Category: Journalists/Broadcasters

Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek

In June of 2012, the beloved, 28-year host of Jeopardy!—Alex Trebek—had a minor heart attack. Thankfully, it was only mild, and he was soon to return to his hosting duties on the show. Trebek is billed by Wikipedia as a “Canadian-American television personality”. Yet for decades, fans on both sides of the border have simply […]

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Canuck Quotes: Peter Gzowski

Canuck Quotes: Peter Gzowski

“I’m still not sure what pulled me into the career I chose, even though, now, I can’t imagine having done anything else. Mostly, I think I wanted to be a writer, or at least to try for a while.”

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Canuck Quotes: Gordon Sinclair

Canuck Quotes: Gordon Sinclair

[ 0 ] February 25, 2011 |

“Gordon Sinclair’s death ends one of the longest and most remarkable careers in Canadian Journalism. His wit, irreverence, bluntness and off-beat views have been part of the media landscape for so long that many Canadians had come to believe he would always be there.” Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau

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Canuck Quotes: Peter Gzowski

Canuck Quotes: Peter Gzowski

“I’m still not sure what pulled me into the career I chose, even though, now, I can’t imagine having done anything else. Mostly, I think I wanted to be a writer, or at least to try for a while.”

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Canuck Quotes: Ashleigh Banfield

Canuck Quotes: Ashleigh Banfield

[ 0 ] February 6, 2011 |

“I grew up in Canada. I used to think America was too introspective, that somehow it was a bad thing that Americans couldn’t rattle off the name of my prime minister. But September 11 has made things different. It’s true – ask many Americans about history, and they’ll fluently recite Revolutionary War tales and Civil […]

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Trivia EH? Ashleigh Banfield

Trivia EH? Ashleigh Banfield

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

Born in Winnepeg, Manitoba Dec 29, 1967 Boyfriend ‘Drew’ proposed post 9/11 before she travelled to the middle east in November. Possibly married June 29 2002. Nominated by Cosmo as a “Fun and Fearless Female” 2002 Received an Emmy for Best News Anchor while at Dallas’ KDFW-TV (re: Cadet Killers) Received Texas Associated Press Award […]

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Ashleigh Banfield

Ashleigh Banfield

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

2011 update: Banfield currently cohosts a 2 hour legal news program called Banfield and Ford: Courtside on a daily basis and a weekly program called Hollywood Heat. She also co-produces and created the Disorder in the Court series. She is married to Howard Gould, and has two sons, Jay Fischer and Ridley Banfield. (Published September […]

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Trivia EH? Peter Gzowski

Trivia EH? Peter Gzowski

[ 1 ] October 24, 2009 |

Born July 13, 1934, Toronto, Ontario. Died Jan 24, 2002 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a result of smoking related emphysema. Moved to Galt, Ontario when he was 6. Had 5 children, married and divorced from Jenny (1978). Gillian Howard, was his life partner Smoked 75 cigarettes a day for 50 years (Rothman’s) He was […]

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Peter Gzowski

Peter Gzowski

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

January 2002 Canada recently lost a national legend when Peter Gzowski passed away as a result of chronic obstructive pulmonary lung disease. He smoked most of his life but had quit; and then was diagnosed with emphysema. He lived in the homes of Canadians for many years and was loved by all who listened to […]

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Trivia EH? Gordon Sinclair

Trivia EH? Gordon Sinclair

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

Born June 3rd, 1900, died 1984. Was an honorary citizen of North Carolina Received the Order of Canada, which is presented to a limited number of Canadians who exemplify the highest qualities of citizenship and whose contributions enrich the lives of their contemporaries. There is a Gordon Sinclair Award given to journalists that have outspoken […]

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