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Talking about the wild days with ex-Beatle Paul McCartney

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's interview with Paul McCartney.

Medium: Television
Program: The Journal
Broadcast Date: Oct. 19, 1984
Guest(s): Paul McCartney
Host: Barbara Frum
Duration: 10:28

Last updated: December 16, 2014

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