CBC Television Network

Country Calendar

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1954 to 2007

Broadcast Medium: Television

Country Calendar debuted in the 1950s, and in 1971 became Country Canada, the CBC’s national magazine of agricultural news and information. The program continued to cover farm news, but also aimed to be pertinent to urban viewers. It continued to exchange information and programming with other nations and to cover developments in Canada through a network of regional contributors, including Bob Hutt from Halifax, Hal Andrews and David Quinton from St. John’s, and Garnett Anthony from Edmonton. 

Doug Lower continued to act as executive producer from l97l to l977, and he was followed by Neil Andrews (l977-8l), Lower again (l98l-82), and Robert Petch (l982). The program’s producers were Ted Regan (l97l-72), Tom Molyneaux (l972-76), Bill Smith (l976-77), Michael Barnes (l976-78), Les Harris (l976-78), Ray Burley (l978-8l), Robert Petch (l980-82), Robert Doan (l980-82), Lynn Sleigh (l980-82), David Tucker (l980-8l), David Quinton (l980-8l), and Jane DuBroy (l98l-83).

The program’s hosts and commentators were Ron Neily (l97l-74), Laurie Jennings (l97l-74), Glen Powell (l974-75), John O’Leary (l974-75), and Sandy Cushon (l975-83). 2002 host: Reg Sheron.

Aired Sundays beginning in 1954 [as Country Calender], on-going.

Written by John Corcelli – April, 2002