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Ten years of As It Happens

The Story

Hosts Barbara Frum and Alan Maitland help celebrate one of the most popular radio programs in CBC history. To mark their 10th birthday, the show is re-airing its best interviews. These include plenty of British eccentrics, a phone call to hostage takers holed inside a New York bank, a call to the wife of Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn just after his arrest, and a special birthday message from Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

Medium: Radio
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: Nov. 17, 1978
Host: Barbara Frum, Alan Maitland
Duration: 49:38

Did You know?

• Canadian jazz musician Moe Koffman was responsible for the catchy As It Happens theme song. It came from his album Curried Soul. Koffman died of cancer in March 2001. He was 72.



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