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Igor Gouzenko, Russian spy buster, on Seven Days

The Story


Twenty years after Igor Gouzenko's defection, Soviet espionage is as hot a topic as ever. Gouzenko is highly sought after by broadcasters for his lively and forceful opinions. The story of Gerda Munsinger, a German playgirl and alleged KGB spy, has just broken and Canada is again obsessed with Russian spies. Gouzenko is invited to appear on This Hour Has Seven Days to discuss what he knows of Soviet spying techniques.

Medium: Television
Program: This Hour Has Seven Days
Broadcast Date: March 13, 1966
Guest(s): Igor Gouzenko
Host: Laurier LaPierre, Patrick Watson
Duration: 13:30

Did You know?


This Hour Has Seven Days was launched in 1964. Though it only ran for two seasons, it was one of CBC's most controversial and highly rated programs.
• Gerda Munsinger was a German nightclub hostess who slept with senior politicians and was accused of being a spy. It was Canada's first political sex scandal of the 1960s. The scandal broke March 4, 1966, one week before Gouzenko appeared on Seven Days.


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