When I see the faces of Syrian children in the news these days, I think of my little brother. I remember the confusion and terror he felt on a very deep level -- even with a bed to sleep in, food to eat, and the comfort of his family. Not to mention the pink bunny with stripy pants, to which Graham clung in the dark while my mother calmed him at night.
On my official visit to Canada this week, I want to thank Canadians for all that you have done to support the sovereignty and security of Kosovo, the youngest state in Europe and a new member of the worldwide family of multi-ethnic democracies. Canada recognized Kosovo shortly after the country declared independence in 2008 and now our nations have full diplomatic relations.
If there's one rule every one of the scores of broadcast journalists I've ever coached -- in Canada or overseas -- agrees with (at least in theory) it's this: the best broadcaster talks to one person, and only one person, at a time. And shares information with that person. Here some ideas on anchoring.