I'm an occasional participant in the weekly At Issue panel on CBC's The National. It's a real privilege. I've worked as a host on CBC Newsworld with Chantal Hebert and as a colleague at Southam News and National Post with Andrew Coyne, who now makes his home as national editor at Macleans.
This week, as our live discussion on political accountability was starting, construction drilling began at CBC Vancouver. It's not quite like having firecrackers let off in the studio, but it was loud enough that Peter Mansbridge was scarcely audible.
Friends tell me I wasn't rattled by it, but I seem to recall jettisoning my best lines to simply answer coherently. Apologies for the seeming brevity.
Watch for yourself.