In On Doubt, ABC’s Leigh Sales revisits her classic essay, where she identified the trends that would come to define the media and politics over the next decade. Donald Trump, the post-truth world and the instability of Australian politics are all examined by the 7.30 anchor. In conversation with ABC’s Julia Baird, she shares her message about the value of truth, scrutiny and accountability, and why in the era of fake news we must – more than ever – embrace doubt.
Leigh Sales (Australian)
Leigh Sales anchors the ABC’s flagship current affairs program, 7.30. In that role, she has interviewed many world leaders and celebrities, including Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, Aung San Suu Kyi and the Dalai Lama. She is a multiple Walkley Award-winner and the author of two books, Detainee 002 and On Doubt. From 2001-2006, she was the ABC’s Washington Correspondent. She co-hosts a podcast, Chat 10 Looks 3, with Annabel Crabb, canvassing everything from literature to television to politics.
Julia Baird (Australian)
Julia Baird is a journalist, broadcaster and author of Victoria: The Queen. She hosts The Drum on ABC TV and writes columns for the The Sydney Morning Herald and the International New York Times. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications including Newsweek, The New York Times, The Monthly and Harper’s Bazaar.