CBC celebrates 75 years of Arts and Entertainment (Web extra)


In the 1950s, theatre critic and broadcaster Nathan Cohen was one of the most admired… and hated… critics of his time. His program Fighting Words made him a household name. It ranked among the most intelligent, provocative and popular shows of its day. It was a panel show with a simple premise: viewers sent in controversial quotations and the panelists discussed them. This episode of Fighting Words first aired in September 1959. Two of the guests? Pierre Trudeau and Rene Levesque.

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