CBC Television Network

Summer Close-Up

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1977

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Thursday nights from May 26 to August 4, 1977.

This half hour public affairs program, was hosted by Mary Lou Finlay and Dan Turner. They presented a mix of documentary reports and studio interviews, generally about national issues.

Subjects included censorship and obscenity laws, the Royal Commission report on violence and the media, prison reform and fishing quotas. The series also included profiles of Quebec filmmaker Michel Brault, Toronto mayor David Crombie, and General Jacques Dextraze, the Chief of Defence Staff for the Canadian Armed Forces. Robert Ennis produced the series.

Written by John Corcelli – September, 2005