Jim Nunn, a former host of CBC News Nova Scotia Six, Land and Sea, and Markets, passed away following a cancer struggle. On Sunday night, Nunn passed away in an Antigonish, New South Wales, hospital. At 72 years old, he. His family stated that a celebration of life is scheduled for sometime in the spring, though a date for the funeral has not yet been determined.
Jim was quite charismatic. Many people in Nova Scotia were familiar with Nunn as a superb reporter, but ultimately, Bruce Nunn, his brother, told CBC News, “he was a great guy. Jim entered the industry fairly early on, according to Bruce, who claims that his brother’s broadcasting career began on their father’s knee, “on the mike at CJFX station in Antigonish.”
Bruce reported seeing online condolence comments from people expressing how his brother had impacted their professional lives. He worked for the CBC for three decades. Nunn is renowned for reporting important events in Nova Scotia, including as the Westray mining tragedy, as well as municipal elections.
“It felt like days of live television. He received many compliments for the work he accomplished there despite how demanding and challenging it was. He truly embodied the labor movement, which has deep cultural and historical roots in Nova Scotia. very risky profession,” Bruce stated. Nunn’s executive producer from 1988 to 1993, Geoff D’Eon, referred to him as a “bad man” and a “fearless reporter.”
He has a fantastic journalistic mind, Eon said, and CBC and Nova Scotians are fortunate to have asked him to host the program. “He’s always asking extremely probing, sometimes provocative questions,” Eon added. Nunn’s interviewing approach, according to D’Eon, was at times disrespectful and rude to some viewers. D’Eon remembers getting letters about it.
Deon stated, “I’ve always felt that his interview approach is very honest, he doesn’t hold back, and he always wants to get to the heart of the matter…especially when interviewing politicians. Because Nunn intimidates them, some politicians do not want to be questioned by him. Alice Cooper, a rock star, allegedly threatened to take out his eyes and fling them across the studio during one of D’Eon’s most famous interviews. This video clip was included in a YouTube video that is accessible.
Jim Nunn will be your best buddy, according to D’Eon, if you’re interested in Nova Scotian politics or public policy and are seeking for allies in the media to help you understand what’s happening and hold individuals accountable.
Nunn famously spoke with actor John Dunsworth about the Trailer Park Boys’ conclusion in 2008. Nunn said, “This nasty TV show full of slobber, pot, and drunk people, it’s not a nice thing, you know, they live in trailer parks,” to Dunsworth during that interview. Poor folks made a terrible first impression. Isn’t it great to leave?