Network: CBC Television Network
Broadcast Run: 1994
Broadcast Medium: Television
Aired weekly at 8PM from January 9, 1994 to February 6, 1994.
This 5-part, hour-long documentary series chronicled the life and times of Pierre Eliot Trudeau, Canada’s 15th Prime Minister. Trudeau’s influence on Canadian politics was profound, to say the least. He became Prime Minister in 1968 and retired in 1984. This series of documentaries, which coincided with a book release, featured a detailed account of the former Prime Minister discussing most of his political and personal decisions while in office, and the people he worked with at home and abroad. The series included archival footage from the CBC and was told chronologically. One of the most memorable images is Trudeau paddling a canoe, wearing a deerskin jacket with “Canada” embroidered on the back. La Fete Productions produced the series. Terence McKenna wrote and narrated the series and conducted the principal interview with Trudeau that framed each program.
Written by John Corcelli – March, 2006