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A Lament for Canada AM

Imagine if NBC were to announce that The Today Show was going to end tomorrow. Ditto for ABC with Good Morning America.

Well, that’s basically what happened when CTV, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, announced today that it’s morning news show Canada AM would broadcast its last episode on Friday after being on the air since September 1972.

When I think of Canada AM, I think of Norm Perry and his distinctive glasses. He was the show’s primary anchor between 1974 and 1990. You can see a short clip of him and co-anchor Linda MacLennan introduce a show from Valentine’s Day 1986 featuring Dr. Benjamin Spock and Canadian jazz great Oscar Peterson.

Perry would be succeeded by one J.D. Roberts who you might know as Fox News correspondent John Roberts. In turn, Roberts was succeeded by Keith Morrison who you can see these days on NBC’s Dateline.

If nothing else, it would have been nice had there been time for Canada AM alumni to return one last time. But CTV isn’t interested in sentimentality much less a golden handshake. More like a cold shoulder.

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