CBC Television Network

This Week

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1952 to 1959

Broadcast Medium: Television

Debuted September 14, 1952. Aired Sunday evenings until 1959.

This program marked an important start in the history of current affairs programming at CBC. Originally produced by Harvey Hart, the program aimed to discuss the week’s events in the news. Over time, discussion led to commentary and in-depth interviews on specific subjects. In 1959, the program was replaced by Background.

Moderator: R. A. Farquharson, editor of Saturday Night
Panelists: John Dauphinee; J. B. McGeachy [1952]

Moderator: Wilfred Sanders, head of the Canadian Institute of Public Opinion [1954]

Written by John Corcelli – February, 2005