1996: The National goes online
With show transcripts, a 24-hour interactive thread, journalist gallery and detailed program information, the CBC-TV news program The National offers its viewers a whole new experience when it launches its website on Mar. 21, 1996. But they'll have to get a computer first. This primer from reporter Laurie Brown takes viewers on a virtual tour of the newest addition to CBC.ca and answers questions like "What is a website?"
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: March 21, 1996
Reporter: Laurie Brown
Did You know?
• CBC first established a presence online in December 1993 as an experiment in partnership with Industry Canada's Communications Research Centre.
• By comparison, the BBC did not officially launch its online site (bbc.co.uk) until December 1997, though it did have an online presence beginning in 1994.