The Sunday Edition

The Sunday Edition for June 28, 2020

Listen to our final episode with host Michael Enright

Listen to our final episode with host Michael Enright

Listen to the full episode2:36:04

Listen to our final episode with host Michael Enright:

A lifelong obsession with radio and 20 years of The Sunday Edition — Michael's essay: "It has often been said that radio is the most intimate form of communication, speaking directly to the listener. This connecting force creates a bond between listener and speaker. And in the world of public radio, that bond is a covenant of sorts. I hope that the covenant with the public broadcaster is still intact. As I have said hundreds of times, it has been a delight to meet you on the radio. And I'm not just talking about the guests I've interviewed. I'm talking about you, the listener."

Michael's exit interview: Matt Galloway, host of CBC Radio's The Current, turns the tables on Michael and subjects him to an interview about his tenure as host of The Sunday Edition, what he'll miss, whether it's possible or desirable for a journalist to be wholly objective, and the next adventure in broadcasting on the horizon.

Memories and prophecies from frequent guests of The Sunday Edition: What was the world like when The Sunday Edition began 20 years ago? What will it look like in the next 20 years? To answer these questions and take stock of where we are now, Michael Enright calls on friends who have been frequent guests on the program over the past two decades — Cindy Blackstock, Paul Rogers, Adam Gopnik, Margaret Atwood and Robert Harris.

Greetings from listeners and friends of The Sunday Edition: Throughout today's program, you'll hear a series of "audio postcards"; notes of appreciation and farewell from listeners and from people who have been interviewed by Michael over the past two decades. They include humanitarian Stephen Lewis, writer Esi Edugyan, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland.

Twenty highlights from 20 years on CBC Radio: Over its 20 seasons with host Michael EnrightThe Sunday Edition has been a weekend ritual for millions of Canadians with its award-winning documentaries and interviews with some of Canada's — and the world's — sharpest minds, greatest writers and most colourful personalities as well as newsmakers at the heart of some of the biggest stories of our times. We present some highlights from 20 years of The Sunday Edition, selected by Enright at the program's producers.

Music this week by: Oscar Peterson, Phil Dwyer, Marjan Mozetich, TSO, LVB, Duo Concertante, Thompson Egbo Egbo, Mozart, Bruce Cockburn, Fanny Mendelssohn, Lenny Breau, Antonín Dvořák, Guy Lombardo, Verdi, Canadian Brass, Dmitri Shostakovich, Duke Ellington, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Nat 'King' Cole, Angela Hewitt, Mark Eisenman.