"Why is it, is it the strength of the seam or the wealth of the seam, that you continue to send men in to work in such a dangerous environment?" Carleton then walked unsteadily in a wide circle around the media pack, staggered into the shoulder of a producer and collapsed.
As Carleton moved among his colleagues, one father said to his son: "Look!It's the man from 60 Minutes." Earlier, he had signed an autograph for a young girl, writing "have a healthy life".Most of the assembled press wanted to know about the speed of the recovery effort. At the news conference, he said to the mine manager, Matthew Gill: "On the 26th of October last year, not 10 metres from where these men are now entombed, you had a 400-tonne rock fall.You are likely to find someone that you like and get to know them better, hopefully starting a long-term relationship.If you’d like to find someone without the need of a speed dating event, feel free to join Kernow Dating free and find you nearby singles right now.At Beaconsfield, he joined TV, radio and print journalists who descended upon the small mining town a week ago for round-the-clock coverage of the rescue.Of a similar media scrum in Bali around Schapelle Corby, he said the media beat up stories, then took the moral high ground about the coverage."The truth is, it was a circus and we all played a part in making it so." The interview for which he was best known was in 1983 with Bob Hawke, who had just ousted Bill Hayden as leader of the Opposition."So, Bob Hawke, how do you feel with blood on your hands? Hawke's ensuing televised tantrum has been described as one of the most celebrated moments in television history.Minutes before his extraordinary televised death yesterday, the veteran reporter had arrived at a press conference outside the Beaconsfield goldmine in Tasmania's north, puffing and looking tired.It was the afternoon of the 12th day of the painstaking rescue of Todd Russell and Brant Webb, trapped underground after an earth tremor and rock fall at the mine.