Bitter End: Four Corners’ inside story of the ABC’s corporate meltdown

Former MD Michelle Guthrie speaks for the first time about her sacking

Tonight, Four Corners investigates the corporate crisis that engulfed the ABC and brought down both the managing director and the chair in the space of one brutal week.

Reporter Sarah Ferguson, in interviews with the two key individuals at the centre of this tumultuous episode, investigates the tensions and allegations that have rocked the national broadcaster – from the appointment of a “change agent” to reinvent the corporation, to the assertion of political interference at the highest levels.

Former MD Michelle Guthrie speaks for the first time about her sacking and the breakdown of her relationship with the ABC board. Former chair Justin Milne gives a frank account of the power struggle behind the scenes.

In the seven weeks since the ABC’s corporate meltdown there has been plenty of speculation but little detail about the events that unfolded behind closed doors at the national broadcaster.

Bitter End, reported and presented by Ferguson, goes to air on tonight, November 12 at 8.30pm. It is replayed on Tuesday November 13 at 1pm and Wednesday 14 at 11.20pm.

It can also be seen on ABC News channel on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST, ABC iview and at abc.net.au/4corners.

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