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BOOK LAUNCH: Off the Record

with Peter Mansbridge 
Hosted by Susan Delacourt

BOOK LAUNCH: Off the Record

with Peter Mansbridge 
Hosted by Susan Delacourt
Peter Mansbridge

Here's the direct youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXpArxOEUeI

 

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Off the Record by Peter Mansbridge. 

 

The Toronto Star’s Susan Delacourt hosts a conversation with Peter on his life and career, from his early broadcasting days in the remote northern Manitoba community of Churchill to the fast-paced news desk of CBC’s flagship show, The National, where he reported on stories from around the world.

 

After years of interviewing others, Peter turns the lens on himself and takes us behind the scenes of his life on the frontlines of journalism as he reflects on the toll of being in the spotlight, the importance of diversity in the newsroom, the role of the media then and now, and the responsibilities we all bear as citizens in an increasingly global world.

 

Today, Peter Mansbridge is often recognized for his distinctive deep voice, which calmly delivered the news for over fifty years. But ironically, he never considered becoming a broadcaster. In some ways, though, Peter was prepared for a life as a newscaster from an early age. Every night around the dinner table, his family would debate the news of the day, from Cold War scandals and Vietnam to Elvis Presley and the Beatles.

 

So in 1968, when by chance a CBC radio manager in Churchill, Manitoba, offered him a spot hosting the local late night music program, Peter embraced the opportunity. Without a teacher, he tuned into broadcasts from across Canada, the US, and the UK to learn the basic skills of a journalist and he eventually parlayed his position into his first news job. Less than twenty years later, he became the chief correspondent and anchor of The National.

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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