Srila Prabhupada expressed little emotion with the litany of depressing news that rolled by on the screen
Later in the afternoon, Tushta Krishna Swami arrived from New Zealand. He and
his followers continued to practise Krishna consciousness separate from the
Auckland temple. Giving Prabhupada a glowing report of the activities of his
farm and city preaching in Auckland, he invited Srila Prabhupada to visit them when he came the following week. Prabhupada accepted his invitation.
In the evening, the devotees set up a television in Prabhupada?s room for him to
watch the broadcast of the morning?s TV interviews. Since Mike, Carol and their
crews were both from different television networks, a lot of channel switching
was required to catch both interviews. In the meantime, Prabhupada was
confronted with a good deal of mundane television. Srila Prabhupada expressed
little emotion with the litany of depressing news that rolled by on the screen:
?Financial crisis in the Victorian dairy industry?; ?Pay disputes continue to
cripple the Australian Wool industry?; ?Melbourne still in the grips of its driest
Autumn for fifty-three years?.
Mike Barron?s interview never went to air. Carol?s was very short?only brief
excerpts of what Prabhupada had actually said were broadcast. Nevertheless,
Prabhupada was happy, since throughout the segment the producers had
inserted brief intervals of devotees chanting in kirtana.
Reference:The Great Transcendental Adventure by Kurma Dasa