But of all the CBC personalities that we've interviewed for this series, I don't think any were received with quite the level of raised eyebrows and doubts when they first came to the Mother Corp as George Stroumboulopoulos.
Indeed, back in 2005 when he arrived at the CBC with the launch of The Hour, the critics were seemingly everywhere - and none too thrilled. Their concerns ranged from doubting his abilities as a serious interviewer, to musings that this was a misguided attempt by CBC to attract a younger demographic at the cost of substance.
In fact even George himself thought he was a questionable fit for the CBC, and after he somewhat hesitantly accepted their offer to host his own talk show, he fully suspected he might find himself off the air within a month or two, when they realized that they had made a terrible mistake!
The program has won four Gemini awards for best talk series in Canada and the list of figures he's interviewed in the years since he first came to the CBC is truly remarkable. It includes the likes of Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Noam Chomsky, Patti Smith, Oprah, and virtually every renowned Canadian figure out there.
I spoke to George Stroumboulopoulos about his life growing up in a single parent household in the rough outskirts of Toronto, his unlikely path into broadcasting, and his thoughts on the importance of the CBC and the telling of Canadian stories.
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