CBC news anchor and author who appeared on The Natonal from 1978 to 1988. In 2006, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Journalism Foundation.
He sold newspapers in Toronto while WWII was raging in Europe.
He became a professional journalist when he was less than 20 years old.
He was married to CBC's Lorraine Thomson for nearly 40 years.
In 2002 he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which was discovered by James Parkinson.