Murphy, Mansbridge, Rainnie

We just came back from the “meet and greet” at the Confederation Centre with Peter Mansbridge, Rex Murphy and Bruce Rainnie.

Some media personalities shrink when you see them in “real life.” For these three, it was the opposite: they seemed more engaging, more interesting, more genuine in front of a crowd of 100 than they do on television. There was a good hours worth of question and answer, and some snappy door prizes. Bruce even [almost] called it Compass, for which I will have to send him a royalty cheque.

They’re shooting The National tonight from the back of a truck in the Province House parking lot. Although there’s no formal “audience seating,” it looks like it wouldn’t be a problem to drop down and watch things play out.