Does History Matter? A Roundtable on TVO’s The Agenda


stevepaikin-300x268Last night, I appeared on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin. The episode focused on the question, “Does History Matter?” The premise of the program was that Canadians seem to be dissociated from history and that historical context is not adequately incorporated in public discourse and news media. We were asked to explain this problem and discuss why basic historical knowledge is important. The panel also included Chris Dummitt, Diane Pacom, Matt Gurney, and Richard Gywn.

This was my first time on the show and it was a fascinating experience. After hosting my own podcast for a few years, I greatly admired Steve Paikin’s hosting skills. It turned out to be an interesting and engaging conversation, but I’ll let you be the judge:

 

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