Network: CBC Television Network
Broadcast Run: 1997
Broadcast Medium: Television
Aired Sunday nights from January 19, 1997 to February 16, 1997
This five part series of one-hour programs was a co-production of CBC and BBC. It was led by Mark Starowicz who brought As It Happens to radio and The Journal to television. This series was a short, critical history of broadcast news; how it came into being and how it developed into all-news networks such as CNN.
Although television only came into homes in North America in the early 1950s, Dawn of the Eye looked at 100 years of visual newsgathering including newsreels that captured historical events on film.
Episode 1 – Born Among The Clowns
Episode 2 – Inventing Television News
Episode 3 – The Power and the Image
Episode 4 – Electronic Battalions
Episode 5 – Embattled Witness
Written by John Corcelli – April, 2006