CBC Television Network


Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1960

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Sunday nights at 10:30 from July 3 to September 25, 1960

This half hour program replaced Fighting Words during the summer of 1960. The show was hosted by Arnold Edinborough, editor of Saturday Night Magazine, and was basically a current affairs program.

Topics included the upcoming U.S. Presidential election battle between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy, Canada’s economic future, Africa, Latin America etc. Some of the shows took broader strokes including a debate about politics and the media with guests Max Freedman, Robert MacKenzie and Louis Lyons. Another show looked at the evolutions of socialism with Hugh Garner, Morley Callaghan and David Lewis.

Producer: Gordon Babineau

Associate producer: Catherine MacIver

In 1966, another program with the same name, aired Friday afternoons during the summer. It presented short films from the National Film Board of Canada and the BBC. Some of the documentaries included Fabienne by Jacques Godbout, You’re No Good by Jean Roy, They Called it Fireproof by Roger Blais and Toronto Jazz by Don Owen.

Written by John Corcelli – May, 2005