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Kids explain love for Valentine’s Day, 1981

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"Love is when you care for someone and they care about you," says one young interviewee in this 1981 radio clip. It's Valentine's Day 1981, and the CBC children's radio program Anybody Home is exploring the meaning of love - whether it's love for your best friends or "romantic love." On the topic of romance, the kids have some pretty strong opinions. One youngster offers this levelheaded advice: "Just act yourself and he'll like you better."

Medium: Radio
Program: Anybody Home?
Broadcast Date: Feb. 14, 1981
Duration: 4:31

Did You know?


• The true origin of Valentine's Day is somewhat unclear. The Catholic Church recognizes three St. Valentines, all of whom were martyred. There are a number of legends related to these saints, including one of an imprisoned Valentine who fell in love with a young girl who visited him in jail. According to History.com, "Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed 'From your Valentine,' an expression that is still in use today."


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