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Peter Mansbridge Shares His Untold Stories Live Coast To Coast

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Canadian Blog House received passes to see Peter Mansbridge: Live Coast to Coast in exchange for this interview. All opinions are our own.

Peter Mansbridge is full of stories.

This October, the former anchor of CBC’s, The National, is embarking on a cross-Canada tour, aptly named Peter Mansbridge: Live Coast to Coast – The Stories Behind The Stories.

This uniquely Canadian experience will feature Peter sharing some of the fascinating, untold stories of his career. Peter will take Canadians on a journey spanning several decades, making audiences think, laugh, and look at the news in a whole new way.

I was recently asked if I would be interested in interviewing Peter for his upcoming tour.

When you get asked if you would like to interview one of the world’s best interviewers – the man who sat at the helm of CBC’s top news desk for 30 years – the only answer there is to that question is YES!

You say yes…and then spend the next week trying to get a grip on your nerves, telling yourself not to get all wound up about the fact that you just said yes to interviewing a journalistic legend.


Most of us know Peter as a journalist and news anchor, whose voice, and calm on-air demeanor, guided Canadians through many tragedies, and uncertain times, over the last 30 years.

Peter Mansbridge never got ruffled by anything…or so it seemed.

As you’ll hear in my interview with Peter, he disagrees. Peter says he did in fact get ruffled at times – inside. He just didn’t show it.

You’ll find out about this, and so much more, in my interview with Peter, including:

  • how he got his start in broadcasting (this may surprise you!)
  • who he interviewed for his first interview
  • the world leader who was his toughest interview
  • who he thinks is the quintessential Canadian
  • why he never left Canada to pursue a career in the US
  • his advice for the folks taking over the anchor desk at The National

Peter also answered questions from my readers, and shared a “fun fact” about himself.

The best part?

At the end of our chat, Peter graciously agreed to indulge me by fulfilling my biggest request.

What was my request? Scroll down to listen to my interview to find out!

Peter Mansbridge: Live Coast to Coast – The Stories Behind The Stories

Don’t miss Peter Mansbridge’s cross-Canada tour, Peter Mansbridge: Live Coast to Coast – The Stories Behind The Stories, coming to a city near you! Tickets are on sale now!

Peter Mansbridge Live Coast To Coast

And for all of you who are missing Peter at the anchor desk these days, I’ve got some exciting news!

***EDIT***Please note that, due to unforeseen circumstances, Peter’s Coast-to-Coast tour has been POSTPONED until the new year!!

Once new tour dates are set, Canadian Blog House will draw a winner for this giveaway from all entries received between September 22, 2017 and 1:00AM October 6, 2017 (expiry date).Β 

Live Nation, the concert tour promoter, is offering one lucky Canadian Blog House winner the opportunity to win two tickets to see Peter on tour.

***Please note. This prize is for a pair of tickets (valueΒ $120.00 – 2 tickets @ $59.50 each) only. Transportation to the show, and all other expenses incurred to attend the show, are the responsibility of the winner.

Here’s how you can enter for your chance to WIN:


A huge thank you to Peter Mansbridge for taking time out of his busy schedule to call me not once…but twice, so I could finish my interview with him.

Peter Mansbridge is a class act!Β 

Enjoy our chat!





  1. October 5, 2017

    Tara L

    I feel like he would have wonderful stories and experiences to share with the audience.

  2. October 5, 2017


    It would be great to hear his stories in person

  3. October 4, 2017


    It reminds me so much of watching with my Grandmother. Ottawa’s NAC is an awesome place and I would love to win.

  4. October 4, 2017

    Nicole J

    I’ve always enjoyed Peter as a broadcaster. He’s so knowledgeable and a great interviewer. I’d love to hear him speak live.

  5. October 4, 2017

    joanne darrell

    I would like to see Peter on tour because he would have great stories to tell about Canadians he has met.

  6. October 4, 2017

    Marika Toth

    This man had seen and heard so much. I would love to hear some of is stories. Thanks for the opportunity.

  7. October 4, 2017

    Surinder gurm

    I am a news junkie raised by a father who taught us read newspapers while quite young

  8. October 4, 2017

    nicolas bello

    He has been the voice of sober calm for millions of Canadians even when delivering the harshest bits of news and commentary. Seeing him live would be amazing.

  9. October 4, 2017

    Marlene V

    I would love to take my husband – he really like Peter! I would be the best wife ever if I won this!

  10. October 4, 2017

    Kirsten G

    I grew up watching him on the National. I would love to go! He’s had such an amazing career. It would be great to hear his stories behind the news reports.

  11. October 3, 2017

    Nicole Jubleew

    He is such an amazing speaker and storyteller! It would be awesome to hear him speak in person.

  12. October 3, 2017

    Mary K

    I would like to see the show to see a different, and more personal side of Peter Mansbridge.

  13. October 3, 2017


    So informative and a great story teller – would be interesting to sit in and listen.

  14. October 3, 2017


    I would love to see Peter Mansbridge live. He was always the calm voice of our nation. It would be great to hear more about his perspective on big stories and who he loved to interview.

  15. October 3, 2017

    Mike Flaman

    I would like to meet Peter Mansbridge because of his experience and intensity of how he reports the news. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. October 3, 2017


    I would love to see Peter live on tour because I have been a huge fan of his reporting for many years now.

  17. October 3, 2017

    Calvin F.

    Would certainly be a unique experience.

  18. October 3, 2017


    Great Contest. I like Peter Mansbridge and the CBC.

