Brownstein does Mansbridge
Indeed, the story of his hiring is the stuff of legend — Canadian legend, anyway — and should be a source of inspiration for would-be broadcasters with big dreams.
Mansbridge jokingly denies the lyrics of the Bob Dylan classic Like a Rolling Stone are rumbling through his head:
“How does it feel, how does it feel?
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone”
“[I]t feels awfully different now,” says Mansbridge, who insists he’s sprawled out on a couch and sporting casual duds. “It’s quite a change. It was 49 years ago when I started at the CBC. I got hired at a little radio station in Churchill, Manitoba.”
And now he has embarked on a speaking tour of the land, one that takes him to Place des Arts on Oct. 30. The show is being billed as Peter Mansbridge: Live Coast to Coast — The Stories Behind the Stories.
“I won’t be spilling dirt on this tour,” he says. “We see a lot of things in our jobs over the years, and we don’t get to tell the whole story. Simply because there’s not room for that or it doesn’t really fit the issue we’re on about. Or it simply wouldn’t be appropriate.
–Montreal Gazette, Oct. 22, 2017.
That fluffer in full: