Bill Brioux

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CTV Iron Man Lloyd Robertson Calls it a Day

Posted September 2, 2011 | 11:49:05 AM (EST)

Just as my kids have never known life without The Simpsons, few Canadians have known life without Lloyd Robertson.

Canada's most-trusted news anchor signed off for the last time last night on the CTV National News. He's been a TV newsman since before CTV was on the...

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Harry Belafonte and Gloria Steinem Help HBO Aim Higher

Posted July 29, 2011 | 06:16:08 PM (EST)

Like television itself, the Television Critics Association press tour is often more about the sizzle than the steak. Especially during cable days, animal acts, multiple-partner families and Kardashians tend to drown out the smart stuff.

Day three of this press tour aimed higher. It helped that HBO...

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Elwy Yost 1925 - 2011

Posted July 22, 2011 | 05:55:25 PM (EST)

Elwy Yost was such an unlikely TV star. With that big round head, bushy moustache and over-sized glasses, he looked more like a butcher or detective or some other character actor from one of his favourite films from the '30s or '40s.

The former host of TVO's Saturday...

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