Monday, February 11, 2019

Joe Schlesinger (1928 - 2019)

I just heard the news that veteran journalist Joe Schlesinger passed away today. He was 90.

Not only did he have that great accent, but he flowered an abundance of gravitas when he reported on various issues. Somewhere in my VHS collection/archives I have a one-hour story he did in 1995 on a certain language issue. The piece was fair and balanced and capped with a tempered and reasoned "in all good time".

Mr Schlesinger's passing reminded me of a story I've been meaning to post on another outstanding Canadian journalist: Michael Maclear. He died on Christmas day last year.

Two greats gone in just a few months.

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