More programming as we near the big day
Our special programming is ramping up as we approach the big day on November 2 - CBC's official 75th anniversary. CBC Television, CBC Radio and CBC.ca
are will be offering a range of special programming as we reach the culmination of the 75 days of programming countdown
"From our early roots in radio, through groundbreaking television and now a leader in the online space, we are celebrating our 75th anniversary with very special offerings on all of our platforms that will engage and delight long-time CBC fans and new audiences alike," said Kirstine Stewart, executive vice-president of CBC English Services.
Upcoming 75th anniversary programming highlights include:
CBC Was There - CBC News vignettes
Through Nov. 2, turn to CBC News for CBC Was There
, a series of short vignettes reminding us of key moments experienced by generations of Canadians. On Nov. 2, CBC News Network, CBC Radio One and CBCNews.ca
will also have stories, archival clips and interviews reflecting CBC's 75th anniversary throughout the day.
This is That: 75th Anniversary Special
Saturdays, Oct. 22 and 29, 11 a.m. (11:30 p.m. NT) - CBC Radio One
In a very special two-part episode, This is That
looks back on the lesser-known milestones of the past 75 years of the CBC. The Sunday Edition
Sunday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. (9:30 a.m. NT) - CBC Radio One
Recorded live at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, host Michael Enright is joined by a constellation of CBC stars past and present plus special musical guests.Canada in Concert
Sunday, Oct 30, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. NT) - CBC Radio 2
Host Bill Richardson presents eight concerts recorded in cities coast-to-coast, ranging from choral
and symphonic to chamber and Celtic/baroque, including a concert featuring singers Isabel Bayrakdarian, Ben Heppner, Marianne Fiset, Aline Kutan, and Julie Boulianne, with the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, conducted by Johannes Debus. Ideas: The CBC at 75 - Turning Points in Public Broadcasting
Monday, Oct. 31 to Friday, Nov. 4, 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT) - CBC Radio OneIdeas
examines the crucial episodes in the history of the CBC, including the Golden Age of radio, the CBC's fight for political independence and the origins of television.
The Debaters: Happy Birthday CBC
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 11:30 a.m. (12 p.m. NT) - CBC Radio One
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. (8 p.m. NT) - CBC Television
A special 75th anniversary edition of this side-splitting comedy show pits Charlie Demers against Sean Cullen to debate David Suzuki versus Don Cherry, and Rebecca Kohler against Dave Hemstad to debate news versus sports.The Current - CBC Radio: Changing the Game for 75 Years
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m. (9 a.m. NT) - CBC Radio OneThe Current
celebrates CBC's 75th anniversary with a tour of studios past. Going back through the decades, Anna Maria Tremonti will re-visit some of CBC Radio's ground-breaking programs, hear from memorable hosts, and take listeners back through time. Raised on Radio
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 12 - 7 p.m. (12:30 - 7:30 p.m. NT) - CBC Radio 2
In celebration of 75 years of Canadian music and CBC broadcasting, CBC Radio 2 is pre-empting regular programming to present Raised on Radio: a decade-by-decade countdown of Canada's most essential songs. Feist: Metals Live in Concert
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m. (7:30 NT) - CBC Radio 2
Recorded live in concert at Glenn Gould Studio, Feist performs an exclusive Radio 2 concert with songs from her hotly anticipated new album, Metals
. Special guests include album contributors Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Bry Webb (Constantines), Edward Droste (Grizzly Bear), Doug Paisley, Joel Gibb (The Hidden Cameras) and Mocky.1 Day
Special encore presentation
Thursday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) - CBC Television
On Saturday, April 30, 2011, CBC set out across Canada to document the lives of Canadians in a unique 24-hour snapshot of the country, capturing moments of tension, triumph, longing and love.
Be sure to keep checking back to the 75th anniversary website
for more updates and exclusive content from these special programming features. Also, be sure to like us on Facebook
to get information on upcoming events and specials.
And don't forget about other special initiatives, including the exhibit at the Canada Science and Technology Museum
and the From Headlines to History public discussions
Posted on Oct 21, 2011 10:32:11 AM