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Pondering the future of Soviet Union inside a Moscow apartment

The sudden death of Barbara Frum on March 26, 1992 shocked Canadians. The loss of one of the country's most respected broadcasters at the age of 54 reverberated across living rooms of the nation. The courage and tenacity she showed in her very private 18 year battle with leukemia was reflected in her tough, pioneering interview style on CBC Radio's As it Happens and later on CBC Television's The Journal. Whether she was talking to Nelson Mandela, Harold Ballard or the grower of the world's biggest cabbage, Frum's unrelenting curiosity, her fearless search for the truth, and her empathy and humour made her one of Canada's most important broadcasters.

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Barbara Frum talks to Russians about their future.

Medium: Television
Program: The Journal
Broadcast Date: Nov. 21, 1989
Guest(s): Dasha Rishkov
Host: Barbara Frum
Duration: 9:47

Last updated: July 31, 2013

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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