Marjorie on thu 24 jan 02
Many Canadian potters heard the sad news that Peter Gzowski died today.
Peter was the host of two long running morning radio programs. He =
introduced Canadians to each other. We learned about this huge country =
and its people. As a Westerner, I realized that the boogy man did not =
come from Toronto. He made us laugh and cry and yell at the radio as we =
worked in our studios. All of us who held on to our radios helped Paul =
Henderson score his goal.
In the last years of his program, Morningside, he attempted to learn to =
throw a pot. John Calke was in his Calgary studio and Peter was in =
C.B.C 's Toronto studio. There is a CM article about their lessson.
I heard him interview Robin Hopper and discuss growing peppers with =
Robert Tetu. He was aware that many potters and artists listened to him =
as they worked and I remember his comment that in light of that, maybe =
he should say "today's colour is green".
I met Steven and Susan Kemenyffy at an international conference in Banff =
and Peter's name came up. They were listeners. One other person in the =
group (won second prize) whose name I have forgotten ,joined in the =
conversation about Peter and what was recently on the program. A number =
of years later, at the Ann Arbour Fair, Steven Kemenyffy said they were =
still listening even though alot of the discussions were about the =
Canadian constitutional changes and were becoming a bit boring to him. =
But he was hooked and had to listen.=20
I wrote this knowing that there are probably many potters in the U.S.A =
who also listened to this program as they worked in their studios and =
would like to be informed about his death.=20
If you can still receive C.B.C in your studios, there will be a 4 hour =
program in the morning of the 25th. of remembering, beginning at 8 am =
EST. I feel sad tonight. MarjB =20
Helen Bates on fri 25 jan 02
It's not often that I post a "me too", but I have to say that I
listened for many years to Peter Gzowski's programs. "This Country in
the Morning" all through the 70's whenever I was at home, and some
years later, "Morningside", when I wasn't at work being a physio.
He came across as always warm, always interested (as well as
interesting) and always ready to try anything.
Yes, I think a lot of people will be listening to him on the CBC
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