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Pearson speaks at King's statue unveiling

With his cautious policies and shrewd political skills, he successfully led Canada for almost 22 years. But behind closed doors, he held secret séances and had frequent conversations with his dead mother. As Canada's longest-serving prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King's public persona was staid and serious. After his death in 1950, however, his fascinating private life slowly came to light.

One prime minister speaks about another in 1968.
Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News Special
Broadcast Date: July 1, 1968
Guest(s):
Speaker: Lester B. Pearson
Duration: 8:43

Last updated: November 23, 2012

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