Friday, July 25, 2008

In news just to hand... it's over

THE Nine Network has axed two of its high-profile news and current affairs programs, Nightline and Sunday, in dramatic changes to its line-up announced today.

In a statement, Nine said today the Sunday program would close on Sunday, August 3, and be replaced by a weekly hour-long news bulletin on Sundays from 8am.

Nine's late-night news program, Nightline, will finish tonight.

Director of news and current affairs John Westacott said the decision to close Sunday was "difficult but inevitable".

"There is no joy or feeling of professional achievement to end programs with such illustrious histories, " he said.

"During its 27 years on air Sunday has been at the forefront of ground-breaking and award-winning television: much envied for its journalism bravery and professional diligence."