New Zealand celebrates 50 years of television this month. Alma Johnson was our first female presenter - what was then known as a continuity announcer.
That first night were you nervous? Were the hairdressers and make-up on standby? Well, I had a few butterflies, but I was not shaking. I didn't get my hair done especially. No, I just turned up. I did have a rather nice dress on though.
Did being on television, in people's living rooms each night, make you famous? No, not at all. Television announcing to me was never more than just a job. We were public servants and it never occurred to any of us at the time to think of ourselves as personalities or, heaven forbid, stars. There were, however, a lot of things we were asked ...
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