|Born||July 6, 1948 |
|Occupation||journalist, broadcast news anchor|
Wendy Mesley (1989-1992)
Cynthia Dale (1998-present)
Peter Mansbridge (born July 6, 1948) is a British born Canadian journalist, CBC's "Chief Correspondent" and anchor of The National, CBC Television's flagship nightly newscast. Events 1044 - The Battle of Ménfő takes place 1189 - Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Wendy Mesley (born January 8, 1957 in Montreal, Quebec) is a host and reporter for CBC Television 's consumer investigation series Cynthia Dale (born 1961 is a Canadian television actress and stage performer Events 1044 - The Battle of Ménfő takes place 1189 - Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The National, now officially known as CBC News The National, is the CBC 's flagship national Television Newscast. CBC Television is a Canadian English language Television network.
Mansbridge was born in London, England and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, where he attended Glebe Collegiate Institute, but dropped out before graduating. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Ottawa (ˈɒtəwə or sometimes /ˈɒtəwɑː/ is the Capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest municipality. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Glebe Collegiate Institute is a high school in The Glebe neighbourhood of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1966 and 1967. For the history of Canada's naval forces after 1968 see Canadian Forces Maritime Command The Royal Canadian Navy ( RCN) was the
While working as an airport announcer in Churchill, Manitoba in 1968, Mansbridge was recruited to work for a local radio station by a large-named CBC radio executive who heard his voice make a flight announcement (Mansbridge was working as a luggage boy). Churchill ( 2006 Population 923 is a town on the shore of Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada, situated at the Estuary of the Churchill Manitoba (English ˌmænɨˈtoʊbə French /manitoba/ is a province of Canada, spanning 647797 square kilometres (250116  sq mi of North America From there, he moved to CBC Radio's northern service, still in Churchill. CBC Radio is the Radio division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 1971 he moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba to continue as a reporter for CBC Radio and while there in 1972 began as a reporter for CBC Television. Winnipeg (ˈwɪnɨpɛg is the capital and largest city in the Canadian province of Manitoba, and 7th largest municipality in Canada with a population
In 1975, he became The National's reporter for Saskatchewan, and in 1976 he became parliamentary correspondent in Ottawa. Saskatchewan (səˈskætʃəwən) is a prairie province in Canada, which has an area of 588276 The Parliament of Canada (Parlement du Canada is Canada 's legislative branch, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. Following a decade of political coverage, Mansbridge had become a substitute anchor for Knowlton Nash and in 1988, was reportedly being recruited by U. Cyril Knowlton Nash OC, OOnt (born November 18, 1927) commonly known as Knowlton Nash, is a journalist author and former and S. broadcaster CBS for a prominent position. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. Nash, in fact, voluntarily gave up his position as anchor later that year, specifically so that Mansbridge would be promoted to anchor and remain in Canada.
During his tenure as anchor of The National, beginning May 1, 1988, he has covered Canadian news stories including federal elections, party leadership conventions, the Meech Lake Accord negotiations, the Charlottetown Accord and its referendum, the 1995 Quebec referendum, floods in Manitoba in 1997, ice storms in Ontario and Quebec in 1998, the six days in September 2000 that marked the death and state funeral of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and the 2003 blackout across much of Eastern North America. See also Canadian electoral system, Timeline of Canadian elections The Parliament of Canada (Parlement du Canada has two chambers. In Canadian politics, a leadership convention is held by a political party when the party needs to choose a leader due to a vacancy or a challenge to the incumbent The Meech Lake Accord was a set of failed amendments to the Constitution of Canada negotiated in 1987 by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the provincial The Charlottetown Accord was a package of constitutional amendments proposed by the Canadian federal and provincial governments in 1992. The 1995 Quebec referendum was the second Referendum to ask voters in the Canadian province of Quebec whether Quebec should The Red River Flood of 1997 was a major Flood that occurred in April and May 1997 along the Red River of the North in North Dakota, Minnesota The North American ice storm of 1998 (also known as Great Ice Storm of 1998 and Great Ice Storm '98) was a massive Ice storm that struck a relatively narrow The death and state funeral of Pierre Trudeau took place in September 2000 The Northeast Blackout of 2003 was a massive widespread Power outage that occurred throughout parts of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States His coverage of the blackout was notable because the normally clean-shaven Mansbridge had grown a beard during his summer hiatus (as he did every summer), and the news of the blackout broke with no time for him to shave. Thus, Canadian viewers saw a bearded Peter Mansbridge reporting on the events of that day.
