Sheldon Turcott

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Sheldon Turcott
Died(2000-02-18)February 18, 2000

Sheldon Turcott (1936 – February 18, 2000)[1] was a Canadian television journalist and news anchor, best known as a reporter and host on CBC Television for four decades. He was a frequent contributor to The National, working at times as a newsreader, foreign correspondent, and executive producer of the program.

From 1985 until his retirement in 1995 he was the regular newsreader on CBC's Midday program.[2] For a brief period prior to that, Turcott commuted to Regina each week to anchor CBKT's 6pm newscast, an effort to boost the station's nearly non-existent ratings.

He was also host of the quiz series TimeChase, and appeared in the feature film Murder at 1600.


  1. ^ Saunders, John (February 21, 2000). "OBIT: Veteran journalist was a CBC union leader". The Globe and Mail. p. R8.
  2. ^ Greg Quill, "Midday news show CBC's tool to grab noontime viewers". Toronto Star, January 6, 1985.

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