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Dan Webb started in broadcasting with the ABC and Radio Australia, then worked at radio station 3DB from 1948 to 1956. He joined the television station HSV7 a month before it started in November 1956 and stayed with the station until 1990. He worked as a presenter and news journalist, including travel overseas to cover stories such as China’s admission to the United Nations in 1971 and Gough Whitlam’s visit to Mexico, Washington and Ottawa in 1973. He also hosted a number of Channel 7 programs. Dan Webb studied the use of satellites for relaying news and education under a US State Department scholarship in 1971. He was the initial secretary of the Television Society of Australia and later President.
There are three oral histories of Dab Webb about his career at the National Film and Sound Archive.
HSV7, Herald and Weekly Times, HWT, news, presentation, interviews, United Nations, Gough Whitlam, satellite, Television Society of Australia
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