It's Debatable: Why teach history?
Drugs, student power, non-conformity, problems in education - adults can talk about these subjects all they want, but it's the students who really know the score. This was the premise behind It's Debatable, a CBC Radio program that ran on Friday evenings during the socially turbulent years of 1967 to 1969. Recorded in high school auditoriums, the panel would typically consist of two teenage students (usually a girl and a boy) and an adult expert in the topic at hand. Walter Pitman hosted during the spring of 1967, but the host from September 1967 onward was the witty and provocative Elwy Yost.
Program: It's Debatable
Broadcast Date: April 7, 1967
Guest(s): Roy King, Peter Patersall, Jean Walker, Barrie Zwicker
Moderator: Walter Pitman
Photo: Eldridge Stanton/Library and Archives Canada/PA-034028
Last updated: January 26, 2012
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