CBC Television Network

Let’s Face It

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1963

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Sunday nights at 10 from October 20 to December 29, 1963.

Produced in Montreal, this public affairs program offered viewers a look at issues of importance to Quebec. It was a network version of a CBMT show for local viewers, produced by Byron Riggan. [the show alternated with Horizon in this timeslot]

Like many shows from this era, Let’s Face It was a precursor to This Hour Has Seven Days, loaded with tough interviews, regional reports and commentary. The show also featured interviews with creative individuals from around the world, including Arthur Koestler, Jean Paul Satre, Simone de Beauvoir, Anthony Sampson and John Griggs, the former Bishop of Woolwich.

Contributors included, Peter Desbarats, Daisy de Bellefeuille, Jacques Fauteux, Renee Girard, Guy Mauffette, Pauline Julien, Lianne Marshall and Henry Ramer.

The writers for the show included Ken Johnstone, Sonja Sinclair,and Gerald Taafe, supervised by editor Edgar Sarton. [See Horizon]

Written by John Corcelli – May, 2005