Sep 9, 2010 | 24:59Rewind Remembering CBC's Kate "Mrs. A." Aitken (Part 1) Audio
Rewind Remembering CBC's Kate "Mrs. A." Aitken (Part 1) Sep 9, 2010 | 24:59A portrait of one of the pioneers of women broadcasters here at CBC Radio- Kate Aitken, who was affectionately known as Mrs. A. Her radio show had one and a half million listeners daily.
For busy housewives in postwar Canada, Kate Aitken's singsong voice was a welcome diversion from their everyday duties. Three days a week, "Mrs. A" and a rotating cast of male sidekicks shared advice on cooking, child care and fashion and offered a perspective on the broader world of women and politics. Only eight Kate Aitken programs from 1948 to 1950 survive, but they allow a glimpse into an era when "women's programming" was its own category at CBC and the ads were just part of the conversation.
Mar 26, 2010 | 55:18Rewind "The Investigator" Audio
Rewind "The Investigator" Mar 26, 2010 | 55:18Coming up on Rewind a classic CBC Radio play from 1954 called The Investigator. It tells the story of an unnamed United States senator who launches an offensive in a rather unexpected place. The senator was based on the anti-Communist crusader Joe McCarthy.
Apr 1, 2010 | 54:59Rewind Sound Portrait of 1949 Audio
Rewind Sound Portrait of 1949 Apr 1, 2010 | 54:59Easter as it’s been covered by CBC Radio. From a report in 1949 on what Princess Margaret would be wearing for Easter to thoughts on the great Easter myths and symbols from scholar Northrop Frye, it’s a veritable Rewind Easter parade.
Apr 8, 2010 | 54:59Rewind Sound Portrait of Glamour in 1962 Audio
Rewind Sound Portrait of Glamour in 1962 Apr 8, 2010 | 54:59A program from 1962 that attempts to discover what glamour means to the modern woman. Or, as they say in this hour- why is the role of mother and housewife no longer the full part of a woman’s life? Find out all that- and of course how glamour fits in.
Nov 4, 2010 | 54:59Rewind Monty Python retrospective Audio
Rewind Monty Python retrospective Nov 4, 2010 | 54:59Today on Rewind, a look at Monty Python, one of the most influential comedy troupes of the twentieth century. The show features interviews with two of the key members of Monty Python, John Cleese and Michael Palin, originally broadcast on CBC Radio's Gabereau show.
Dec 30, 2010 | 54:59Rewind Rodgers and Hammerstein on Project 60 Audio
Rewind Rodgers and Hammerstein on Project 60 Dec 30, 2010 | 54:59Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein the Second were two of the most successful composers of the Broadway musical. In the 1940s and 50s, five of their shows- Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music were mega hits. In February 1960, the CBC's Tony Thomas traveled to New York to interview both men separately. The result was the program you're about to hear, which aired on Project 60.