Thursday, 14 February 2013

John Morgan

Four years ago, I posted about John Morgan, one of the best journalists and TV presenters to have come out of Wales. (I did get his birthplace wrong: it was Treboeth, not Morriston, as this short reminiscence makes clear. My only excuse is a radio recollection by Morgan of a pub in Morriston which he used to frequent, as I was to several years later.) Since then, his reputation has become even more ephemeral. He does not appear in the Encyclopaedia of Wales, nor in lists on the Web of Welsh journalists and broadcasters. The crowning indignity came in the listing of today's "Wilson night" on BBC-Parliament, where his well-crafted profile of Wilson contrasted with Alec Douglas-Home was attributed to Richard Dimbleby.

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