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Joe Schlesinger, CM was born on May 11th, 1928 and died on February 11th, 2019 aged 90. He was a Canadian television journalist and author. He was mostly renown as a CBC foreign correspondent.

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Joe Schlesinger Born He was born on May 11th, 1928  in Vienna, Austria
Joe Schlesinger Died He died on February 11th, 2019 aged 90
Joe Schlesinger Education University of British Columbia
Joe Schlesinger Occupation Television journalist, author
Joe Schlesinger Notable credit(s)
CBC Television, CBC Newsworld
Joe Schlesinger Wife Judith Levene (To 2019, his death), Former Wife: Myra E. Kemmer
Joe Schlesinger Children Leah and Ann

Joe Schlesinger Biography

Schlesinger was born to a Jewish family in Vienna, Austria, in 1928 and raised in Czechoslovakia. He was the eldest of the two sons of Emmanuel and Lilli Schlesinger. Josef and his brother, Ernest, grew up in Bratislava, where their parents owned a store selling cleaning products. He remembered Bratislava as a cosmopolitan place where his parents, devout Jews, could prosper. At home, he spoke Slovak and German and he picked up Czech and some Hungarian as he grew up.

When that country was occupied by Germany in 1938, he was sent to England by his parents as part of the kinder transport, organized by Sir Nicholas Winton, that rescued 669 Jewish children. His parents were later killed in the Holocaust. Schlesinger appears in and narrates the 2011 documentary Nicky’s Family about Winton and the kinder transport.

Schlesinger pursued a journalism career after the war, where he began working at the Prague bureau of the Associated Press in 1948. He left Czechoslovakia after its Communist government began arresting journalists. He arrived in Canada in 1950. After studying at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, he reported for the Vancouver Province and the Toronto Star and edited for UPI in London and the International Herald Tribune in Paris. We update all data about Joe Schlesinger wiki, Joe Schlesinger Biography, how old is and who is Joe Schlesinger from a reliable source and other updates maybe publish as soon as available.

Joe Schlesinger Career with CBC

Schlesinger joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1966 as executive producer of The National but soon returned to reporting and served as the CBC’s foreign correspondent variously in Hong Kong, Paris, Washington and Berlin, reporting on the Vietnam War, and guerrilla wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador, the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately the fall of the Iron Curtain including the Velvet Revolution in his homeland of Czechoslovakia.

Schlesinger was promoted to Managing Editor of CBC News in the early 1990s, producing commentaries and documentaries for the short-lived CBC Prime Time News. He retired from full-time employment in 1994 but continues to produce essays and special reports for CBC News. In the last half of the 1990s, he became the host of a few foreign news magazine programs on CBC Newsworld, including Foreign Assignment (shared with Ian Hanomansing), and Schlesinger.

In 1990, he wrote his autobiography, Time Zones: a Journalist in the World, which became a bestseller.

Joe Schlesinger Honours

He was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1994. He was nominated for 18 Gemini Awards and won three Geminis, for “Best Reportage” (1987 and 1992) and “Best News Magazine Segment” (2004). He was also awarded the John Drainie Award (1997) and “Best Performance by a Broadcast Journalist (Gordon Sinclair Award)” (1987).

Joe Schlesinger Honorary Doctorate 

On June 7th, 2010, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Queen’s University in Kingston and delivered the convocation speech to a part of the graduating class of 2010 from Queens’ Faculty of Arts and Sciences. On June 8th, 2011, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Alberta in Edmonton for his long and distinguished career and also delivered a speech to part of the U of A’s 2011 graduating class of the Faculty of Arts. He also holds Honorary Doctorates from the University of British Columbia, the Royal Military College of Canada, Dalhousie University and Carleton University.

Joe Schlesinger Death and Cause

Joe Schlesinger died on February 11th, 2019 aged 90 after a lengthy illness. Schlesinger leaves his partner, Judith Levene; brother, Ernest; and Leah and Ann, his two daughters by his late wife, Myra E. Kemmer.