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John Turner: Back in the running

From track star to Rhodes Scholar, destiny seemed to have paved a golden path for John Napier Turner. Born with good looks and charisma to spare, the bilingual lawyer entered politics in the 1960s touted as Canada's answer to John F. Kennedy. But it would take more than two decades and a self-imposed political exile before he would have a chance to claim his crown as prime minister.

After years of political exile, Turner announces his much-anticipated bid to become Pierre Trudeau's successor.
Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: March 16, 1984
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Bill Casey
Guest: John Turner
Duration: 2:16

Last updated: March 12, 2013

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