The Drum screened its final episode on Friday, ending a 13 year run across ABC.
Julia Baird was joined by Adam Liaw, Catherine Liddle, Toby Ralph and Amy Remeikis plus former host Annabel Crabb, reflecting on some of the show’s major themes and events, including social media, sexual violence, marriage equality and broadcasting during a pandemic.
“On behalf of my team and co-hosts Ellen Fanning and Dan Bourchier, thank you our loyal viewers who all of this was for,” said Baird.
“We hope you felt heard, we hope you found something to make you think, to make you laugh, even to give you hope.
“Now, friend of the show author Richard Flanagan says, despair is always rational but hope is always human. And perhaps it’s the essence of being human and I think he’s absolutely right.
“I want to thank you for sticking with us for 13 years. It has been an absolute honour and a marvellous ride. Goodnight.”