Memo to Champlain (Special) (1958)

Memo to Champlain
The completion of the CBC network link from Sydney, N.S. to Victoria was heralded with this special broadcast July 1, 1958. Memo to Champlain was the CBC's first live coast-to-coast TV transmission. The 90-minute bilingual program featured CBC hosts Joyce Davidson and René Lévesque following Canada's history since the landing of explorer Samuel de Champlain. Prime Minister John Diefenbaker appeared on the program, which closed with a tribute to Canadian bush pilots.

Joyce Davidson....Host
René Lévesque....Host
John Diefenbaker

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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