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The as It Happens Files: Radio That May Contain Nuts


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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.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Table of Contents


One: The Man Who Wouldn’t Drown

Two: The Princess of Love

Three: Cabbages and Kings

Four: Tim and Colin and Julie and Yulya

Five: Touching the Earth

Six: Rugged Roses

Seven: The Man in the Bear Suit

Eight: There’ll Always Be an England

Nine: Verse and Worse

Ten: Runaway Chevy

Eleven: This Is the Dance Portion

Twelve: The Wrath of Grapes

Thirteen: The Maple Leaf Forever

Fourteen: Millennium Madness

Fifteen: Air India

Sixteen: Mike the Headless Chicken

Seventeen: War and Pax

Eighteen: Mike the Music Man

Nineteen: It’s All About Ubuntu


As It Happens Interview Credits

As It Happens Producers 1997 to 2003

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

Radio That May Contain Nuts
Knopf Canada
Finlay, Mary Lou
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