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"This is Matthew Halton of the CBC." So began Halton's war broadcasts. His reports were at times tender and sad and other times shocking and explosive. Halton was an unabashed sentimentalist who covered the war as a crusade, for which he was sometimes criticized but more often loved. Covering the major milestones of his generation – from the war trenches to the coronation of the Queen, Halton became Canada's most famous foreign correspondent. A thoughtful philosopher and determined idealist, Matthew Halton was an everyman poet who wore his heart boldly on his sleeve.

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Reporters in the field describe how their stories make it from the frontlines to the radio waves.
Medium: Radio
Program: CBC Radio News Special
Broadcast Date: Dec. 29, 1944
Guest(s): Matthew Halton, Lawrence Marshall, A.E. Powley, Bill Williamson, Gerry Wilmot
Host: John Kannawin
Duration: 5:53

Last updated: December 10, 2012

Page consulted on June 9, 2014

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