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Modern homemakers: Casseroles galore!

What do women want? In 1945, CBC broadcasters were asking that question — at least in terms of radio and television programming. As the Second World War ended and Canada's postwar boom began, happy homemakers heard Kate Aitken's cold remedy or tips on how to make a pizza pie. But as the cheery '50s got on, women listeners requested more intelligent programming. They began to learn about setting up a theatre company and hear frank discussion about what going through a divorce was really like.

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A contestant for the Homemaker's Club auditions makes tuna casserole with potato chips.
Medium: Television
May 21, 1957
Program: Homemaker's Club Auditions
Broadcast Date: May 21, 1957
Duration: 5:40

Last updated: December 7, 2012

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