Having described more than 200 episodes of CTV‘s W-5 over the years, we have grown very familiar with the voice of CTV news anchor Lloyd Robertson. Along with millions of Canadians across the country, we will be feeling a little pang of sadness on Thursday September 1st when Lloyd gives his final newscast.
“That’s The Kind of Life It’s Been” is a one hour CTV Special directed by Lloyd’s daughter Lisa Robertson that takes an intimate retrospective look at his illustrious career – From his childhood, his first experiences as a radio announcer, his days at CBC and through his many years at CTV as their lead news anchor.
Lloyd was on air when Kennedy was assassinated, when Neil Armstrong made one giant leap for mankind and when Charles and Diana married. He informed us when the Berlin Wall finally fell, when troops invaded Kuwait and when the world watched in horror as the events of September 11th unfolded before our eyes.
With a career spanning more than 50 years, Lloyd Robertson has become one of Canada’s most recognizable figures. Though his nightly newscasts will be coming to an end, he will remain with CTV Bell Media as co-host of W-5.
“That’s The Kind of Life It’s Been” is a fitting tribute to his accomplishments and airs on Thursday, September 1st at 10pm local time across Canada immediately preceding Lloyd’s final newscast.
All of us at Descriptive Video Works would like to thank Lloyd for keeping us informed for so many years. You’ll be a very tough act to follow Lloyd!