Pierre Berton: Canada's Original Gonzo Journalist, 1920 - 2004

Whether he was teaching Canadians how to roll a joint on CBC TV, releasing a greased pig at the Hotel Vancouver or making Canadians take interest and pride in their own history, Pierre Berton, BA'41, DLit'85, was always larger than life. He provoked a host of national debates and was the best Canadian journalist of his day.

Author and historian Brian McKillop discusses Canada’s history through Berton’s eyes. Learn about Berton’s origins and influences, his UBC days and his gonzo journalism of the forties, and hear excerpts from McKillop’s book Pierre Berton: A Biography.