Library and Archives Canada (LAC) invites you to an hour of lively conversation with one of Canada’s most respected journalists, Don Newman.
Mr. Newman will be the guest of Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, as part of the Signatures Series, which features interviews with people who have donated their archives to LAC.
- Thursday, May 30, 2019
- From 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
- 395 Wellington, Ottawa
Places for this free event are limited, so be sure to register.
Presentation in English with simultaneous French translation.
Read more about Don Newman
One of Canada’s most respected journalists and an award-winning broadcaster, Don Newman’s career spans over five decades. As Senior Parliamentary Editor of CBC Television News for over two decades, he anchored major live news and election specials, national remembrance ceremonies, and his must-watch daily and weekly political affairs programs -- Politics, This Week in Parliament and Capital Report. Don Newman helped launch CBC’s all-news channel, CBC News Network, the first of its kind in Canada; negotiated with the Supreme Court of Canada to allow live coverage of its major decisions; and served as president of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery. He reported for CBC’s flagship news program, The National and was U.S. correspondent for both CBC and CTV networks, was a radio and television broadcaster on the Prairies, and reported for The Globe and Mail, in Toronto and Ottawa, and Winnipeg newspapers. Over five decades he covered national and provincial elections in Canada, U.S. federal elections, national and global affairs, and interviewed numerous Canadian and world leaders.
In recognition of his outstanding career and contribution to Canada and journalism, Don Newman was named a Member of the Order of Canada; given the Gordon Sinclair Award (Canadian Screen Award) in Broadcast Journalism, the Hy Solomon Award for excellence in public policy journalism, and the Charles Lynch Award for outstanding coverage of national affairs; made a life-member of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery and Canada’s History Society; and awarded honorary degrees from Queen’s University and University of Winnipeg. His career memoir Welcome to the Broadcast was published by Harper Collins Canada in 2013.