He came to Canada at 6, took out citizenship in 1931, attended UBC, served as a signals corps captain in Italy and northwest Europe during WWII, and studied French and Italian at the University of Toronto after the war. He joined the CBC news service in 1948 and helped create the TV news operation in the 1950s. Viewers applauded a reporter who was worldly yet caring and not afraid to puncture official pomposity. Colleagues envied his extraordinary memory and his ability to boil a complicated story down to 90 seconds of clear, crisp English. At a time when electronic journalism was finding its feet, he set standards that proved enduring.
Author DOUGLAS MARSHALL
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...