leader

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Thursday 26 September 8.30pm Channel 039

A riveting in-depth examination of the life and leadership of Labour legend Bob Hawke. Australians have never been so wary of politicians. But there was a time when things were different. From the moment he arrived on the national scene as a fiery trade unionist, Bob Hawke was the rock god of Australian politics. But how did this flawed man become a leader Australia would never forget? And what does his story tell us about politics and leadership today?  Drawing on extensive television interviews with Hawke and featuring first hand accounts from John Howard, Bill Kelty, John Eales and Peter Garrett, this compelling political biography explores the realities and contradictions of one of Australia‚Äôs greatest leaders to reveal the real Bob Hawke.