CBC Television Network

Lively Arts, The

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1961 to 1964

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired for three seasons, from October 1961 to June 1964

This weekly 30-minute program focused on arts and entertainment. Interviews, documentaries and imports from the BBC packed the show with the latest in film, television, music and literature.

Some of the featured interviews: Ezra Pound, David Milne, Ernie Kovacs, John Cassavetes, Henry Moore, and from the Manitoba Theatre Centre, John Hirsch who later worked in Stratford. The show also aired movies from the National Film Board of Canada including the premiere of Lonely Boy, which was a profile of singer Paul Anka.

Director: Daryl Duke

Hosts: Henry Comor [1961-62], Harry Mannis [1962-64]

Written by John Corcelli – May, 2005