1960s

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Calling All Children

★★★★

Talented tots from two to twelve moved into the spotlight on CBC Winnipeg's Calling All Children. The show was presented over CBWT-TV weekly with Bill Guest as master of ceremonies and was designed to develop talent of youngsters up to 12 years of age. Singers, musicians and dancers appeared on the show and an invitation was extended to viewers to vote ...

Original Airdates1958-1962
TypeSeries

Camera Canada

★★★★★

Camera Canada was the title the CBC gave to a series of documentary films on contemporary Canada, scheduled periodically throughout the broadcast year. They appeared monthly, approximately, and were often placed into a time slot on Monday evenings. According to Executive Producer Thom Benson, the series spun out of four documentary specials, on the ...

Original Airdates1961-1963
TypeSeries

Camera West

Camera West was a Vancouver-produced summer documentary series with a west coast viewpoint, but covering many aspects of Canadian life. It began its run on the CBC-TV network on July 1, 1964 with the story of British Columbia ghost town. In its final season, the films were presented as part of CBC-TV's centennial documentary series, 20/20.

Original Airdates1964-1967
TypeSeries

Canada 101

Canada 101 was a black and white public affairs program on CTV where issues of national importance were debated and discussed. The program aired for one season on Monday nights.

Original Airdates1967-1968
TypeSeries

Canada 98

Over the last three years of Canada's first century, the CBC prepared and presented twelve documentaries, six on the country's major rivers and six on its natural resources. The hour-long films were broadcast at varying times of the year and at irregular days of the week and hours.

AkaCanada 99; Canada 100
Original Airdates1964-1967
TypeSeries

Canada at War

★★★½

For three years, the National Film Board's Donald Brittain and his associates went through 10,000,000 feet of film taken during the Second World War in an effort to present Canada's role in the war. It took the NFB crew 2,000 hours to look at all the film in order to extract the six hours of prime material they wanted. The result was a 13-part series of ...

Original Airdates1962-1963
TypeSeries

Canada File

Canada File was a series of repeat broadcasts of documentary films and talk or interview programs produced in regional centres: Eye to Eye, from Winnipeg; Live and Learn, from Ottawa; Consensus, from Vancouver; and Let's Face It from Montreal.

Original Airdates1961
TypeSeries

Canada Outdoors

★★★★★

Host Dan Gibson usually presented two films per half-hour program in this daily series designed to attract Canadians' interest in nature and outdoor activities. Subjects included canoeing, the preservation of the muskie, water birds and birds of the forest, and tourist adventures in northwestern Ontario.

Original Airdates1967
TypeSeries

Canada's Story

Produced by the National Film Board, Canada's Story was a series of twenty films that dramatized moments in the history of the country over four hundred years. They ranged from the explorers- John Cabot, Henry Hudson, Samuel de Champlain, Alexander Mackenzie, David Thompson- to military and political conflicts such as the battle of the Plains of Abraha ...

Original Airdates1966
TypeSeries

Canadian Fisherman

Canadian Fisherman was an eight-part series on game fishing in Canada. Each program was produced in a different region and concentrated on the kinds of game fishing in that region. For example, one program from the prairies included a demonstration on how to cook whitefish Indian-style and the British Columbia episode explored the inside passage of the ...

Original Airdates1968
TypeSeries

Caravan

Caravan For three summers, the CBC aired Caravan, a weekly bilingual show that used the format of a circus with Guy Mauffette as ringmaster Monsieur Loyal. The hour-long "live" three-ring circus visited towns in Quebec and Ontario (and the Atlantic provinces in the final season), bringing the excitement of the big top to the boys and girls of that town. Include ...

Original Airdates1960-1962
TypeSeries

Cariboo Country

★★★★½

Cariboo Country was a drama about the people of the fictitious community of Namko, in British Columbia. The first series in 1960 was produced in the CBC Vancouver's small television studio. The later episodes were broadcast as part of CBC's "The Serial" series and included a larger budget. Largely filmed in the magnificent range country of the Chilcotin ...

Original Airdates1960; 1964-1966
TypeSeries

Cartoon Party

Cartoon Party was a program of animated cartoons, introduced by Malcolm the Dog or Leon the Lion.

Original Airdates1959-1962
TypeSeries

Case for the Court, A

Case for the Court, A A Case for the Court was a series produced by the CBC in co-operation with the Canadian Bar Association. Each case opened with the host, Gil Christy, talking to witnesses (played by actors), then the scene shifted to a make-believe courtroom where two real lawyers argued a case before a real magistrate or judge. Four panelists then discussed the argumen ...

Original Airdates1960-1962
TypeSeries

CBC Championship Curling

★★★★½

Besides regular coverage of Canadian and international curling, the CBC sponsored an annual bonspiel. CBC edited and broadcast the matches on Saturday afternoons in the winter. CBC Championship Curling changed its name to CBC Curling Classic in 1973.

AkaCBC Curling Classic
Original Airdates1966-1979
TypeSeries

CBC Championship Tennis

★★★★★

Six of the world's top amateur tennis players competed in two round-robin competitions in 1967 and 1968. The players in the 1967 series included Ronald Barnes, Manuel Santana, Nikola Pilic and Roy Emerson. The players in 1968 were Samanathan Krishnan, Tom Okker, Manuel Santana, Thomas Kock, Vic Seixas and Mike Belkin. Each week through, two of these six ...

Original Airdates1967-1968
TypeSeries

CBC Sports Presents: Championship Water Polo

★

These water polo tournaments were held at the Pan Am Pool in Winnipeg. The contestants were teams from Vancouver, Montral, Edmonton, Hamilton, Toronto, and the host city. Like other CBC television tournaments, the matches were edited to fit a time slot, and usually joined in progress.

AkaWater Polo
Original Airdates1967-1968
TypeSeries

CBC Weekend

★★★★

CBC Weekend was CBC-TV's flagship series in Information Programming when it debuted with the Saturday Edition following the Hockey Night telecast on Oct 11, 1969. The Sunday Edition premiered on Oct 12, 1969. The series was produced in colour right from the start. CBC weekend had full access to the world-wide news gathering and reporting facilities o ...

AkaWeekend
Original Airdates1969-1973
TypeSeries

Centennial International

Centennial International was a four-week variety series which saluted Canada's various national groups. Part one featured Italian singer Sergio Franchi in a salute to the people of the Mediterranean. Part two was a Salute to the United Kingdom and Ireland, starring Barry Morse and George Murray with the Emerald Isle Step Dancers, the 48th Highlanders Ba ...

Original Airdates1967
TypeSeries

Centennial Performance

In 1967, International Nickel presented three hour-long television shows, under the title "Centennial Performance." Six young Canadian artists were selected to appear, all of whom received an International Nickel $2,500 Centennial Scholarship to further their careers. The programs were seen over the English and French CBC Networks, and also featured Geo ...

Original Airdates1967
TypeSeries

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