Episode Guide - 20/20 (Series) (1962-1967)

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The following is an incomplete listing of episodes for 20/20.

Apr 22, 1962 - "Voyage to the Arctic (Part I)." Voyage to the Arctic follows the C. D. Howe patrol vessel of the Canadian Marine Service, through the ice-covered waters of the remote north and shows the treatment given Eskimos in the ship's modern hospital and dental department, tie dropping off of supplies to lonely outposts, and a general look at the Eskimo's way of life - how it has been affected by modern civilized ways.

Apr 29, 1962 - "Voyage to the Arctic (Part II)."

May 6, 1962 - "The Age Of The Sitzmark." The history of skiing with the focal point on the Canadian team at the world championships in Switzerland this spring.

May 13, 1962 - "White Pass Story." The story about a narrow gauge railway running between Skagway, Alaska, and Whitehorse.

May 20, 1962 - "Away from the Highlands." A story about the Manitoba pioneers — the Selkirk Settlers — and how they came to leave their homeland. Felix Lazarus, producer.

Jun 3, 1962 - "The Face of the Fair." An overall look at the Seattle World Fair in Washington including visits to the Canadian, British and French exhibits, tours of two buildings devoted to science and talks with those in charge of the displays.

Jun 10, 1962 - "Songs of Miramichi." Narrator and host Ken Homer presents highlights of the Miramichi Folk Festival at Newcastle, N.B. The singers are old Woodsmen who worked in the lumber camps and sawmills for years along the Miramichi River.

Jun 17, 1962 - Story of search for Captain Kidd's treasure off the coast of Nova Scotia.

Jun 24, 1962 - "The Bullet." A story on the Newfoundland Railway.

Jul 1, 1962 - About Eleanor Milne, official sculptress for the Canadian government.

Jul 8, 1962 - Clarence Tillenius, one of Canada's foremost artists of natural life talks about some of his prairie scenes which are shown in the film. He will also relate some of his experiences travelling from coast-to-coast in Canada's great outdoors.

Jul 22, 1962 - The Royal Canadian Air Force precision acrobatic team, the Golden Hawks, will be shown in action. The program will also show some of the rigorous training the pilots undergo, how they prepare for an air show, and some of the regular duties they perform aside from aerobatic flying.

Aug 5, 1962 - "Highroad Through the Highlands." A motor trip along the picturesque Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, N.S., will be seen. During the trip, CBC cameras recorded interviews with people living along the highroad, captured much of the scenic beauty to be found in the area, and toured through a one-man chair factory, a lobster canning co-op. and the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Aug 12, 1962 - "Contact." On-the-spot coverage of a submarine chase off the West Coast of Vancouver Island. This exercise, demonstrating modern warfare methods, involves three destroyers— Skeena, Fraser and Sagenay— a pair of Neptune bombers from the RCAF and a sub called Grilse. The Grilse, captained by Lt. Cmdr. Edward Gigg, is Canada's only serving sub.

Aug 19, 1962 - The colorful history of the Bluenose. one-time queen of the Maritimes fishing fleet, will be recalled by J. Frank Willis as host and narrator.

Aug 26, 1962 - "The Fish with the Golden Eye" focus on food - not on food in general but on a delicacy native to the Canadian mid-west. A quarter of a century ago Manitoba's central lakes produced over half a million pounds of Goldeye, but last year this province was able to harvest only 60,000 pounds of this increasingly rare commodity. This program traces the now world famous smoked Lake Winnipeg Goldeye from the dinner plate back to its natural habitat, and through its processing for top restaurant consumption. Those who have relished the distinctive flavor will be particularly interested in learning why the fish is now in such scarce supply after a relatively brief history of epicurean success. Produced at Winnipeg by Peter Kelly and narrated by Ron Hunka.

Mar 3, 1963 - "Tranquil Islands." A summer cruise to the Gulf Islands between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia mainland.

Apr 14, 1963 - The Pilgrim's Way. Filmed for the CBC in England, this program takes viewers to Canterbury Cathedral, often called "The Mother Church of English Christendom."

