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The Kind Of Life It's Been

by Lloyd Robertson

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | September 9, 2013 | Trade Paperback

The Kind Of Life It's Been is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.

Filled with fascinating and often hilarious anecdotes, Robertson''s #1 bestselling memoir captures the essential tales of our era

For sixty years, Lloyd Robertson lived his dream of working in broadcasting, bringing us the major events of the day. The longest-serving national TV news anchor in Canadian history, first for CBC and then for CTV, Robertson remains one of the most accomplished journalists of our time. His career reflects the history of the past half century, as he reported on JFK''s assassination, the moon landing, Trudeaumania, Terry Fox''s run, the Montreal Massacre, 9/11 and royal weddings, among many other pivotal moments.

In The Kind of Life It''s Been, Robertson shares the inside story and the experience he has gained over his long career, from breaking into the business of radio in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario, to joining the CBC and moving to television, to his highly public departure for CTV and his career as senior editor of CTV News. He shares off-camera momentsas well, recounting personal stories about his family and friends as he sought to balance his life as a husband, father and journalist.

Written with candid reflections and a good dose of wit, The Kind of Life It''s Been will entertain Robertson fans and any Canadian interested in the inner workings of a frenetic newsroom.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 1.01 in

Published: September 9, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 144340862X

ISBN - 13: 9781443408622

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A GREAT PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY BY A GREAT CANADIAN LLOYD ROBERTSON DESCRIBING HIS LIFE FROM HIS ORIGINS TO THE PINACLE OF THE CTV ANCHOR DESK, IS THE BEST AUTOBIOGRAPHY, OF 2013. NO HOLDS ARE BARRED AND YET HIS DISCREET DEPICTION AND PRAISE OF PEOPLE, SAYS EVERYTHING ABOUT HIS GENTLEMANLY LIFE AND HONEST DELIVERY OF THE PRODUCT OF HIS CHOSEN PROFESSION.
Date published: 2014-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you are interested to know about Mr Robertson, CBC, CTV and broadcasting business Mr Robertson is a real gentle man. Mr Roberson writes his biography and at the same time he explains about the important events that happened in Canada and around the world in his life time. He gives inside information about CBC and CTV. He explains how the broadcasting business operates. If you are interested  in anchoring job, its the best book you can find.
Date published: 2013-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Riveting Memoir! Story Description: HarperCollins Publishers|October 16, 2012|Hardcover|ISBN: 978-1-44340-861-5 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. My Review: Who doesn’t love Lloyd Robertson? Lloyd’s memoir will fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied as if you’ve just sat down and finished a long, well-deserved homemade turkey dinner. No one has been in broadcasting as long as our dear Lloyd and he has the credentials to prove it. I was somewhat surprised to learn of his mother’s problems and his father’s older age, he certainly didn’t have much of a childhood and I felt he was lonely a lot of the time but always managed to find himself something to do. He was self-motivated from the word go and it’s not at all surprising he became so very successful. The Kind of Life It’s Been is a riveting story about a man who truly is Canada’s voice! Lloyd is a man who is not only known and loved in Canada, but around the world!
Date published: 2013-01-17

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The Kind Of Life It's Been

by Lloyd Robertson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 1.01 in

Published: September 9, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 144340862X

ISBN - 13: 9781443408622

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Filled with fascinating and often hilarious anecdotes, Robertson''s #1 bestselling memoir captures the essential tales of our era

For sixty years, Lloyd Robertson lived his dream of working in broadcasting, bringing us the major events of the day. The longest-serving national TV news anchor in Canadian history, first for CBC and then for CTV, Robertson remains one of the most accomplished journalists of our time. His career reflects the history of the past half century, as he reported on JFK''s assassination, the moon landing, Trudeaumania, Terry Fox''s run, the Montreal Massacre, 9/11 and royal weddings, among many other pivotal moments.

In The Kind of Life It''s Been, Robertson shares the inside story and the experience he has gained over his long career, from breaking into the business of radio in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario, to joining the CBC and moving to television, to his highly public departure for CTV and his career as senior editor of CTV News. He shares off-camera momentsas well, recounting personal stories about his family and friends as he sought to balance his life as a husband, father and journalist.

Written with candid reflections and a good dose of wit, The Kind of Life It''s Been will entertain Robertson fans and any Canadian interested in the inner workings of a frenetic newsroom.

Editorial Reviews

"Robertson describes these watershed moments in his life andcareer with remarkable candour and in an easy, informal style like that which he brought to the nightly news." -WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

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