CBC celebrates 75 years of Regional Programming (Clip 8)

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The song ‘Saskatchewan’ was written during the 1930s, when Westerners suffered almost a decade of severe drought conditions. By the end of 1937, it was estimated that two out of every three farmers in the wheat belt of Saskatchewan was destitute. The writer W.O. Mitchell is best known for his novel Who Has Seen the Wind, and for his CBC drama series Jake and the Kid. Both Saskatchewan and Alberta can lay claim to him- he was born in Saskatchewan, but lived for many years in High River, Alberta, which he credits for inspiring many of his characters. This clip is from 1973.

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