I came across another video of the good fellow that's wonderful. Apparently, he's quite a free spirit. Five months ago, he celebrated his 10th anniversary on the Today show, and they program ran an eight-minute compilation of basically "The Best of Karl." And even out of context, not knowing the guy, it's wonderful.
(One note, though, for context -- the "Gold Logie" is for Australia's TV awards. It's named after John Logie, a Scotsman who is considered one of the inventors of television.)
My favorite part of the video is him trying to tell a Dalai Lama joke...to the Dalai Lama. But it turns out he's also an accomplished and fearless journalist, and there's a great sequence of him speaking bluntly to a couple of politicians, telling them off directly for their (to him) inanities.
I like that they include in the video a live box of him in the corner of the screen, watching the whole thing to get his reaction.