As it Happened- 1953- 54
Back in 1978, the program As it Happens decided to take a look at what had gone on in the world from 1936 to 1968 using archival material...splendid idea.
On this show, the As It Happens take on the years 1953 and 1954.
After nearly three years of fighting, the Korean War came to an end.
For the first time in almost two decades, a Republican went to the White House- Dwight Eisenhower was inaugurated in January. At home, the Liberals had been in power since 1935. Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent went to the polls and came back with a majority.
Princess Elizabeth was crowned Queen Elizabeth the Second.
Joseph Stalin died and Nikita Khrushchev rose to power.
And Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were put to death after being found guilty of passing atomic secrets to the Soviets.
Alan Maitland presented As It Happened 1953.