Network: CBC Television Network
Broadcast Run: 1966 to 1969
Broadcast Medium: Television
Aired Sundays, at various times, from January 1966 to June 1969.
Aimed at a younger audience, this weekly program featured a mix of music, drama and current affairs. It was officially described as a magazine show that examined the world through the eyes of young adults. It debuted as an hour-long program and later reduced to 30 minutes after 1966. Some of the subjects covered included LSD, Free Schools, birth control, East Berlin, Jimi Hendrix, mountain climbing, the KKK, and John Lennon.
The shows hosts were Paul Saltzman, a student from the University of Toronto, and Janet McQuillin, a recent graduate of York University in Toronto. Each program focussed on a specific topic such as music, volunteerism, sex, politics or social issues.
Producer: Perry Rosemond
Directors: Herb Roland [drama] Neil Andrews [music].
When the show returned in 1967, as a 30 minute broadcast, it was completely revamped: new producers and rotating hosts. Saltzman became a reporter and wrote some of the shows, while Neil Andrews was made executive producer. The hosts included Rex Hagon, from the Forest Rangers, Sheri-Lee Hall, Wilf Fornier, Wayne Thompson, Jennifer Leak and Ann Wright. Subjects included coverage of Expo 67 in Montreal, the Vietnam War and the National Youth Orchestra’s tour of Europe.
In 1968, the show’s hosts were Wayne Thompson, Brant Frayne and Carol Hunter. They were replaced by Stephen Foster in 1969.
Written by John Corcelli – May, 2005