Phil Mercer

Recent Stories

Conflict & Justice

Australia's 'Stolen Generation'

For nearly 100 years, the Australian government forcibly took children from Aborigine families and placed them with white families. These children became known as the "Stolen Generations." A small number was taken abroad.


Coal mine tragedy in New Zealand

Tragedy struck New Zealand last night. A huge explosion rocked a coal mine, ending hope of rescuing 29 trapped miners. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Phil Mercer in the affected town � Greymouth, New Zealand.

Arts, Culture & Media

Australia hoping for Oprah effect

Oprah Winfrey is filming some of the last episodes of her TV show in Sydney, Australia. And the Australian government is hoping Oprah will provide a much-needed boost to the country's sagging tourism industry. Phil Mercer reports from Sydney.