Past Episodes: December 2010 Archives

Rewind- Dec 30, 2010- Rodgers and Hammerstein

Richard 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 travelled to New York to interview both men separately. The result was the program you're about to hear, which aired on Project 60.

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Rewind- Dec 23, 2010- Christmas Debates

On this edition of Rewind, it's all about Christmas. Later in the hour you'll hear about the hot toys and games of 1980 and relive a debate about the merits of real versus artificial Christmas trees. But first, a program called "It's Debatable" from 1968. Every week host Elwy Yost invited high school students to discuss social issues. Today it's a conversation about the true meaning of Christmas.
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Today on Rewind, a sound portrait of the year 1959. John Diefenbaker was the prime minister of Canada, the Queen visited Canada to open the St. Lawrence Seaway and the sound of popular music was starting to change. 1959 saw revolution in Cuba as Fidel Castro led his revolutionaries into Havana, three of rock and roll's biggest stars- Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper were killed in the plane crash, the Avro Arrow was killed, Jacques Plante of the Montreal Canadiens became the first goalie to wear a face mask, 14-year-old Stephen Truscott was sentenced to hang for the murder of Lynne Harper, and a certain Stephen Joseph Harper- later to become Canada's 22nd prime minister was born in Toronto. 


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