I miss this guy. I grew up listening and learning so much from his “Today in History” vignettes. Man. Is he DEAD? He doesn’t exist in cyberspace. I want PODCASTS damnit! I want AUDIO! I want to know why Napoleon lost at Waterloo!; why the British at Quebec snuck in, under cover of darkness but a full moon, when they …knew the French thought they’d fight like gentlemen in the morning! and only in his baritone, have it told to me as though it really really mattered.
Dimensions:384 Pages, 8.5 x 11 in
Published:September 1, 1998
ISBN – 10:189402043X
ISBN – 13:9781894020435
From Our Editors
By Raj Ahluwalia,
Sep 2, 2012
Longtime CBC broadcaster Bob Johnstone dead at 82
Popular radio reporter made famous by ‘Today in History’
One of the most distinguished and cherished radio personalities in Canada has died.
Bob Johnstone passed away Sunday afternoon in Toronto.
He was renowned for his storytelling.
For decades, his “Today in History” feature was a staple of local CBC radio programs across the country.
But he was also a distinguished journalist, especially as a court and crime reporter for CBC News and at the beginning of his career, at the Toronto Star newspaper.
Johnstone was also one of the first reporters with CBC Television’s the fifth estate.
Johnstone died from cancer. He was 82.