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RCI: 'A diplomatic fraternity'

In February 1945, the "Voice of Canada" spoke to the world for the first time. The CBC International Service was founded to broadcast to Canadian Forces overseas in the Second World War. At war's end the radio service focused on telling the world about Canada in over a dozen languages. Despite budget cuts and critics who accused it of employing communists or operating as a government mouthpiece, the service now called Radio Canada International has persevered. CBC Archives looks back on RCI's six decades on shortwave.

Medium: Television
Program: Take 30
Broadcast Date: Feb. 25, 1966
Guest(s): Eric Koch
Host: Adrienne Clarkson, Paul Soles
Duration: 6:26

Last updated: November 22, 2012

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