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O Canada CBC Signoff Today (July 1) is Canada Day! Canada is now 141 years old. Allow me a little leeway to show my national pride. This is a pretty cool clip. It's the signoff which CBC Television used to conclude its broadcasting day. It blends O Canada with some native music while showcasing some of Canada's people, places, and natural beauty.
Tags: CBC  O  Canada 
Added: 1st July 2008
Views: 3137
Posted By: Lava1964
Jayne Mansfield Interview 1957 - Blonde bombshell Jayne Mansfield affirms she'd rather be an actress than a star. On this CBC-TV clip from "Tabloid" the pin-up legend discusses her meteoric rise to fame.
Tags: Jayne  Mansfield 
Added: 11th June 2009
Views: 3041
Posted By: Carl1957
Canada Wins Gold Medal Time out for a little personal patriotic pride: Canada finally won its first Olympic gold medal today at the 2008 Beijing Olympics! It was won by 48-kilogram female freestyle wrestler Carol Huynh. She is the daughter of Vietnamese refugees who came to Canada in 1978. With the help of a church in Hazelton, British Columbia (population 1,500), the Huynhs managed to raise Carol and four other children. Carol's parents and husband were in attendance when she won her gold medal. Here's a CBC News clip of the happy event.
Tags: Carol  Huynh  gold  medal  Canada  wrestling 
Added: 16th August 2008
Views: 1223
Posted By: Lava1964
Maurice Richard Riot The most shameful incident in Canadian sports history occurred on March 17, 1955. A riot broke out during a Montreal-Detroit NHL game at the Montreal Forum and quickly spread to the streets. The fans were angrily reacting to the suspension of their hero, Maurice Richard. This is a CBC news clip that aired on the 50th anniversary.
Tags: hockey  Maurice  Richard  riot 
Added: 28th November 2008
Views: 1428
Posted By: Lava1964
The Great White North "eh?" cuckoo and Good Day -Bob and Doug McKenzie...You remember that? "The Great White North" -Bob and Doug McKenzie are a pair of fictional Canadian brothers who hosted "The Great White North", a sketch which was introduced on SCTV for the show's third season when it moved to CBC Television in 1980. (Bob is played by Rick Moranis and Doug is played by Dave Thomas.) I always, thought they were drunk or getting there, what do you think(cuckoo)?? GOOD DAY Eh? 143
Tags: eh?    143  cuckoo  Flats  Good  Day! 
Added: 31st March 2009
Views: 2185
Posted By: mia_bambina
2002 Olympic Hockey Gold Medal Game Here are the highlights of the men's Olympic hockey final between Canada and the United States from the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The commentator is Bob Cole of CBC.
Tags: Olympics  hockey 
Added: 25th April 2009
Views: 1426
Posted By: Lava1964
New Coke Debut 1985 This is a 1985 CBC report on the introduction of the less-than-beloved New Coke. I'm cynical enough to believe this whole New Coke business was a carefully orchestrated plot. Coca-Cola got millions of dollars of free advertising out of their self-made controversy.
Tags: New  Coke 
Added: 3rd May 2009
Views: 1334
Posted By: Lava1964
The Insiders Here is an opening sequence for the 1985-6 ABC TV series The Insiders which starred Nicholas Campbell and Stoney Jackson. The show aired Wednesday nights at 8PM and ran for 13 episodes. Nicholas Campbell would later star in the CBC(Canada) series Da Vinci's Inquest which ran a total of 91 episodes from 1998-2005
Tags: Insiders 
Added: 13th August 2009
Views: 1966
Brian Spencer - Hockey Tragedy On December 12, 1970 Brian Spencer was elevated from the minor leagues to the Toronto Maple of Leafs of the NHL. Prior to the Leafs' game versus Chicago, Spencer phoned his father, Roy, in British Columbia to tell him the good news and advise him to watch that evening's Hockey Night In Canada broadcast on CBC television. When the elder Spencer attempted to watch the game, though, he discovered the CBC affiliates in British Columbia were showing the Vancouver Canucks' home game versus California instead of his son's game from Toronto. Incensed, Roy drove 85 miles to the nearest CBC affiliate in Prince George, BC. Threatening several employees at gunpoint, he demanded the station switch its coverage from the Canucks' game to Leafs' game. The station complied. However, when Roy Spencer attempted to leave the television station, he got into a gun battle with police and was shot and killed. The feisty Brian Spencer spent nearly a decade in the NHL, but descended into a lifestyle of cocaine addiction afterward. He himself was shot to death at age 38 in a drug deal gone wrong in Florida on June 3, 1988.
Tags: Brian  Spencer  hockey  father   
Added: 12th October 2009
Views: 1565
Posted By: Lava1964
Benny Hill Before cable television we only had the three networks and channel 50 uhf. Then there was CBC channel 9 Windsor, Canada. Withe the Winter Olympics coming up in a few days I know what channel I'll be watching most. Channel 9 used to be only in the Windsor area now it is National. It stirred up a few people to say the least.
Tags: Benny  Hill 
Added: 10th February 2010
Views: 1871
Posted By: Marty6697

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