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Song contest hit by scandals

14.05.2009 03:31

John O'Connor, Author, The Eurovision Song Contest - The Official History, Eurovision historian

1964 – Born in London
1985 – Graduates, University of London
1985 – Joins the record industry
1992 – Moves to the U.S.
1992 – Joins production industry
1999 – Writes his first book, the Eurovision song contest - the official history
2005 – Television and radio reporter on Eurovision for various countries

Today’s show concerns Eurovision. Russia is hosting this week the annual Eurovision Song Contest, one of Europe's most watched annual shows with a TV audience of over a 100 million people. Our guest today is a man who knows everything there is to know about Eurovision - John O'Connor, author of the Eurovision Official History book.