...Or your kitchen. Or your den, which could have its own computer within 10 years. This is the communications revolution that will change the way you read, cook, phone, think. Postmaster General Eric Kierans, who’s supposed to keep it under control, knows it will convulse some big institutions — including the good old CBC, which we examine in the next 10 pagesBy WALTER STEWART17 min
For the first time in its 43-year history, the United Church of Canada last August elected a Moderator who was not a professional clergyman. Instead, an outspoken 65-year-old doctor of medicine named Robert McClure was chosen to lead Canada's biggest Protestant communion.
Good to hear from you again after all these many years. Yes, it is indeed I, the old pigtail tease as you put it, who write those television reviews in Maclean’s. That doesn’t mean I know all that’s going on in the CBC; I’m quite sure nobody does.By DOUGLAS MARSHALL13 min
I JUST COULDN’T hack teaching any more, it was as simple as that.” Jan Tennant pulled the hair back from her face and held it with one hand, pulled back like a ballerina’s. “The one thing I need more than anything in the world right now is an elastic,” she said.By JOHN ZICHMANIS13 min
Radio? That’s television without pictures — and for the CBC, too often without an audience. Now it’s Operation Bootstrap for a near-corpse: a fresh new sound, a gamble for survivalBy SANDRA PEREDO12 min
The satellite revolution could render the CBC obsolete — if it does, it’ll be the first thing that ever stopped the corporation’s staff proliferation (from 2,000 in 1950 to more than 9,000 today). From all these spielers and dealers, artists and chartists, we selected six who show the splendid diversity of the CBC typeBy JON RUDDY12 min
ONE DAY WITHIN the next couple of months some holdout householder in Digby or maybe Flin Flon will finally break down and buy himselt a boob tube. Give that man the Logie Baird medal with two McLuhan bars. He'll be the person who completes Canada’s switch from a predominately radio country to a predominately TV country.By DOUGLAS MARSHALL11 min
That’s the way the NHL likes to find and keep hockey players, says the man who organized their Players Association and tries to protect their chances of a good educationBy R. ALAN EAGLESON, told to JACK BATTEN10 min
You need a chafing dish or fondue dish heated by alcohol lamp or equivalent (not a candle — it's not hot enough). Prepare small cubes of raw chicken, some raw fresh shrimp or scallops and other seafoods and meats that will cook (more or less) in three minutes, maximum.By HALTENNANT9 min
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