Interview with Andrew Shaw
Former TV host and current TVNZ executive Andrew Shaw
presents From The Archives. He chats to us about returning to
television and how things have changed over the years.
How has television changed since you started in the industry?
The environment and landscape is very different. There was one channel and then there was two. Now there is a galaxy of television channels available through an unlimited number of platforms.
Why does telly rock your world?
Well I fell into this business at 18 and it's a great business -
I love it. I've hosted shows, rated shows, filmed shows - so many
different things. In what other industry could you say you
could work in such a wide array of creative outputs? And I've been
asscociated with some extraordinary people along the
What do you think we can learn from delving into the TV archives?
I didn't know just how much and how fascinating our
television history is. We had bad fashion and no such
thing as an original idea.
Is there memorable episodes from this series that you're looking forward to?
In the episode Future a 1976 clip shows children from a school in Wellington making predictions about what the world might be like in the year 2000.
Among the usual predictions of flying cars and space travel, one childs predictions are actually quite accurate and insightful.
It really made me wonder where she is now and what she's doing, what became of her?
Are you enjoying being back on telly with From The Archives?
Yes it's a nice change from being behind a desk
and reflecting on our rich history of New Zealand