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Patrick Watson, CC (born December 23, 1929) has been a prolific and outspoken Canadian broadcaster, television and radio interviewer and host, author, commentator and television writer, producer and director for five decades. Born in Toronto, Watson attended the University of Toronto and graduated with an MA, then completed his doctorate at the University of Michigan.

Watson's first broadcast, in 1943, was as a radio actor in the CBC's children's dramatic series "The Kootenay Kid." He first achieved national fame (and in some quarters, notoriety) as the co-producer and with Laurier LaPierre an on-camera host of the CBC Television current affairs program This Hour Has Seven Days in the 1960s. Watson went on to write, edit and/or produce The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau, Witness to Yesterday, Titans. He was anchor and principal interviewer on WNET Channel 13, New York's groundbreaking nightly news program "The Fifty-First State, in 1972-73.

In 1983 he created and performed, solo, a stage version of the Old Testament's "The Book of Job", at first at the Nathan Cohen theatre in Toronto, directed by John McGreevey, and then at the National Arts Centre Theatre in Ottawa. For CBC he did, The Watson Report, andThe Canadian Establishment series. He created the Historica Foundation's Heritage Minutes, Biographies of a Nation and The Struggle for Democracy series. The latter has since aired in over 40 countries around the world. Watson also hosted the CBC's business program Venture when it was first launched in 1985. The Historica Foundation's Heritage Minutes were an initiative of Watson's begun in 1988 at Charles Bronfman's CRB Foundation, and as of 2007 were receiving more than 30,000 plays a year across the Canadian television system.

Watson was Chairman of the CBC from 1989 until 1994. He was the recipient of honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Mount Allison University in 2002 and the University of Toronto in 2004. He was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada on October 21, 1981, then promoted to Companion on October 26, 2002. Watson continues to write, lecture, advise and work in many capacities in broadcasting from his current home in Toronto.

Watson has acted in more than 50 dramatic productions, including the movie The Terry Fox Story, and the HBO movie Countdown to Looking Glass.

Few in his various audiences realize his slight limp was caused by the amputation of his left leg above the knee in 1960 following an accident. He has often assisted the Canadian disabled community, including serving as Honorary Chair of the Canadian Amputee Sports Association and Chairman Emeritus of the Canadian Abilities Foundation.

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Total Books: 28
Individual and Collective Memory Consolidation Analogous Processes on Different Levels
Small Wild Cats The Animal Answer Guide
2011 - Small Wild Cats the Animal Answer Guide [Animal Answer Guides: Q&a for the Curious Naturalist] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780801898853
ISBN-10: 0801898854
Genres: Reference, Science & Math, Outdoors & Nature

Watson's Really Big WWII Almanac Volume II July to December
2007 - Watson's Really Big Wwii Almanac Volume II July to December (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781425789930
ISBN-10: 1425789935

Watson's Really Big WWII Almanac Volume I January to June
2007 - Watson's Really Big Wwii Almanac Volume I January to June (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781425789664
ISBN-10: 1425789668

Wittgenstein and the Goshawk A Fable
2005 - Wittgenstein and the Goshawk a Fable (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781552784495
ISBN-10: 1552784495
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction

The Canadians Biographies of a Nation Omnibus
2004 - The Canadians Biographies of a Nation Omnibus (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781552783900
ISBN-10: 1552783901
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction

This Hour has Seven Decades
2004 - This Hour Has Seven Decades (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781552784402
ISBN-10: 1552784401
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

The Canadians Volume III Biographies of a Nation
2003 - The Canadians Volume III Biographies of a Nation (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781552783184
ISBN-10: 1552783189

The Canadians Volume II Biographies of a Nation
2002 - The Canadians Volume II Biographies of a Nation (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781552782408
ISBN-10: 1552782409

Popup Dinosaur
2002 - Popup Dinosaur (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780907781998
ISBN-10: 0907781993
Genre: Children's Books
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The Struggle for Democracy
2001 - The Struggle for Democracy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781552631683
ISBN-10: 1552631680
Genres: Law, Politics & Social Sciences

1999 - Ahmek (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780773731455
ISBN-10: 0773731458
Genre: Children's Books

Struggle for Democracy
1990 - Struggle for Democracy (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781852271695
ISBN-10: 1852271698
Genre: Nonfiction

1980 - Alter Ego (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780449242865
ISBN-10: 0449242862

Alter Ego
1979 - Alter Ego (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140051926
ISBN-10: 0140051929
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Fasanella's City The Paintings of Ralph Fasanella with the Story of His Life and Art
Zero to Air Time
Zero to Air Time (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780446782029
ISBN-10: 0446782025

Alter ego A novel
Alter Ego a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780919630055
ISBN-10: 0919630057

Canadians Biographies of Voli
Canadians Biographies of Voli (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781552781708
ISBN-10: 1552781704
Genre: History