Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Bill Reid, Reluctant Icon
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
Program: Variety Tonight
Broadcast Date: Aug. 12, 1985
Guest(s): Bill Reid
Host: Vicki Gabereau
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