On Wednesday's GFB: Lloyd Robertson - November 7th

Nov 06, 2012

By Dale Goldhawk

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11:45am ET | Green Party Leader Elizabeth May
12:15pm ET | Lloyd Robertson


GUEST – Green Party Leader Elizabeth May

TOPIC -Comment on the results of the US presidential election.

INFO – Green Party Leader Elizabeth May was born and raised in Connecticut, and her family was very involved in politics.  She has continued to follow the issues there, along with some of the players … including Bill Clinton who is an acquaintance.


GUEST – Lloyd Robertson

TOPIC – His book, The Kind of Life It’s Been

INFO – For sixty years, Lloyd Robertson appeared on Canadian television screens as a journalist and an anchor, bringing us the major events of his day. The longest-serving TV news anchor in Canadian history, first on CBC and then on CTV, Robertson remains one of the most accomplished journalists of our time. His career is truly the story of Canada over the past half century, as he told us about key events like the moon landing, JFK’s assassination, Trudeaumania, Terry Fox’s run, the Montreal Massacre, 9/11 and the royal weddings.

In The Kind of Life It’s Been, Robertson shares the inside story and the insights he has gained over his long career, from breaking into the business in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario, to joining the CBC, to his highly public departure for CTV to his career as senior editor of CTV News. Filled with fascinating and often hilarious anecdotes about Robertson’s career, this book captures the essential tales of our time and is a must for any Canadian interested in the inner workings of a frenetic newsroom.

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