The Kind of Life It's Been

The Kind of Life It's Been

A Memoir

Book - 2012
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For sixty years, Lloyd Robertson lived his dream of working in broadcasting bringing us the major events of the day. The longest-serving TV news anchor in Canadian history, first on CBC and then on CTV, Robertson remains one of the most accomplished journalists of our time. His career is truly the story of Canada over the past half century, as he told us about key events like the moon landing, JFK's assassination, Trudeaumania, Terry Fox's run, the Montreal Massacre, 9/11 and the royal weddings.

In The Kind of Life It's Been, Robertson shares the inside story and the insights he has gained over his long career, from breaking into the business in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario, to joining the CBC, to his highly public departure for CTV to his career as senior editor of CTV News. Filled with fascinating and often hilarious anecdotes about Robertson's career, this book captures the essential tales of our time and is a must for any Canadian interested in the inner workings of a frenetic newsroom.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, c2012.
ISBN: 9781443408615
Characteristics: 354 p., [24] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ;,24 cm.


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Jul 11, 2017

Interesting memoir.
CBC could be so mean & indifferent to people jumping ship to CTV.
What a classy relationship with co-anchor in the 1970s. However, CTV treated same co-anchor so badly.
However, Lloyd gave a honest story on his life, finding his balance with his family & his successor Lisa Laflamme.

May 21, 2013

My husband read this. He found it entertaining and informative. Lloyd is honest and open but respectful, even to those that caused him some grief. I read a few chapters and was intrigued to learn some details about Canada's favorite news anchor who is now retired. I shall take this out again when I have more time. Many funny stories. NOT stodgy or boring. GREAT read!

HRDR Feb 14, 2013

I enjoyed reading about the changes that have taken place in radio, broadcasting, TV and media over decades. Lloyd Robertson's career began such a long time ago, when there was no television, that his perspective as someone who has seen the industry go through many, many changes, was fascinating.

I also appreciated that although he could have shared unpleasant stories about many famous people, he chose, instead, to share the good. I felt, reading this book, that I was in the company of a man I could respect.

Jan 24, 2013

I have read the book and I had liked it he is a very nice person this is the book for everyone to read he had a good life

debwalker Oct 16, 2012

Amazing life story from our local hero.

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