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Pearson: From athlete to academic

The Story

Long before he considered running for office, Lester Bowles Pearson tried out a number of career options including civil servant, academic, lawyer and even semi-pro athlete. As this CBC Television documentary shows, the mild-mannered, bow-tied Pearson enjoyed a wide-ranging, if anonymous, career for years before "chance and good fortune" came calling.

Medium: Television
Program: The Tenth Decade
Broadcast Date: Nov. 3, 1971
Guest: Lester B. Pearson
Narrator: Jon Granik
Duration: 3:36


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