CBC Television Network


Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1957 to 1959

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Fridays after school; February to June 1957; July to September 1959

Produced in Winnipeg, this 15 minute science show was aimed at children between 12 and 14 years of age.

The programs featured a wide range of topics presented by local experts.
Dick Sutton, the curator of the Manitoba Museum, talked about nature studies and natural history. In March 1957, Dr. R.P. Coats, an executive with the Manitoba telephone system, presented a series of programs on communications. In May 1957, for six weeks, Stan Westaway, a greenhouse technician at the University of Manitoba, discussed plants, vegetables, and trees. The last three programs of the 1957 series featured Winnipeg high school teacher Rod McKenzie, who talked about the rudiments of electricity.

Written by John Corcelli – February, 2005