Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Meeting Dan Matheson: Going on national TV

I was interviewed by Dan Matheson of CTV News Channel on June 18, one of the days of the flooding here in Claresholm. Me and Dan Matheson go way back. I started watching him when he did sports on "Canada AM" back in the 1980s.

He actually did a lot of sports for CTV, who were really trying to get in the game as a major sports broadcaster. He hosted the 1984-1985 and 1985-1986 National Hockey League broadcasts. They were mostly Friday night games, with some on Sunday afternoons, and the Stanley Cup playoffs. Matheson was the host, while Dan Kelly did the play-by-play and for awhile Brad Park did the colour commentary. However, he left mid-season to become coach of the Detroit Red Wings.

Matheson was also host of the 1987 Canada Cup, which to my mind was the best hockey tournament ever.

So, really, it was kind of surreal to be interviewed by someone who I have watched on TV since I was a kid. Here's the clip:

http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=384114&binId=1.810401&playlistPageNum=184114&binId=1.810401&playlistPageNum=1


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