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Canada AM: Thursday, December 31, 2015 Richard sits in as co-host.

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 2.09.05 PMGot a great New Years gift from the folks at “Canada AM” today.

For as long as I can remember Canada AM has been the soundtrack to my morning. When I was a kid my parents relied on Carole Taylor, Percy Saltzman, Helen Hutchinson and Norm Perry to start their mornings. I grew up watching and listening to those people. In our 1970s two channel universe they linked us in Nova Scotia to the rest of Canada and the world.

Every Friday for the last eleven years I have chatted with either Beverly Thomson, Marci Ien, Jeff Hutcheson or Seamus O’Regan (before he left to become King of Newfoundland) about movies. They always make me feel at home, welcoming me into the Canada AM family.

Today, instead of sitting at my usual seat at the coffee bar, I was invited to sit at the desk. The iconic desk. It’s like being asked to bang Judge Judy’s gavel or dribble Meadowlark Lemon’s basketball. For the last half hour of the show (from 8:30 to 9) I was thrilled to sit alongside Marci and Anwar Knight on the final show of 2015. I talked, listened, laughed and even ate some champagne jello. It was a great way to spend the morning and I’m happy and honoured they entrusted me with use of the middle chair today. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Watch the whole thing HERE! (My bit begins at the 8:30 mark.)

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