The CBC at 75: Turning Points in Public
The CBC was born into a country dominated by American radio. Canada needed its own voice on the airwaves. Graham Spry, considered the father of public broadcasting in Canada, described the need for a public broadcaster this way: "the state or the United States." IDEAS producer David Cayley examines crucial episodes in the history of the CBC from its founding to the present. He deals with the corporation's earliest days, the golden age of radio, the CBC's fight for political independence, the origins of television, and the epic battle over the controversial 1960s CBC Television program, This Hour Has Seven Days. The series features interviews with many of the people, including Spry himself, who were instrumental in shaping the CBC from its very beginnings to the present day.
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Posted on Nov 3, 2011 4:54:36 PM