This Country in the Morning- Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and George Cohon
Rewind host Michael Enright's first job at the CBC Radio network was hosting a program called This Country in the Morning. It was the fall of 1974 and he followed Peter Gzowski, who had hosted the program for three years. He only did it for one season, but during that time, he says he had a lot of fun.
Today on Rewind, two interviews from that year. The first is with two of the funniest British comics of the 60s and 70s- Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. They first met in a wildly successful act called Beyond the Fringe, and then forged a relationship taking their comedy act to television and on the road. When Michael talked to them in March 1975, they had been touring their show Good Evening for three years.
The second interview is with George Cohon, who was the president of McDonald's Canada. It aired in 1974. In 1990 Cohon brought McDonald's to the former Soviet Union. It was a big hit- and in its first years, the line-ups for hamburgers could be several hours long. George Cohon became a Canadian citizen in 1975.