Journal, The (Series) (1982-1992)

Journal, The
The decision to revamp CBC Television's prime-time format involved moving the 11 p.m. The National newscast to a new slot an hour earlier, putting it in direct competition with Dynasty and Hill Street Blues.

The National would then be followed by an innovative 38-minute current affairs program called The Journal, hosted by not one but two women: Mary Lou Finlay and Barbara Frum.

The Journal launched on Jan. 11, 1982 and became a huge success. Each night, it consistently pulled in 2.5 million viewers across Canada, far exceeding everyone's expectations.

Bill Cameron .... Documentary reporter/producer (1983-1992)
Mary Lou Finlay
Barbara Frum

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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For an in-depth look at CBC programs (1952-82),
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