From Naked Man Hill to Skedaddle Ridge
• The river's original name was Mishtashipu, Innu for "the big river." Its first English-language name was the Grand River, and in the early 19th century it was renamed the Hamilton River in honour of a local governor.
• The 1996-97 season was the last for Peter Gzowski and Morningside. Its replacement was This Morning with co-hosts Avril Benoit and Michael Enright.
• A big challenge for Gzowski was waking early five days a week. "My alarm is set for 3:13 a.m.," he told Knowlton Nash in the book Cue the Elephant! Backstage Tales at the CBC. "I read the papers and I get to the office about 5 a.m., read more papers, read the mail, read through the research, and then we're on the air at 8 a.m. to the Maritimes and Newfoundland."
Broadcast Date: Oct. 25, 1996
Guest(s): Bill Hamilton
Host: Peter Gzowski
Photo: Peter Gzowski photo courtesy of CBC Design Library
Last updated: March 30, 2012
Page consulted on September 10, 2014
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