September 8, 1952 – CBC Television launches in a night that The Globe and Mail reviewed as “cluttered but promising.” Broadcasting from a studio in Toronto, a nervous and excited team of journalists and entertainers offers the first evening’s entertainment. Canadians laugh at a three-puppet sketch featuring the eccentric character Uncle Chichimus. […]

Today in Canadian Art History: CBC Television Debuts [includes video]

CBC is upping their literary game. In addition to regaining the broadcast rights to the Scotiabank Giller Prize (please have a televised red carpet with Joan Rivers this year. Please!) and creating the debate-ridden Reader’s Choice contest that will contribute one nominee to said prize longlist this week they launched […]

How to Spend a Morning on CBC Canada Writes

Symphony Nova Scotia Season Launch 2010 I specifically mentioned in my first article that I would leave the debate on the issues that symphony orchestras are currently facing to the experts, but upon return to Toronto from Halifax, I could not help but report and dig deeper into the successes […]

Accolades: A Canadian Example of Symphonic Success

With the election already heating up, there has been little mention (if you happen to catch it at all) of our country’s cultural sector.  Yesterday on the Q Jian Ghomeshi asked, “…who will speak for support for arts and culture in Canada? None of the major political parties seem to have made arts and […]

Where do the Parties Stand on Arts and Culture in ...

The CBC has announced a five-year deal for an exclusive media partnership with the Giller Prize ceremony, the event which celebrates Canada’s richest literary award for English fiction. The annual Giller gala which celebrates all five finalists before announcing the winner, will begin broadcasting on CBC-TV this November, with possible use of the program on CBC […]

Giller Prize Gala to return to CBC

The country was saddened this week to find out about the passing of one of Canada’s most beloved comedians, Roger Abbott. In celebration of his “enormous skills and gifts,” CBC Television will air Royal Canadian Air Farce Special: A Tribute to Roger Abbott tonight at 9:00 PM (9:30 NT). Here is the […]

CBC to air Royal Canadian Air Farce Special: A Tribute ...

A familiar face to many Canadians, Tina Srebotnjak has spent much of her career in broadcasting, both radio and television. In the 90’s, she hosted CBC’s Midday before moving on to TVOntario’s book show, Imprint from 2000 to 2005. Continuing to follow her passion, she is now the head of […]

Interview with Tina Srebotnjak – Following Her Passion From CBC, ...