He has also anchored coverage of many world events, both in the studio and on the scene. In the studio, he anchored coverage of the Gulf War, the War in Kosovo, and the events surrounding September 11, 2001. The term Kosovo War or Kosovo Conflict is often used to describe two sequential and at times parallel armed conflicts in Kosovo: 1996–1999 He was on the air live when the 2003 invasion of Iraq began and anchored coverage of it. The 2003 invasion of Iraq, from March 20 to May 1 2003 was spearheaded by the United States, backed by British forces and smaller contingents from Australia On the scene, he anchored coverage of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the funerals of Diana, Princess of Wales and Pope John Paul II, numerous royal, papal, and U.S. presidential visits to Canada, and numerous Olympic Games. The Berlin Wall (Berliner Mauer was a physical barrier separating West Berlin from the German Democratic Republic (GDR ( East Germany) including On 31 August 1997, Diana Princess of Wales died as a result of injuries sustained in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road The funeral of Pope John Paul II was held on April 8 2005, six days after his death on April 2. The British Royal Family is the group of close relatives of the monarch of the United Kingdom. History See also History of the Papacy Catholics recognize the Pope as a successor to Saint Peter, who Jesus named as the "shepherd" and The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by The Olympic Games is an international Multi-sport event established for both summer and winter games He reported extensively from Normandy both 50 and then 60 years after D-Day and from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands for the fiftieth anniversary of V-E Day. Normandy (Normandie Norman: Normaundie) is a geographical region corresponding to the former Duchy of Normandy. D-Day may also refer to Decimal Day in the United Kingdom. D-Day is a term often used in Military parlance to denote The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands Victory in Europe Day ( V-E Day or VE Day) was May 7 and May 8, 1945, the dates when the World War II Allies He also reported from the Netherlands for the sixtieth anniversary of V-E Day.
In 1999, he launched a new program, Mansbridge One on One, in which he interviews newsmakers.
His previous marriage to CBC colleague Wendy Mesley (1989-1992) became regular tabloid fodder in Frank Magazine as their marriage broke down. Wendy Mesley (born January 8, 1957 in Montreal, Quebec) is a host and reporter for CBC Television 's consumer investigation series Frank is a bi-weekly Canadian scandal or Satirical magazine inspired by and often compared to the British Private Eye.  Mansbridge has two daughters from a first marriage which ended in 1975. 
He received the honorary degree Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL. D. ) from the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario on June 9th, 2008. The University of Western Ontario (known as Western, as well as UWO or Western Ontario) is a public research University located in London London is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada along the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor with a metropolitan area population of 457720 the city proper 
In 2004 a folk-rock band (fronted by Henry Svec) from Sackville, New Brunswick, began to release records under the name Peter Mansbridge and the CBCs, in honour of the news anchor. Sackville (2006 population 5411 is a Canadian town in Westmorland County, New Brunswick. New Brunswick ( French: Nouveau-Brunswick /nuvobʁɔnzwik/ is one of Canada 's three Maritime provinces and is the only constitutionally In one episode of This Hour has 22 Minutes, Peter was parodied in his career by the false commercial of the DVD set 'Peter Mansbridge: The Complete Series' with the feature of 'over 3000 hours of director`s commentary'. This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a weekly Canadian Television comedy that airs on CBC Television. The Rick Mercer Report also created a mock ad for a mock DVD set entitled 'The Best of Mansbridge Being Away' and featuring a variety of clips of Newsworld subanchors Heather Hiscox, Diana Swain and Mark Kelley reading the standard introduction for Mansbridge's absence: "Good evening. Rick Mercer Report (or The Mercer Report; formerly known as Rick Mercer's Monday Report or Monday Report) is Heather Hiscox (born 4 January 1965) is a Canadian News anchor who works for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Diana Swain is a television journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Mark Kelley is a Canadian journalist He currently serves as a correspondent and substitute anchor for The National, and was formerly a host of Peter is away. "