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Christmas Empire broadcast

On a summer's day in 1927, Canadians coast to coast sat enthralled before their radio sets as Prime Minister Mackenzie King spoke to them from Parliament Hill. Through the 1930s radio kept them entertained, and in wartime radio kept them informed. Then, Canadians were captivated all over again by television. In 1952 a bald puppet named Uncle Chichimus ushered them into the TV age, and in 1966 an animated butterfly made Canadian TV a more colourful pace.

Canada sends out holiday greetings to the British Empire in 1932.
Medium: Radio
Program: CBC Radio Special
Broadcast Date: Dec. 25, 1932
Guest(s):
Host: W.E. Powell
Duration: 2:35

Last updated: January 3, 2013

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