Network: CBC Television Network
Broadcast Run: 1954 to 2007
Broadcast Medium: Television
The show premiered on October 24, 1954 as Country Calendar, 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. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the show continued to exchange information and programming with other nations and to cover developments in Canada through a network of regional contributors. 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 (l982-19?? ). The program’s producers included 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 (l975-99) Reg Sherron (1999 to 2007).
In April 2007 it was announced that Country Canada would end its exceptional run late in the year.
Written by John Corcelli – February, 2004