The producer of TVNZ’s Breakfast show contacted me late yesterday afternoon, and asked if I would appear on the show this morning, to talk about marriage equality.
I said yes.
With Australian’s locked in the debate around legalising same-sex marriage ahead of an historical vote, Breakfast asks outspoken critic Dr Deborah Russell if we need to rethink our position.
“Outspoken”…. does that mean a woman who has an opinion?
You can watch the segment here: Same-sex marriage – 3m52seconds
It was an interesting experience. My first, bar a panel discussion on republicanism over ten years ago on a Wellington regional channel.
Things I learned:
- Shut my mouth while the other person is speaking.
- Hairspray my hair down firm, or one strand will stand up and wave itself about in very distracting fashion.
- Very pale make-up looks fine in person, but is bloody awful on TV.
It was filmed in a studio in Greenhills. I couldn’t see the interviewer, and I had to look into a camera in a very dark room. It was all very unnerving.
But fun! I’m very glad I had the opportunity to do it, and very glad to be able to make some arguments in favour of marriage equality on national TV.