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Panel discussion on 1970 CanCon announcement

"Canadian broadcasting should be Canadian." Pierre Juneau said those words in 1970 and he meant business. The Canadian Radio-Television Commission head said Canadian broadcasters were behaving like mouthpieces for American "entertainment factories," and introduced strict Canadian content rules for radio and television. Artists, actors, executives and politicians squared off. Would "CanCon" rules create a world-class recording industry and a "Canadian sound"? Or would they promote unwatchable shows, unlistenable music and mediocre Canadian talent?

 A dozen experts debate today's CRTC announcement.

Medium: Television
Program: Thursday Night
Broadcast Date: Feb. 12, 1970
Guests: Harry Boyle, Pierre Juneau, Victor Knight, Tony Pagnelli, Ron Fraser, Donald Hartford, Alan Wood, Joan Irwin, Jack Miller
Host: Norman DePoe, Gordon Donaldson
Duration: 27:01

Last updated: September 17, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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