Entertainment February 19, 2012
When Brian Linehan Shared Canada With The World

Brian Linehan was a pioneer of Canadian TV. His show City Lights featured interviews with many of the entertainment world's biggest names in the 1980s. Made in Canada but syndicated around the world, Brian's show shared some of this country's biggest talent with a global audience.

Brian passed away in 2004 after being diagnosed two years earlier with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. This week, The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation's website (BrianLinehan.ca) launched a co-venture with the Toronto International Film Festival and the National Screen Institute to release many of Brian's interviews online.

Here are some examples of Brian's interviews:

Burton Cummings


Kiefer Sutherland and Leah Pinsent


Christopher Plummer


Related Stories on Strombo.com:

Talking About Canada


The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation



Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are pre-moderated/reviewed and published according to our submission guidelines.