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Expodition: People and places at Expo 67

In Canada's centennial year, the city of Montreal played host to the world with Expo 67. "Man and His World" was the theme of the 1967 world's fair, a six-month celebration that drew 50 million ~ visitors to a site on three artificial islands in the St. Lawrence River. Broadcast from Expo's International Broadcasting Centre, Expodition was CBC Radio's daily guide to the pavilions, the people, the pleasures and the problems of Expo 67.

It's hard to be in three places at once, but there are so many things happening at Expo 67 that CBC Radio's Expodition has to try. On today's show, they mark the national day of the African country of Rwanda before moving on to an interview with seminal American folk musician Odetta. Rounding out the show is a one-on-one with actor Warren Beatty, whose film Bonnie and Clyde is causing a sensation. 
Expodition aired on CBC Radio every Monday to Friday throughout Expo 67's run. It was just one of many CBC Radio and Television programs that covered Expo and Canada's Centennial celebrations; others included Canada 100, Expo This Week and Centennial Diary.
• Canada will celebrate its sesquicentennial - 150 years since Confederation - in 2017. A group in Montreal has already proposed Expo 2017 to mark the sesquicentennial.
Medium: Radio
Program: Expodition
Broadcast Date: Aug. 10, 1967
Guest(s): Odetta , Warren Beatty, Ari Ishmael
Announcer: Jim Robertson
Host: Bob MacGregor
Reporter: Lynn Jackson, Martin Bronstein
Duration: 12:51
Photo: Library and Archives Canada

Last updated: March 6, 2012

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