Berton joined the Toronto Star as associate editor and columnist in 1958 leaving in 1962 to commence The Pierre Berton Show which ran until 1973. He then released an album in conjunction with Folkways Records entitled The Story of the Klondike: Stampede for Gold - The Golden Trail. Retirement
In 2004 Berton publiPierre Bertond his 50th book Prisoners of the North after which he announced in an interview with CanWest News Service that he was retiring from writing.
Pierre Francis de Marigny Berton CC OOnt (July 12 1920 – November 30 2004) was a noted Canadian author of non-fiction especially Canadiana and Canadian history and was a well-known television personality and journalist. He was also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada's writing community.