The Kashmir earthquake, which had happened over the weekend, provided a strong hard news story to kick off the programme - Channel 4 news had sent Jon Snow to present from the quake zone, so Sarah was able to interview Jon as More4 News correspondent in the field. I hope that didn't generate unrealistic expectations!
We also had a piece on the rescue efforts from Pakistani journalist Naziha Ali, flagging up our intention to view world news events from different angles. And as David Cameron - then a Tory leadership hopeful - wrestled with the drugs question, John Sparks considered what answer a politician should give to inquiries about past substance misuse.
So how has it all turned out? More4 News quickly established itself as a fixture on the news scene, albeit a junior partner. We may not have the spending power of the BBC, but we like to think we've made some impact nonetheless, with some strong international stories and challenging interviews -from breaking news of rape allegations against African Union peacekeepers in Darfur to the first interview with David Irving in his Austrian prison.
And while some of the early ideas - like getting viewers' comments via webcam - may have been a little bit ahead of their time, we've tried to push the technological boundaries with the odd interview by webcam, and user-generated content in the form of viewers' world cup songs sent in by email.
So cheers, and thanks to all our viewers - we'll be raising a glass to you, and to ourselves, over dinner after tonight's programme!