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Barbara strikes back: Frum's letter to Harold Ballard

Broadcaster Barbara Frum pioneered a tough 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.

Frum reads a letter to Ballard forgiving him for his sexist outbursts. She signs the "Dear Harold" letter from "Your favourite BROAD-caster."

Medium: Radio
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: March 6, 1979
Guest(s):
Host: Barbara Frum
Duration: 2:20

Last updated: March 20, 2013

Page consulted on February 13, 2014

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