Canadian News Icon Lloyd Robertson Signs Off Sept. 1 on CTV

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TORONTO, Aug. 4, 2011 /Canada NewsWire/ - After 60 years in broadcasting - and 35 years at CTV - Canada's most-trusted news anchor Lloyd Robertson signs off for the last time at the end of his final broadcast on Thursday, September 1 at 11 p.m. on CTV, it was confirmed today. Robertson vacates his role as Chief Anchor and Senior Editor of the country's most-watched newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON, while continuing on at CTV in a variety of roles, including as Host and Chief Correspondent of the documentary series W5.

In the hour leading up to Robertson's final newscast, CTV airs LLOYD ROBERTSON - AND THAT'S THE KIND OF LIFE IT'S BEEN, a new, original one-hour documentary directed by Robertson's daughter Lisa. The documentary premieres Thursday, September 1 at 10 p.m. local time, scheduled across Canada to immediately precede Robertson's final newscast in all markets on CTV.

In the weeks leading up to his final newscast, viewers across Canada have an opportunity to pay tribute to Robertson on the dedicated, interactive website,, which goes live today. There, viewers can send in written comments, upload video and photos, and send personal messages to Robertson, while accessing highlights of his storied career.