Steve Murphy book launch
Charlottetown Library Learning Centre—Nov 8
Bookmark and the Charlottetown Library Learning Centre (CLLC) will present Steve Murphy and the launch of his new book, Murphy’s Logic: Insights from 45 Years in the News Business, on November 8. The event will begin at 6:30 pm in the Rotary Auditorium at CLLC.
Former anchor of CTV News at Six, Steve Murphy offers lessons learned and opinions garnered on the changing face of the news industry over his 45-year career in this candid memoir. After a lifetime of reporting news and showcasing the opinions of others, he is finally ready to express his own opinions about the things he’s done and the people he’s met along the way.
Murphy’s Logic delves without reservation into the author’s informal education in broadcasting, beginning as a 16-year-old kid who “just wanted to be on the radio.” Mixing memoir and commentary, Murphy writes about his adventures covering significant regional, national, and international events and offers unique insight into the more than 5000 interviews he has conducted, including with five prime ministers, thirty-five premiers, and numerous historic figures and celebrities.
Both candid and brutally honest, the memoir examines, for the first time, two high-profile occasions during which Murphy unintentionally—and uncomfortably—became part of the stories he was covering. He offers pointed views on how the proliferation of social media has dramatically affected the news industry, and challenges readers to think critically about the media they consume.
Murphy stepped down as anchor and executive editor of CTV News at Six in 2021 and is now a special correspondent and commentator.