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Bruce Gyngell

Born (1929-07-08)8 July 1929
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died 7 September 2000(2000-09-07) (aged 71)
Chelsea, London, England
Nationality Australian
Occupation Australian television executive, former radio broadcaster
Years active 1956–2000

Bruce Gyngell AO (8 July 1929 – 7 September 2000) was an Australian television executive, active for more than 40 years in both Australian and UK television. Although Gyngell began his career in radio, in the 1950s he stepped into the arena of early television broadcasting, helping to set up Channel 9, the first commercial TV station in Australia. He was managing director of the breakfast television franchise holder TV-am in the United Kingdom from 1984 to 1992.

In later life, he expressed an attraction to eastern ideas which ranged through Zen Buddhism, meditation and Insight philosophy.

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