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Posted by: 3AW Radio | 18 August, 2011 - 12:26 PM
Neil Mitchell and Harry O'Brien achieve good result

What started with a few tweets from Collingwood star Harry O'Brien has ended in a rounded debate about media ethics and raised money for those affected by famine in East Africa.

Watch a segment of the interview (playing now) or listen to the entire interview uncut below (click the related link).

What did you make of the interview, which helped raise $8,500 for Unicef?



AUDIO: Harry O'Brien's entire interview ad-free and uncut

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Wow!What a lovely young man.Are you sure he's a footballer?Any mother would be proud to have such a caring young son

    katie Saturday 20 August, 2011 - 10:06 AM
  • Was this recorded at Collingwood Inc as a community event?
    If so, then Harry's pay for this time has just been paid for by Victorian taxpayers......via a deduction from the Poker machine tax that is supposed to be remitted to the State Govt.

    Bob Friday 19 August, 2011 - 9:21 AM
  • Hey Jed, if Harry O'Brien has read half a chapter of Chomsky, that would still be half a chapter more than you. You are truly a churlish individual. Well done Harry...far more of an erudite than 95% of footballers.

    Vic Thursday 18 August, 2011 - 10:50 PM
  • Thankyou Harry you are such a mature young man giving us some faith in the human race.More important issues for media to report about than what some celebraties are doing.....Please keep on playing for Collingwood love watching you play great football.GO PIES....

    Vicki Thursday 18 August, 2011 - 6:44 PM
  • Why does anyone give this cretin attention? Sounds like he's read half a chapter of Chomsky and has started parroting a bunch of first year uni grievances with the world.

    jed Thursday 18 August, 2011 - 4:20 PM
  • To Jason who called harry a goose. I think you should be shipped to GWS and left in that wasteland. You have no class.

    Genc Kalaja Thursday 18 August, 2011 - 2:58 PM

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