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1963: The year in review

The Story


If you want to know what happened in 1963, eight men in suits will be happy to tell you. Host Norman Depoe and seven CBC correspondents brighten up the last day of the year with their recollections of the big stories in Canada and around the world. Among the headlines: the death of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, the March on Washington, Britain's Profumo Affair, the rise of the Viet Cong, Che Guevara interviewed in Cuba and Lester B. Pearson's minority victory.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Newsmagazine
Broadcast Date: Dec. 31, 1963
Hosts: Knowlton Nash, Morley Safer, Stanley Burke, Norman Depoe, Michael Maclear, James Minifie, Tom Gould, Phil Calder
Duration: 26:23

Did You know?


• The Profumo Affair is discussed in this year-end review but never really explained. It involved a British cabinet minister, John Profumo, who was discovered to have had an affair with a woman named Christine Keeler. The affair itself, and the accusation that Keeler had been involved with a Soviet naval officer at the embassy in London, blew up into a scandal in 1963.

• Among the other headlines in this review: Vietnamese monks self-immolate in protest of the new regime; West Berliners permitted to visit East Berlin for Christmas; and the death of Pope John XXIII and election of Paul VI.


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