Australian Story – What Lies Beyond

Six weeks on from the death of the Crocodile Hunter, Australian Story explores the Steve Irwin legacy – and the moves that are already being made to ensure his work is continued.Bindi Irwin is interviewed for the first time. And Steve Irwin’s off-camera friend and manager, John Stainton talks revealingly about handling personal shock and grief in tandem with public mourning and a worldwide media frenzy.

At Irwin’s death, it was Stainton who stepped up to become the public face of the Crocodile Hunter phenomenon.

Now some of the focus is starting to switch to eight-year-old Bindi Irwin – a development that’s drawing criticism in some quarters.John Stainton acknowledges that there may be some negative reaction but says “I think that they (the critics) don’t understand that this little girl is very much enjoying what she’s doing. She is in control.”

Australian Story filmed on location this week as Bindi, accompanied by her mother, resumed work on the ‘Bindi the Jungle Girl’ program for the American Discovery Channel.The program goes behind the scenes of the last six weeks – and gets a glimpse of the future, with previously unbroadcast material from Bindi’s new program and candid behind-the-scenes footage captured during the Steve Irwin memorial event.

Australian Story

Australian Story, an Australian ABC television programme, featured the Irwin family as they continue their life sans Steve.
http://www.abc.net.au/austory/xml/as_podcast.xml is the podcast link.

http://www.abc.net.au/austory/xml/as_vodcast.xml is the vodcast link and can be played on an iPod.

The Australian Story website has lots of interesting additional material including extended interviews with Bindi, John Stainton and Wes Mannion and an old interview with Steve Irwin himself back in 2003.

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6 responses to “Australian Story – What Lies Beyond

  1. OREGON LOVES STEVE AND TERRI

  2. TAMMY AND RACE BAKER

    MY SON AND I HAVE LEARNED ALOT MORE SINCE HE BECAME A WILDLIFW WARRIOR, MY SON STANDS UP PROUD FOR STEVE AND HIS CONSERVATIONIST. WITHOUT THE EDUCATION FROM STEVE, WE WOULD’NT KNOW HOW TO HELP AND I MYSELF AS A MOTHER,HAS LEARNED SO MUCH FOR HIS FAMILY SHOWS-THE REAL LIFENESS OF IT.MY SON AT 13 HAS THIS PASSION TO WHAT TO KNOW MORE AND SAVE ANIMALS, GET THEM WELL AND RELEASE.STEVE WAS A WONDERFUL MAN TO WATCH ON THE TELEVISION A LONG WITH THE REST OF HIS FAMILY, WHICH ARE ALL DELIGHTFUL TO WATCH AND LEARN. SO AGAIN WE AT THE BAKER’S HOUSE WILL MISS YOU DEARLY,BUT WILL ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR FAMILY ON ANIMAL PLANET. GOD BLESS TERRI,BINDI AND ROBERT- AND STEVE WHOM HAS THE LORD GOING,”CRIKEY” OR WHAT A “BEAUT “. LOTS OF LOVE FROM THE BAKER’S TAMMY,RACE AND MICHEAL FROM RINCON GEORGIA (PRAYERS WILL GET COMING FOR THE IRWIN’S LOST AS WE HAVE LOST THE GREATEST OF MANKIND.

  3. Steve will be sorely missed. Bindi, if she decides, will be just as good or better, with the Lord’s help. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  4. Barbara Joy Letsom

    Preserve the habitat of the Irwini Turtle – a rare fresh-water turtle with a sweet face . please do not build the damn!

  5. steve will never be forgotten!he changed my life,once a convict in prison,now an avid herpetologist/herp breeder and educator.thanx for touching my heart steve.herps rule!!!!!

  6. thomas acholla

    though i never met him i really liked the crocodile hunter and his stunts i will miss him 4ever i used to watch his antics plis give us more about him

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