We Would Like to See National Audition Tapes for These Longshot Candidates
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We Would Like to See National Audition Tapes for These Longshot Candidates

PJ Phil is probably available, which is very exciting.

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After 30 years, The National‘s Peter Mansbridge will vacate the anchor’s chair podium in 2017.

With a paying journalism job available, naturally that means a lot of people will seek the position. Some publications have already earnestly laid out the potential “professional” candidates, but we’re interested in what the people want.

Here are some of the more interesting suggestions from Twitter, which is the same way a lot of broadcast news is compiled anyway.

Torontoist contributor and YTV historian Will Sloan had his own suggestion. After all, why not hire the Mansbridge of YTV?

He did run for political office for the Conservatives, so he has some experience there.

OK, let’s not be ridiculous.

This hits too close to home for a lot of CBC contract employees.

Well, he is available.

Torontoist alumnus and Kids in the Hall historian John Semley obviously grew up watching the 6:00 p.m. rerun of The Simpsons on CFMT, and Lucy Zilio’s experience there has to mean something.

Or, you know, Ian Hanomansing or Rosemary Barton. Those options work too.

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