Fireside Al

Version: Abridged
Author: Alan Maitland
Narrator: Alan Maitland
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Literature, Essays & Anthologies
Publisher: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC Audio)
Published In: December 2003
Length: 1 hour
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Overview

Reading from a collection of short stories, Alan Maitland introduces listeners to a fascinating cast of characters by such well know authors as: Alfred Noyes; Robert W. Service O' Henry; Stephen Leacock Oscar Wilde Alan Maitland, popularly known as Fireside Al and Front Porch Al, has delighted listeners across the country with his storytelling on the CBC radio program "As It Happens. His inimitable voice, charm, and skills as a storyteller have brought warmth and delight to generations of CBC radio listeners.

Author Details

Author Details

Maitland, Alan

Alan Maitland was a veteran CBC announcer and award-winning broadcaster. Popularly known as Fireside Al and Front Porch Al, he delighted listeners across the country with his inimitable storytelling. He was co-host of As It Happens, from 1974 until 1993, sharing the studio with Barbara Frum, Elizabeth Gray, Dennis Trudeau, and Michael Enright. In 1980, he and then co-host Barbara Frum shared an ACTRA Award for Best Public Affairs Broadcasters.