Once referred to as "the Swiss army knife of broadcasting"; by TV Guide, media gadfly Terry David Mulligan, with help from Province scribe Glen Schaefer, has recalled his involvements in more than 40 years of Canadian pop culture programming for his memoir Mulligan's Stew (Heritage 2011).

An RCMP officer who became a DJ, VJ, interviewer, actor and wine aficionado, TDM--as he likes to be known--was an observer of, more than a participant in, the Summer of Love. He interviewed Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Frank Zappa before hosting the CBC music-video program called Good Rockin' Tonite. He later became a VJ and producer for the long-running MuchWest series for the MuchMusic network. This led to acting stints in Hollywood movies made in Vancouver, alongside stars such as Jodie Foster and David Duchovny. He has since collaborated with Bryan Adams, Diana Krall, Sarah McLachlan, Michael Bublé, Jason Priestly and many others.

TDM is currently host of CKUA's Mulligan Stew and The Tasting Room and a co-host of Hollywood & Vines. TDM and his wife Meg recently moved from Penticton back to Vancouver.

His co-author Glen Schaefer has worked as a reporter and an editor since 1979. He has been an entertainment writer at The Province newspaper since 1997. He lives in North Vancouver.


Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Mulligan's Stew: My Life ... So Far


Mulligan's Stew: My Life...So Far (Heritage $19.95)by Terry David Mulligan, with Glen Schaefer 978-1-926936-89-5

[BCBW 2011]