Tom Clark is one of Canada’s most recognized and respected journalists.
For more than 40 years, he has witnessed and written history in Canada and around the world. At home he has interviewed every prime minister since Lester B. Pearson and covered every federal election campaign since 1974.
Abroad, he was the bureau chief in Beijing during the early 1980′s, and spent five years as the bureau chief in Washington DC. In that posting, he interviewed President George Bush, the first time any American president had been interviewed by a Canadian television network.
Besides his permanent postings, Tom has spent much of his career travelling the world, reporting from 33 countries. Tom has reported from six active war zones, most recently from Afghanistan. He was also one of only a handful of journalists who made it into Belgrade to witness the bombing of Yugoslavia. He was in Berlin the night the wall came down, in Moscow’s Red Square when the hammer and sickle was lowered for the last time, and in Tiananmen Square the night the Chinese army attacked.
Journalism is in Tom’s blood – his great-grandfather, Joseph T. Clark, was editor of Saturday Night and editor-in-chief of the Toronto Star. His grandfather was a reporter with the Star, and his father helped spearhead Canada Newswire. Tom was born in Toronto, is fluently bilingual and spends what little free time he has flying his floatplane in Canada’s north.
On an old storefront off Independence Square a poster calls on passersby to come in and join the army. But this is not your usual army: It’s a band of revolutionaries calling themselves the Self Defence Force. Continue reading →
It’s hard to imagine a better time in the United States than the summer of 1927. And there was almost no leadership whatsoever. Continue reading →
“Two political careers fell off the rails, not because of proven wrongdoing, or political chicanery, but because perception trumped all else.”Tom Clark The politics of perception →
Watch as we go up, up in the air with some of our guests this season. And do you ever wonder about the inner workings of Parliament? Sed your questions our way. Continue reading →