Canada's Pioneer TV/Radio Weatherman Percy Saltzman Dies
January 17, 2007 at 5:49 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of pioneer Canadian TV weatherman PERCY SALTZMAN, who died MONDAY (1/15) in TORONTO at 91.
SALTZMAN, the CBC's first TV meteorologist, began in the media by arranging weather forecasts for CBC RADIO in 1947 as an employee of the federal weather service. He then moved to the then-new CBC TV network and was the first person to appear on-camera on the network's debut day, SEPTEMBER 8, 1952. He became popular for his chalkboard weather forecasts and flip of the chalk at the end of each report. He stayed with CBC TV for 20 years, later working at GLOBAL, CITY-TV/TORONTO, and CTV.