For three hours a day, five days a week – for 15 years – millions tuned in to CBC Radio’s Morningside and Peter Gzowski. Despite Gzowski’s dishevelled appearance, this beloved radio host cast his folksy charm across the country. When Gzowski died in 2002, Canadians paid tribute to the broadcaster whose stammering informality and comforting voice had become a symbol for Canada.
He was a Companion of the Order of Canada, the winner of seven ACTRA awards, as well as the Peabody Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting – the only Canadian ever to have been given the award for work as an individual. He received many lifetime achievement awards and honorary doctorates from twelve Canadian universities, the citation for the University of Calgary describing him as “the cartographer of the Canadian soul.”
A wonderful tale of adventures and misadventures – his story of life and Canada’s everyday life. A writer on the radio.
I think I’ve read this book 4 times, and got more out of it each time – and it’s relevant to every era that I read it.
Peter Gzowski The Private Life, A Journey of Reflections 1969, ISBN-13 : 978-0771037344