Apr 21, 1963 - The Roaring Deep. Fishing off the south coast of Newfoundland. The program shows the men of the dragger fleet—hard, weatherbeaten, toughened by a life of struggle with wind and salt water as they carry on the winter fishing along the Grand Banks, which stretch seaward 300 miles south and east of Newfoundland.

May 19, 1963 - "Pacific Graveyard" shows the Royal Canadian Navy searching for shipwrecks off the British Columbia coast.

May 26, 1963 - Fields of Battle. The first of a six-part series recreating major struggles of the American War of Independence, the Seven Years' War, and the War of 1812. This first program traces the American attacks on Quebec in 1775. It particularly deals with the forced march from Main to Quebec, made by a force of some 1,000 American troops under a general who was later to achieve fame and notoriety, Benedict Arnold.

Jun 2, 1963 - Fields of Battle. This program outlines the British retaliation up the St. Lawrence River Valley and on Lake Champlain.

Jun 9, 1963 - Fields of Battle. The third in a six-part series recreating major struggles of the American War of Independence, the Seven Years' War, and the War of 1812. This episode covers other events of the American and British conflict culminating with the British defeat at Saratoga.

Jun 23, 1963 - Fields of Battle. The fifth of a six-part series re-creating the major struggles of the American War of Independence, the Seven Years' War and the War of 1812. Today, the history of Fort Niagara from its foundings in the early deeades of the 18th century, through the Seven Years' War and the War of 1812 and up to the present.

Jun 30, 1963 - "Fields of Battle," conclusion. The history of Fort York in Toronto is traced. Harry Mannis is host.

Jul 7, 1963 - Behind the Scenes with the Deep River Boys. A candid view of the lives of the famous nightclub entertainers, as they make appearances in Cleveland, Ohio, and Windsor, Ont.

Jul 14, 1963 - "Saddle for a Stony." Young Wattie Dixon, a member of Eden Valley Stony Indian Reserve in Alberta, dreams of winning an expensive, hand-tooled saddle in a rodeo. Script by W.O. Mitchell, who also narrates.

Jul 21, 1963 - Profile of a Villain. A documentary on the well known wrestler, Dick "The Bulldog" Brower.

Aug 4, 1963 - Roy Thomson, A profile of Roy Herbert Thomson, Canadian newspaper, radio, magazine and television magnate. The 20/20 film includes footage showing Thomson's Toronto birthplace and his country and town homes in England. The 20/20 crew also followed through a day in Thomson's life in England — from breakfast through a subway ride downtown and being picked up by chauffeur to his office building. During the day, Thomson is seen attending two meetings, a luncheon, a Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey, a cocktail party at Lord Alexander's, dinner at the German Embassy, a visit to his town house and his return to his country home where he and close friend Lord Francis Williams, a press expert who writes for the New Statesman, talk about Thomson's business, his life~in England and Thomson's personal values.

Aug 11, 1963 - "Diary of a Frontier Newspaper" begins in 1943, when Margaret Murray founded the Alaska Highway News, a weekly newspaper designed to serve a small community on the Alaska highway.

Sep 8, 1963 - Diary of Two Special Parents. The
program follows the work of two people, Joyce and Art Paynter, who work at a unique institution— Sherwood Hospital in Charlottetown. It is the home for 18 retarded children — an ultra modern ranch-style bungalow with an advanced concept for the care of retarded children. Joyce and Art are two of four sets of people who for eight hours a day are substitute parents supplying the love, affection, discipline and instruction to assist the children in adjusting to their disability.

Apr 5, 1964 - Diary of the Polar Bear Express. A trip through the Ontario northland by a train that takes from six to nine hours on a leisurely journey covering 150 miles.

May 17, 1964 - Diary of a Country School Teacher. Story of Mrs. Morley Somers, who has been a country school teacher for 29 years, and has been teaching at the Sulphur Creek School in the Gilbert Plains district for about 22 years.

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