Mike Carlton has seen it all in more then 5 decades of radio and television.
He's had a gun put to his head in a war zone, been a bureau chief in Indonesia, worked on A Current Affair and hit ratings heights on Sydney radio.
Even his humble beginnings were controversial. His father was a Catholic priest who fell in love with a woman engaged to someone else.
We caught up with Mike as he laucnhes his latest book 'On Air'