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Front Lines is a weekly podcast produced by Legion Magazine, Canada’s leading military history publication. Join writer Stephen J. Thorne each week for fascinating stories and compelling commentary on Canada’s rich military past and present.
When I was young, the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo launches out of Cape Canaveral were family television events without parallel.
There was a sense of awe surrounding those NASA missions, culminating years later in the triumphant moon landings. We followed every one, minute-by-transfixed-minute, on a big old black-and-white TV with four legs, rabbit ears and an outsized wood-veneer cabinet.
Stephen J. Thorne is an award-winning writer, photographer, editor and broadcaster. He has reported extensively from war fronts in Kosovo and Afghanistan. His stories and photographs have been published worldwide and his work has anchored two major exhibitions at the Canadian War Museum. His honours over 40 years in journalism include three National Newspaper Awards, four RTNDA broadcast awards, two Canadian Press Stories of the Year, a Silver Medal in the 2019 National Magazine Awards and the first-ever Ross Munro Media Award for excellence in defence reporting.
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