Close-Up goes to France
It tackled difficult subjects like divorce, drug addiction and racism. CBC-TV's program Close-Up was never one to shy away from controversy. But Close-Up also mixed it up with lighthearted topics, like Parisian dancers or holiday camps; the program had its fair share of big-name celebrity interviews too. Running from 1957 until 1963, Close-Up was created by producer Ross McLean and hosted by J. Frank Willis. Its wide roster of interviewers included Elaine Grand, Percy Saltzman, Pierre Berton and Jack Webster. We feature five complete episodes from the year 1960.
Broadcast Date: Jan. 28, 1960
Guest(s): Robert C. Doty, Margaret Kelly, Pierre Mendès-France
Host: J. Frank Willis
Interviewer: Blair Fraser, Bernard Braden, Clifton Daniel
Last updated: June 12, 2013
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