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Monday, March 30, 2015

'I saw you on television'

Last night I appeared very briefly pm ABC TV, asing a question on the Australian debating programmme Q&A. I suppose I was on the screen for perhaps twenty seconds. This morning a woman came up to me: 'You were on television last night. And your wife. She looked so beautiful.' I asked hokingly, 'Would you like to touch me?' 'Oh, yes!', she said enthusiastically, and grasped my hand. Extraordinary. I certainly wouldn't remember the face of someone I saw on a similar programme for twenty seconds, unless there was something remarkably characteristic about his or her face., which I had to say I don't think is the case in this instance. Dear me, the power of TV - or some people's remarkable addiction to it.

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