This Hour has Seven Days: Opinions fly
In just two seasons between 1964 and 1966, This Hour has Seven Days staked its claim as the most defiant and controversial program in Canadian broadcasting history.~ Created by Douglas Leiterman and Patrick Watson, Seven Days launched a new era of public affairs television, actively taking on the role of the nation's ombudsman and interrogator. Some — including certain members of the CBC brass in Ottawa — called it "sensationalism," "arrogant" and a breach of journalistic neutrality. But Canadians loved it. Millions tuned in every Sunday night at 10 p.m. to watch the show everyone would be talking about the next day. The CBC Digital Archives presents nine complete episodes here, selected from the 50 programs made before the show was cancelled. Due to copyright issues, satirical sketches and songs that originally aired between news segments have been edited out.
Program: This Hour has Seven Days
Broadcast Date: Jan. 17, 1965
Guest(s): Guy Favreau, Ann Landers, Gerald McKnight, Marion Myer, Albert Schweitzer, David Stanley, Dr. Karl Stern, John Ross Taylor, Walter Thompson, Pastor Wiomoeller
Host: John Drainie, Laurier LaPierre
Reporter: Don Gordon, Tom Koch, Larry Zolf
Last updated: January 31, 2014
Page consulted on January 31, 2014
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