Network: CBC Television Network
Broadcast Run: 1995 to 2001
Broadcast Medium: Television
Aired weekly from October 1995 to April 2001
This half-hour public affairs program offered viewers the latest news in technology and media trends. Wendy Mesley hosted it. The show covered technology in a fast-paced yet informative format that covered the latest gadgets and the influence of technology on society. Like Marketplace, it also investigated the claims of infomercials and famous telephone psychics like JoJo Savard from Quebec. Media criticism was also an important component of the series, including some stories regarding the manipulation of stock footage in commercials. Mesley received a Gemini Award, twice, for her work on the program. The show itself also won a Gemini for Best Information Program and garnered a Gold Medal for Best Magazine Format at the New York Festival’s International Television Awards in 2000.
Producers: Pam Bertrand, Anne Wright-Howard, F.M. Morrison, Ann Harbron, Jennifer Campbell, Adam Little, Adrian Callender, Randy Werle and Gail Gallant.
Reporters: Catherine Legge, Jamie Kastner, Matt Cowan, Clifton Joseph, Tony Coleman, Adam Little, Andrew Younghusband, and Lesley Cameron, with contributions from Nancy Durham and Liz Palmer.
Written by John Corcelli – April, 2006