Author(s): WENDT Jana
In "A Matter of Principle" Australia's most experienced and respected interviewer Jana Wendt engages an assortment of people in the worlds of politics, society, art, sport, music and architecture. Wendt gets under the skin of her subjects to discover that which is genuine and authentic about each, including the art critic Robert Hughes, actor Charlotte Rampling, Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty, former US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, presenter Rove McManus, former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer, writer David Malouf, architect Frank Gehry, UN War Crimes prosecutor Carla del Ponte, artist Bill Henson, swimmer Shane Gould, psychiatrist Wafa Sultan, and feminist Camille Paglia.
"'Wendt is well known as one of Australia's most experienced interviewers and in this book, she confirms why. An easy, inspiring and entertaining read.' Northern Star, 3/11/2007"
Jana Wendt was born in Melbourne in 1956 and began her career as a researcher for the ABC before becoming a reporter for Channel 10. She was the youngest ever, and first female, reporter on 60 Minutes, before moving to host A Current Affair in 1988. Jana returned to 60 Minutes in 1994 and became a contributing correspondent to the American edition of the show. Jana has also hosted the Seven Network's Witness and Nine Network's Sunday. During her career, Jana has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the Gold Logie and Penguin award for Best Current Affairs Presenter.