CBC Television Network

Thursday Night

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1969 to 1970

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Thursday nights from October 1969 to September, 1970.

This series of one hour documentaries featured CBC productions supplemented by imports, mainly from the UK. The executive producers of the series were William Harcourt and Robert Patchell. The production team was made up of Donald G. Cameron, Gordon Donaldson, Jeannine Locke, Martyn Burke, Jesse Nishihata, William Stevenson, Bob Evans, Don McQueen, John David Hamilton and Cameron Graham, and directors Murray Hunter, Nick Bakyta and Garth Price.

The series opened with The Last Best West, Locke’s and Price’s examination of the contemporary west. Other productions included Nishihata’s Behaviourism, Hamilton’s American Gothic ’69, a report from the Nixon U.S. heartland, and Graham’s The Left In Canada. In addition, the program presented Michael Maclear’s production, Ho Chi Minh’s People, his report on North Vietnam at the time of Ho’s death, when Maclear was the only western news reporter in the country. The program was moved to Tuesday nights, after one season, with a name change.

Written by John Corcelli – September, 2005