There's a thread running through today's news broadcasting -- that to one extent or another, the big three of Canadian TV news are captives of the teleprompters which sits in front of their cameras and shows them the words they're paid a lot of money to read at us. Here's a summer report card of how they're doing.
Thursday, the Canadian Journalism Foundation presents its Excellence in Journalism awards. The main event will be a tribute to the late, great, Canadian T.V. journalist Peter Jennings. Peter was one of the most eligible bachelors in America. Suave, witty, polite, urbane, and elegant, but in an unthreatening Canadian sort of way. There was, of course, a lot more to him than his legendary love life.