Assignment

Network: 
Broadcast Run: 
1956 to 1971
Broadcast Medium: 
Radio

A program about interesting people, places and events.

Life span October 1, 1956 to October 1, 1971.
From 1956 to 1962, it occupied 60 minutes; from 1962 to 1965 - 30 minutes; from 1965 to 1971, it ran in 5-minute installments six times a day.

Principal host - Bill McNeil. Co-host during the first five years - Maria Barrett.
Producers: Sandy Stewart, Nan Dobson and Harry J. Boyle who also served as the first executive producer.

Major contributors/reporters: James Bannerman, Norm Perry, Tony Thomas, Gerald Pratley, Jim McLean and Gordon Sinclair.
Based in Toronto, all European feeds were by short-wave radio. Assignment was first carried on the CBC Dominion Network and later was moved to  CBC-AM at 8pm Eastern time, Monday to Friday.

In 1962 it aired at 7:30pm.

 

Written by John Corcelli - January, 2002

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