MUST READ BOOK: Stursberg’s tell all from the CBC

- April 9th, 2012

I’m really enjoying Richard Stursberg’s book on the state broadcaster. Stursberg is the former head of CBC’s English servies – both TV and radio – from 2004 to 2010.

His new book is called Tower of Babble: Sins, Secrets and Successes Inside the CBC.

I received my copy late Thursday and spent a good part of the weekend flipping through various parts. You can pre-order on Amazon.ca right now, although the official release date is April 21st.

While Stursberg and I differ on what role CBC should play in the Canadian media landscape and what level of funding it should receive from the government, he and I do see eye to eye on somethings – like CBC’s left-wing bias.

“The CBC’s legendary inability to meet the most elementary tests of good management, and its soft left, anti-business, Toronto-centric, politically correct cultural assumptions created significant problems for the Corporation”

That’s Stursberg on page 14 of his book. You should see what he says about the CBC Board of Directors and all the important people that make the decision about what happens at the state broadcaster. Whether you love the CBC or hate it, I think you’ll like this book.

I’ll be talking more about this book and what it has to say over the next two weeks.

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2 comments

  1. Rafferty says:

    I thought the Honourable James Moore made it clear: there’s a difference between state broadcasters and public broadcasters.

  2. pete black says:

    Many thanks

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