Monday 3rd February – 8.30pm
Four Corners: Black Summer
Stories from the frontlines of Australia’s bushfire crisis
On Monday, Four Corners brings you the people and the stories behind the heart-stopping footage seen around the world. This special bushfire edition of Four Corners is presented by Hamish Macdonald.
A team of reporters and producers have fanned out across the country to track down the Australians who found themselves in the centre of the firestorms. What emerges are incredible stories of survival, bravery and heartbreak.
From the cabins of firetrucks driving into the inferno to families retreating to the beaches as the flames grew ever closer, these stories from the frontlines are both terrifying and awe-inspiring.
9:35pm Q+A: Live from Bega Showground
Q+A returns with new host Macdonald for a Bushfires Special live from Bega, on the south coast of NSW. Fire-affected communities will have the chance to put their questions to those in power, looking at the emergency response, climate change, hazard reduction and the recovery effort.
Joining Macdonald on the panel:
Mayor of Bega Valley Shire, Kristy McBain
MP for Bega and NSW Transport Minister, Andrew Constance
Indigenous Fire Practitioner, Victor Steffensen
Renowned US climate scientist, Michael Mann
Surf Life Saving NSW Far South Coast Director, Cheryl McCarthy
Liberal Senator for NSW, Jim Molan
Also returning to Mondays, Media Watch at 9:20pm looks at the powerful commentators who deny climate change is a factor in the bushfire crisis.