Robert Bowman (journalist)

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Robert Bowman was a broadcast journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). He was the son of Charles A. Bowman,[citation needed] editor of the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, and a member of the Aird Commission that recommended Canada have a public broadcasting system.

During World War II he covered the London Blitz, and in the radio programme London After Dark, broadcast 20 August 1940, he is heard interviewing chef Francois Latry at the Savoy Hotel in London.[1]

On the Dieppe Raid of 19 August 1942 - the bloodiest single day of the war for Canada - he was attached to the Canadian troops, and broadcast on Canadian radio the next day.[2][3][4] In a 1984 radio interview he explained some of the challenges of the time.[5]


  1. ^ Widner, James F., Radio Days. 12 April 2011
  2. ^ Adach, Kate (18 August 2012). "Dieppe: CBC's first foreign correspondent was there". CBC:Hamilton. CBC News. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "1942: Carnage on the beaches of Dieppe". CBC. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "First-hand reports from the invasion of Dieppe". CBC. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "How do you cover a war on radio?", March 25, 1984, CBC, Voice of the Pioneer,