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Expodition: A signal from Expo 67

The Story


Pavilions abound at Expo 67: for nations, for industry, and to illustrate the Expo theme of Man and His World. There's another pavilion that Expodition has saved almost for last: the International Broadcasting Centre, where 200 of the world's broadcast organizations beam their reports from Expo around the world. This episode describes the centre and meets hostess Robyn Maynard, a radio and TV student from Australia.

Medium: Radio
Program: Expodition
Broadcast Date: Oct. 23, 1967
Guest(s): Robin Maynard
Host: Bob MacGregor
Reporter: Martin Bronstein
Duration: 11:42
Photo: Bill Cotter Collection, worldsfairphotos.com

Did You know?


• The International Broadcasting Centre (IBC) at Expo 67 was built by the CBC and contained two large TV studios, six radio studios, four mobile TV units and three mobile radio units. Visitors could observe journalists at work and tour the building.
• The IBC cost $10 million to build and attracted about 5,000 visitors daily.
• The TV program Expo This Week, which ran for six months, was produced out of the IBC to showcase the many events and attractions at Expo 67.


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