CBC Television Network

Vacant Lot, The

Aired weekly at various times, from August 1, 1994 to September 26, 1994.
Repeated in November 1995.


Trudeau Memoirs

Aired weekly at 8PM from January 9, 1994 to February 6, 1994.


Side Effects

Aired Friday nights at 8PM from October 14, 1994 to February 9, 1996


Rough Cutz

Aired weekly from January 7, 1994 to April 7, 1997

This half-hour program was produced in Edmonton and aired locally. It was self-described as an “eclectic, off the wall, artsy look at things in the Edmonton Area.” Subject matter would range from visits to the Edmonton Mall, clothing, music, new technologies, visual arts and dance. The show featured street reporters Lisa Buck, Colin Maclean, Chris Nelson, Rosalind Robertson, Jennifer Webber, and Rocky Woodward.

Executive Producer: Bob McLaughlin
Producers: Brent Gilbert, Mike Sutton


Rita and Friends

Aired Friday nights from October 28, 1994 to January 31, 1997 [With repeats]

Rita MacNeil from Big Pond, Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, hosted this hour-long music/variety program. MacNeil was a contemporary folk singer whose style mixed gospel with folk tunes: pop songs with country music. She was very popular on radio and on television. In fact, her show was one of the last variety series to be fully produced by the network. It was cancelled after three seasons in spite of its audience appeal and relatively high ratings.


Human Race, The

Aired weekly from September 4, 1994 to September 25, 1994

This hour-long documentary series chronicled the history of the human race under four categories: consumerism, industrialization, tribalism and patriarchal societies. The series was co-produced by the CBC, the National Film Board and Green Lion Productions.

Episode Titles
1. The Bomb Under The World
2. The Tribal Mind
3. The Gods of Our Fathers
4. Escaping From History

Executive Producer: Catherine Mullins
Director: Anne Henderson


This Hour Has 22 Minutes

Debuted October 11, 1993

Developed by Mary Walsh and Cathy Jones, formerly of the Newfoundland comedy show Codco, this show  adapted the name of one of CBC's most controversial past shows, This Hour Has 7 Days, and gave it a whole new dimension.


Royal Canadian Air Farce

Originating from Toronto, with occasional visits to such far out places as Saint John, New Brunswick, Air Farce was one of CBC’s highest rated

Don Ferguson, John Morgan, Roger Abbott & Luba Goy

programs. It premiered on television on October 8, 1993 after a very successful run on CBC Radio in the 1970s and 80s.Cast: Roger Abbott, Don Ferguson, Luba Goy, and John Morgan (`93 to 2001). Regular guest: Dave Broadfoot. Jessica Holmes, actress and comedienne, was added in late 2003, as a regular cast member, followed later by Alan Park and Craig Lauzon.


Passionate Eye, The

Internationally produced documentaries made up this television series, which debuted in 1993, hosted by Michaele Jean, who was later to become Canada's Governor-General. 

The program ran twice a week on Newsworld and once a week on the CBC Network. The host was Michaelle Jean. The series was dedicated to high-quality and opinionated documentaries.

Later, when the CBC introduced Doc Zone as its flagship weekly documentary series, The Passionate Eye continued on CBC Newsworld.

Written by John Corcelli - February, 2004


Health Show, The

Aired weekly at various times from December 1, 1993 to April 20, 1999.

This half-hour current affairs program was dedicated to everything about human health, from babies to the elderly. The enthusiastic and affable Stephen Hunter, who sought to de-mystify the new sources of information about our health hosted the series. The show offered viewers a less scientific and more practical presentation of health issues, often with a critical perspective.



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