The 77 year old has entered the final stretch, and Sept. 1 when he is set to wrap his final newscast at the helm of "CTV National News," thus ending the longest ever reign of a North American national anchor is looming. There will be plenty of time to idly dangle a fishing rod in cottage country,
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But for now, Robertson is exactly where he wants to be, amid the buzz and swarm of CTV’s hive of a newshub as he and his colleagues begin to stitch together the evening’s nightly program. "Otherwise, they don’t know what we’re talking about."
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"It’s all they’re talking about," Robertson said in a recent interview, taking a brief break from the night’s work. "’When is the day?’ ‘When are you stepping down?’ ‘Retirement.’
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"I knew that what I could not do was step off this treadmill that I’ve been on for the last 41 years between CBC and CTV . 11 o’clock at night, and working top speed a lot of the time. I knew I just couldn’t stop."
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But it’s clear that stepping away from the anchor’s chair will still feel like the end of something significant to Robertson. presidents. He’s covered three Olympic Games held within our borders. He’s reported on the moon landing, on Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope, on the fall of the Berlin wall, on the death of Princess Diana and on the terrorist attacks of 9 11.
That sort of prominent longevity is impossibly rare in the TV business nowadays, said CTV’s chief political correspondent Craig Oliver.
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But that doesn’t make it any easier now.
"I think I’m going to have to be sure I keep it together that night," he said, noting that he recently studied the final newscasts of American anchors Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw for ideas on how to close his last show. "I think it’ll be wrenching for me and I think some people have indicated in their messages that they will find it wrenching."
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He moved up the ladder quickly. He was only 20 when he went to work for CBC and 22 when he married his high school sweetheart, Nancy. The couple bounced from Winnipeg to Ottawa to Toronto,
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