Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Bill Reid, Reluctant Icon

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Click here to listen to Vicki Gaberau interview Haida Sculputer and CBC personality, Bill Reid.

At age 65, Reid confesses he's always felt like a "loser." His admission in this CBC Radio interview comes as a surprise given his celebrated career. Reid has largely been credited with inspiring a Haida art renaissance with his soaring totem poles and remarkably detailed sculptures. His career in the arts followed a successful stint in broadcasting where he was recognized as a honey-voiced news announcer for CBC Radio. Despite his successes, Reid says he is unimpressed by fame and is reluctant to embrace his icon status.

Bill Reid: reluctant icon
Medium: Radio
Program: Variety Tonight
Broadcast Date: Aug. 12, 1985
Guest(s): Bill Reid
Host: Vicki Gabereau
Duration: 9:40

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