CBC Television Network


Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1955 to 1957

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired on Thursday nights in the first season, June to September 1955; Second season on Sunday nights, May to September 1956; Third season on Tuesday nights from July to October 1957.

This 30 minute program featured interviews and biographies of major cultural leaders of the day. Some of the interviews included, evangelist Billy Graham, photographer Edward Steichen, American poet Robert Frost, Paul-Emile Cardinal Leger, historian Arnold Toynbee, arctic explorer Vilhjamur Stefansson, theologian Paul Tillich, Irish playwright Sean O’Casey, Group of Seven painters Arthur Lismer and A.Y. Jackson, and educator Moses Coady. 
Host: Percy Saltzman [1955]
Producers: Cliff Solway and Vincent Tovell

Written by John Corcelli – February, 2005