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Invercargill mayor Tim Shadbolt sets world record for TV interview

Wellington, Sun, 29 Apr 2012 ANI

Wellington, Apr 29 (ANI): Invercargill mayor Tim Shadbolt smashed the record for the world's longest television interview on Sunday, that had to be cut off at the end.

Shadbolt started the attempt for the world's longest television interview at midday on Friday, reported.

At 2pm On Sunday, he hit his goal of 26 hours, after easily breaking the existing record at 30 seconds past midnight in the morning.

A Guinness World Record official is on the Invercargill Cue TV set where the record was set.

At 12.01pm, Shadbolt set two other records - the world's longest broadcast on radio or television, set recently in Sydney, and New Zealand's longest-ever broadcast, held by fundraising television programme Telethon.

Cue TV general manager Sheree Carey said staff at the station had brought in mattresses to get some rest but interest had been so high they had only got one hour of sleep last night.

Viewers watched the live stream around the world, including the United States, Qatar, and Japan. (ANI)

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