  19. October 3, 2017


    Long time fan.

  20. October 3, 2017


    I love his story telling! he is very charismatic and I love watching and listening to him!

  21. October 3, 2017

    janine a

    i would love to go and see him because he has been such a large part of Canadians lives, my dad would LOVE to go.

  22. October 3, 2017

    Alex Stewart

    It would be interesting to hear his stories.

  23. October 3, 2017

    Chris MacDonald

    I am a huge fan of Peter Mansbridge….I have been watching him for years and would love to see him live!

  24. October 2, 2017

    James Cox

    I have always followed the news and would love to see Peter live.

  25. October 2, 2017

    Kim K

    I’ve been watching Peter Mansbridge for years, it would be great to see him on tour!

  26. September 25, 2017


    I would love to hear the behind the news stories he must have.

  27. September 25, 2017


    Hearing Peter’s reassuring voice again makes it hard to believe that he isn’t part of our evening anymore! Great job Sandy! An interview of a life time! Glad I found you on here.

    It was a pleasure having you on the tour yesterday!

    • September 25, 2017


      Hi Cathy!! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m glad you found me also πŸ™‚ .
      Sure is odd not to have Peter as part of our evenings any more. You are right about that. Thank you for your very kind comments!
      Your tour was fabulous. Thank you again for including us. It is a terrific thing you are doing in Almonte! I have no doubt it will be a great success for you!

  28. September 24, 2017


    I’d love to see him. He has an amazing story to tell — especially about how his “voice” was discovered.

  29. September 23, 2017

    Peady @ Tempered With Kindness

    Oh my goodness! This is fabulous!

    My NS BFF is going with her parents and I so want to go with my husband! A perfect date night for me and my little smarty party. πŸ˜‰

    I am so curious to hear the stories behind the stories. I love Mansbridge: One on One, and like how he delves deeper into his guests lives and work, but I have been watching him on The National since I was a kid and would love to listen to his take on the things we never really get to see on the news.

    • September 24, 2017


      Thank you so much, Laureen!! Wonderful to hear how much of a fan you are of Peter’s. Like you, I’ve been listening to him for so long. Can’t believe he was on The National for 30 years! That would be such a fun night out for you and your BFF (and family)! Thanks so much for stopping by to listen πŸ™‚

  30. September 23, 2017

    Michelle Kennedy

    You did a fantastic job interviewing Peter!

    • September 24, 2017


      Thank you so much, Michelle!!

  31. September 22, 2017

    Carol M

    I’d love to win because I pretty much watched him every night for 30 years. I miss him!

    Btw, fantastic interview.

    • September 22, 2017


      Me too, Carol! Thanks! πŸ™‚

  32. September 22, 2017

    Florence Cochrane

    I would love tickets to hear Peter Mansbridge’s stories.

  33. September 22, 2017


    Great interview, loved it!

    • September 22, 2017


      Thank you so much Lyse! I’m glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  34. September 22, 2017


    Great interview! I admire you Sandy. This must have been difficult for you although it didn’t appear this way when you spoke.☺ Not many people could say they interviewed Peter Mansbridge in their lifetime. Fantastic!

    • September 22, 2017


      Awww πŸ™‚ Thank you Christina. It was nerve-wracking but Peter really made me feel at ease once we got talking. I guess you are right…and I definitely never thought I would be able to say I did πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

  35. September 22, 2017


    I would love to see Peter Mansbridge live! He*s a treasury of stories and anecdotes from the times I grew up in. It would be so enjoyable listening to his experiences. P.S. Interview – Well done!

    • September 22, 2017


      Well said, Deb! And thanks very much…glad you enjoyed the interview πŸ™‚

  36. September 22, 2017


    great interview Sandy! Enjoyed it immensely; you have a great voice – you should be on the radio πŸ˜€

    • September 22, 2017


      Thank you so much, Joy! Ack! I really dislike my own voice. Funny how we hear ourselves so differently than others appear to πŸ™‚ Thanks for your very kind words. So glad you enjoyed the interview!

  37. September 22, 2017

    Elizabeth Vlug

    Wow Sandy, well done. Great interview. I could listen to Peter all day long. And I love how he was discovered. Talk about fate. Sadly I am unable to attend the show. Good luck everyone.

    • September 22, 2017


      Thanks so much, Elizabeth! After all these years, I had never heard the story of how he had gotten into the business – until my BIL told me. Fascinating! I’m so sorry you won’t get the chance to attend. Thanks for stopping by to listen though!

  38. September 22, 2017


    I think he would be a very interesting speaker! I am sure he has a lot of great stories to share!

    • September 22, 2017


      That’s exactly what I think, Joy! It will be a great show.

  39. September 22, 2017

    Brenda A

    Forgot to say why I want to go for the contest. Like any person who impacts the world as Peter does, it would be an honour to hear him speak. The things he has seen and done are so vast and sharing in his experiences would be tremendous. Thanks!

    • September 22, 2017


      Well said, Brenda! I love your reasons!

  40. September 22, 2017

    Brenda A

    Oh Sandy! I have been waiting for this post! How crazy and surreal to get to pick up the phone and say Hi Peter! You did just so great. You should be so proud! I can hear a titchy touch of nerves in your voice at the start, but you rocked it 100%

    • September 22, 2017


      Thank you so much, Brenda! Ha! You are so right! I can hear the nerves there at the beginning also. Luckily, Peter made me feel so relaxed, it didn’t take long for my nerves to calm down πŸ™‚ Thank you for all your support! xo

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