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Parkinson's disease not stopping Nash from living life

'There are a lot worse things that could be happening to you. With Parkinson's, you just have to cope with it and get on with it,' says Knowlton Nash.

VANCOUVER, B.C.—Knowlton Nash, the prolific writer, turned foreign correspondent, turned eloquent anchorman, became the face of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1978, when he took over as lead anchor of CBC flagship news program, The National. For a decade, Mr. Nash guided a nightly audience of almost two million through the major issues of the day, including the repatriation of the Constitution, the Cold War, and the North American Free Trade debate.

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Parkinson's disease not stopping Nash from living life

'There are a lot worse things that could be happening to you. With Parkinson's, you just have to cope with it and get on with it,' says Knowlton Nash.

VANCOUVER, B.C.—Knowlton Nash, the prolific writer, turned foreign correspondent, turned eloquent anchorman, became the face of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1978, when he took over as lead anchor of CBC flagship news program, The National. For a decade, Mr. Nash guided a nightly audience of almost two million through the major issues of the day, including the repatriation of the Constitution, the Cold War, and the North American Free Trade debate.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, December 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE