Adrienne Clarkson’s career with the CBC spans more than 25 years. It began in 1965, when she joined the hosts of Take Thirty, an afternoon television program that conducted celebrity interviews, focused on women’s issues, and tackled important social issues. She left the show in 1974 to host her own half-hour public affairs program, Adrienne at Large. This was followed by the Fifth Estate, an investigative journalism show which she hosted along with Warner Troyer from 1975 to 1983. Five years later she began Adrienne Clarkson Presents, a prime-time arts and entertainment show that ran from 1988 to 1998 and included hour-long documentaries on leading artists, filmmakers, writers, dancers and actors.
She has been nominated seven times for a Gemini Award for her work on Adrienne Clarkson Presents, and has several honours to her credit, including five ACTRA awards, a Gemeaux Award and a Gemini Award.