A tour of 70's pop culture on board Sunday Supplement. The CBC Radio show was an ancestor of the Sunday Edition, Michael Enright's other gig apart from Rewind.
But Sunday Supplement differed greatly from that show -- no political think pieces, or in-depth interviews with the great thinkers of the day. No, Sunday Supplement was all about entertainment. It was an hour of celebrity interviews and movie and book reviews.
If the Sunday Edition is the responsible elder child, Sunday Supplement was the martini-drinking parent who stayed up late watching Johnny Carson.
On this show, an episode broadcast in March 1975. The show begins with an interview with Canadian TV icon, Norman Campbell. Campbell's career began as a producer with CBC Radio in 1948. In the early fifties, he produced some of the first CBC television broadcasts. He developed a niche talent for television productions of Canadian dance and theatre including the National Ballet and the Stratford Festival.
In the States, Campbell directed variety shows with some of Hollywood's biggest stars including Diana Ross, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Andy Williams.
This Sunday Supplement s interview focuses on Norman Campbell's experience directing two of TV's greatest sitcoms: The Mary Tyler Moore show and All in the Family.