Remembering Knowlton Nash (dead at 86) – longtime anchor of CBC’s The National
Journalism was not just a career for Knowlton Nash, but his lifelong passion. See his passion for journalism escalate in the timeline below:
Age 8: started his own newspaper.
Age 10: operated his own newsstand.
During 1st Big Journalism Job (night editor with the British United Press): wrote ~ 4,000 articles
Fast Forward to 1978: Became anchor for CBC’s The National, where he covered major stories.
A lot of people liked Nash because he never contaminated the news with his own point of view. He always gave the story as is, never with a distorted lens. This is one journalist that will be missed greatly.
Talk about the importance of good journalism – what does that mean, what makes it, and what set Knowlton Nash apart from many other journalists?
Talk about what it takes to be a journalist – to be able to travel anywhere, witness many things, both good and bad, and experience the world to the fullest. However, also take a deep look at how hard he worked his whole life to achieve the things he did.