She’s acclaimed many interviews for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. This expert journalist is not any more now, while she passed away in the year 1992 on 26th March. Barbara belongs into a Jewish family who are the residents of Niagara Falls, NY. Barbara is the eldest of the 3 children and her dad emigrated to Canada during his small age. Her mother was a native Nyc citizen and farther travelled to Canada in the year 1935 after she got wedded. Though her husband was a dentist, he afterwards became a journalist and speech writer for George W. Bush. They were blessed with two children and additionally they adopted an aboriginal youngster as their third child. Barbaras daughter Linda is a part of Canada Israel Committee and also she’s a Canadian senator. Barbaras son David can also be a political journalist and additionally he could be a speech writer for George Bush. After after some years, he became part of AIPAC after moving to the US. After after finishing her graduation, Barbara Frum voluntarily worked in the community and began to write as a freelancer for Toronto Star. She specialized in writing narratives targeting the societal problems. Later in the year 1971, Frum joined CBC Radio and she functioned as an iconic anchor there. She was the first anchor to present AS IT OCCURS which is a newsmagazine program where she is going to conduct interviews on live with the newsmakers and other signs also. Barbara was so sensible and had her different style and presentation abilities, which collectively brought the international observers closer. Also that show became an unbelievable success while it turned as the most watched program in CBC Radio. During the year 1974 and 75, Frum anchored a talk show that has been the self-titled talk show. Initially the show was locally aired within Toronto till the year 1975 past transferring it globally to the CBC network. The show eased both personas and interviews discussing about different topics. Barbara endured from chronic leukemia and she perished in the year 1992 on 26th March. The disorder was diagnosed in the year 1974 itself and just her close family folks understood about her sickness.
She was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on December 17, 1979 for her services to communications in Canada.
So popular that her memorial service, 10 days after her death, was nationally broadcast on the CBC Newsworld cable channel. Was co-anchor of very popular CBC Radio current affairs programme, "As It Happens", from 1972 until she moved over to CBC Television's "The Journal". Said she made the move because she felt she would be a coward if she didn't, "And I didn't want to be a coward."
Barbara Frum, a crusader for Canadian Journalism and liberal causes during her lifetime, was also the mother of the right-wing, Ayn Rand follower David Frum. Several years after her death, David Frum - who became an American citizen (as was his mother, by birth) - worked as a speech writer for U.S President George W. Bush in 2001. He is credited with coining the phrase "Axis of Evil".
Barbara's nickname at CBC was "Fancy Lady."
Kept her illness secret from the public for 18 years. Did not tell her children she was ill for many years (while they were still young), because she did not want them to think "I can't be mad at Mummmy because she's sick.".