Peter Herrndorf, an influential Canadian journalist and information programmer who later on headed the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, has died at age 82.
Matthew Herrndorf claimed his father died early Saturday early morning surrounded by household at a clinic in Toronto. The trigger was cancer.
“He experienced a major and consequential and essential existence, and [it’s] really hard to set into text what he meant to us and what he intended to Canada,” Matthew Herrndorf instructed The Canadian Push on Saturday.
Herrndorf joined the CBC in Winnipeg in 1965, finally turning out to be a vice-president, where he helped acquire extended-standing series which includes The Fifth Estate and The Journal.
He later on took on roles as publisher of Toronto Lifetime magazine, as properly as chairman and CEO of TVO.
Then, in 1999, he began a practically-19-12 months tenure as the president and CEO of the Nationwide Arts Centre (NAC), where he also served set up the Nationwide Arts Centre Basis and its Indigenous Theatre Department.
What tied that assorted and storied profession together was Herrndorf’s passion for storytelling, reported Christopher Deacon, who succeeded Herrndorf as the head of the NAC in 2018.
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