Gordon Sinclair

Radio Personality

Born: 3 June 1900
Died: 17 May 1984 (heart attack)
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Best known as:

Creator of the famous "Americans" broadcast

Gordon Sinclair was a colorful figure in 20th-century Canadian radio journalism. For over 40 years he produced a daily radio series called "Let's Be Personal;" he gained a reputation for "telling it like it is" and became a familiar figure to millions of listeners. Sinclair is especially remembered for a broadcast he made praising the United States on June 5, 1973. The text of that broadcast, known as "The Americans," has been widely circulated on the Internet, particularly after the air attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in September of 2001.

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