Jordan Peterson Releases Doc On Newfoundland Alongside Beloved Canadian Broadcaster
Jordan Peterson/Rex Murphy

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson released a documentary on DailyWire+ on Sunday featuring beloved Canadian journalist Rex Murphy highlighting the history and culture of Newfoundland and the people who call it home.

The DailyWire+ documentary, called “Requiem for Rex Murphy: A Tribute to Newfoundland,” features Peterson and Murphy diving deep into the culture of Newfoundland as they travel around the Canadian province for a week. The documentary was released on Sunday as a tribute to Murphy, who died earlier this month after a battle with cancer.

“Newfoundland is a persona,” Murphy, who was born in Newfoundland, says in the documentary. “It is a presence. There is no place that has so magnetic a hold on the people who have grown up here. The fealty that Newfoundlanders have for their place, it mimics the emotional bond of family.”

Murphy became known to many Canadians through his writing for the National Post and work on Canada’s “Cross Country Checkup,” which he hosted for 21 years.

Peterson and Murphy began their tour by climbing up Signal Hill for a view of Newfoundland’s St. John’s Harbor. Murphy explained that Signal Hill was important because it was the point where wireless communication was first made between North America and Europe.


After visiting Signal Hill, Peterson and Murphy toured a variety of locations including small fishing towns and historic sites to speak with local tour guides and fishermen. They also visited the town of Bonavista, where European explorer John Cabot is said to have landed in the 15th century.

The two also visited the city of Gander, where many Americans were stranded after the air traffic stop that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11.

“For me, going to Newfoundland, where there’s an overwhelming experience of beauty to see the past alive and preserved and so beautifully done,” Peterson says. “And I’ve been thinking about that. You know that as there are more and more people on the planet and as the weight of the present and the future grows ever greater, the past becomes increasingly valuable, increasingly invaluable.”

In a tribute article celebrating the life of Murphy for the National Post, Peterson described his experience filming the documentary. Peterson wrote that the weather was perfect for the visit with lots of sunshine, which was unusual for an area known for its cold and stormy weather.

“We could not believe our luck: a guided tour of the ports and towns of Newfoundland, that hidden gem, with none other than the man whom anyone with any sense would most devoutly hope for as a guide! Perhaps everyone will enjoy the trip as much as we did when it is released,” Peterson wrote.


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