Lloyd’s Last Day Of Work

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Robertson and my own thoughts.

This one goes out to a relatively famous Canadian (If you watch CTV News) who happens to be retiring after his final broadcast tonight at 11:00 ADT.  Lloyd Robertson served as the face of CTV News since 1984.  Lloyd was born in 1934 in Stratford Ontario, Canada.  He began his broadcasting career in 1952 in the form of a radio broadcaster.  Later he would turn to television working for CBC, hosting such news shows as CBC Weekend and The National in the late 1960s.  One of the things Lloyd liked to do was write his own scripts.  Unfortunately, at least at the time, CBC did not allow for that sort of creativity from a news anchor.  News anchors were expected to be announcers and nothing more.  For this reason Lloyd left CBC and began work for “rival” news network CTV.    From 1976-1984 he served as co anchor of the 11:00 News along with Harvey Kirk.  After Kirk retired in 1084 Robertson became the face of CTV News ending off each nightly broadcast with his catch phrase “And that’s the kind of day it’s been.”

Lloyd Robertson’s career has spanned some 60 years and in that time he has covered some major events.

  • Expo ’67
  • Moon Landing
  • Terry Fox
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall
  • …and the list goes on…  

Robertson actually has the honour of being the longest serving news anchor in history.  September 1, 2011 will be his last broadcast on national news.  (although rumour has it he might stick around and continue “W5”  a show he had hosted throughout the years).

Enjoy retirement Lloyd.  You’ve earned it

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