Born: July 13, 1934
Died: January 24, 2002
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario
Peter Gzowski is often credited with making Canadians aware of the soul of their country.
His paternal grandfather had 14 year old Peter admitted to Ridley College in St. Catharines, Ontario.
After Ridley, he enrolled in the journalism program at the University of Toronto.
Gzowski gained experience in journalism by working as editor for several publications.
In 1958, at the age of 28, Peter Gzowski became the youngest-ever managing editor of MacLean's magazine.
He hosted the CBC radio program "This Country in the Morning" in the 1970's.
Gzowski left that program for an unsuccessful try at hosting a nightly television show.
Another well-known radio host, Barbara Frum, made it possible for Gzowski to return to radio.
Peter Gzowski hosted the program "Morningside" for an approximate 27,000 interviews.
Gzowski was able to ask questions in such a way that Canadians were able to put great faith in his prodding
for the truth from the individuals being interviewed.
In 1997, he was presented the international Peabody Award for his Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting; the only
Canadian individual to win this award.
Amongst the recognitions he received were eleven honorary university degrees.
Peter Gzowski was a heavy smoker which became a contributing factor in his death in 2002.
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