Sholem Aleichem's Town of the Little People
In 1974 Alan Maitland joined CBC Radio's As It Happens as co-host, and during that time he became known affectionately as Fireside Al and Front Porch Al, tempting listeners to pull up a chair to the fire or on the porch (depending on the season) and listen. He read stories by a long list of authors, and they were a delight for audiences, whether the story was a humorous or a poignant one. His reading of The Shepherd, by Frederick Forsythe, has become a Christmas Eve tradition on As It Happens.
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: July 25, 1990
Narrator: Alan Maitland
Last updated: June 11, 2013
Page consulted on December 6, 2013
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