Networks pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

Networks have made some amendments to the schedule after the sad passing of Nelson Mandela this morning.


In a one-hour special, TEN Eyewitness News pays tribute to a man who inspired the world. The first black president of South Africa, a global statesman and political activist, Nelson Mandela ended apartheid in his own country and helped make racism unacceptable across the globe.

Hosted by TEN Eyewitness News’ award-winning National Political Editor and Canberra Bureau Chief, Hugh Riminton, Nelson Mandela: The Struggle is My Life follows Mandela’s extraordinary story, from his humble birth, through childhood under the oppression of apartheid, to the man he became.

The program uses unique archival footage, including Mandela’s first recorded interview in 1960, and exclusive interviews with key figures from his life, including Desmond Tutu, F. W. De Klerk and members of the ANC who fought beside Mandela and were imprisoned with him.

Nelson Mandela: The Struggle is My Life.Friday December 6, 7.30pm on TEN.

Tonight, Nine News presents a one hour bulletin from 6.00pm around the country.

At 7.00pm, Tracy Grimshaw hosts A Current Affair.

At 7.30pm, in the news special Nelson Mandela: Warrior for Peace, Peter Stefanovic presents a tribute to the great man. Visiting Robben Island, where Mandela was held for so many years, we explore his battles, his old prison mates, his family heartache, and his legacy.

Then at 8.30pm, in the Clint Eastwood directed film Invictus, Morgan Freeman gives a powerful performance as Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President. The film follows Mandela as he initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Nine’s coverage of The Ashes will continue LIVE on Gem from 6.00pm.