The As It Happens Files: Radio That May Contain Nuts

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Random House of Canada, Limited, 2009 - Performing Arts - 280 pages
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In the tradition of Peter Gzowski’s The Morningside Papers comes a book that celebrates the great stories and personalities behind As It Happens.

For eight years, Mary Lou Finlay had the pleasure of being the co-host of one of CBC Radio’s most enduring institutions. On any given day she and Barbara Budd interviewed people on subjects varying from the Air India investigation to a man who invented a suit that would withstand an attack from a grizzly bear to a cheese-rolling contest in Cheshire. The As It Happens Files gives us the great stories – the hilarious eccentrics, the audience favourites, the poignant moments – that make up, for many Canadians some of the fondest, most vivid memories of the last decade.


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User Review  - Penka - Goodreads

If you like the show you will love this book! It offers background information that I found fascinating. Read full review

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User Review  - Lyn Zuberbuhler - Goodreads

As much as I like "As It Happens", this book did not engage me. The written word, taken from scripts, was not as interesting as hearing the stories on the air. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Mary Lou Finlay has had an illustrious 35-year career in broadcasting in TV and radio, for the CBC and CTV. She co-hosted Live It Up at CTV (1978—1981) and she helped launch the CBC prime-time news program The Journal in 1982. In 1988 she moved into radio to host Sunday Morning. From 1997 to 2005, she co-hosted As It Happens. This is her first book.


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