Monday, October 17, 1977

The CBC Archives website is a treasure trove of audio and video goodness from the CBC’s history. Every time I visit I find something interesting.

Today I stumbled across the page for Monday, October 17, 1977, part of their Days to Remember series because it was the first day that the proceedings of the Canadian Parliament were televised.

You can hear Max Ferguson interviewed by Don Harron on Morningside or watch Rex Murphy interviewed by Peter Gzowski on 90 Minutes Live.

Watching the technically awkward Gzowski clip reminds me just how technically revolutionary The Journal was when it came on the air in 1982. Right off the top of the first episode we got to see big heads of the interviewees projected on the wall of the studio, commonplace today, but an innovation back then. And oh how I loved that theme song.