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John Turner: King of the Hill

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.

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After nearly two decades, and eight years in exile, Turner returns to Ottawa as Prime Minister.

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: June 18, 1984
Guests: Ian Deans, Allan MacEachen, Brian Mulroney, John Turner
Anchor: Knowlton Nash
Reporter: Bill Casey
Duration: 2:45

Last updated: February 11, 2015

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