Great Debate, The (Series) (1974-1984)

A lively debate show, moderated by Pierre Berton, The Great Debate featured a wide array of guest debaters, from Canadian nationalist Mel Hurtig to American actress Gloria Swanson. The debaters tackled a new controversial topic each week.

First broadcast in 1974 on Global, the series ran into some financial trouble after a few years on air, went into hiatus and eventually returned briefly in 1983.

Pierre Berton....Moderator

Original Broadcaster(s): Global

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For an in-depth look at CBC programs (1952-82),
Blaine Allan's directory