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By Mary Jane Miller

The 1st half Rewind and seek seems on the makers -- the manufacturers, administrators, writers, tale editors, and actors -- whereas the second one part bargains with the decision-makers, concerns, coverage, and ethos that have an effect on the making of CBC tv, together with drama. Miller will pay specific recognition to the ways that courses have been encouraged through evolving viewers expectancies, technological advances, and alterations in coverage, body of workers, and the company constitution of the CBC. With extra cutbacks and a transformation of mandate looming at the horizon, the CBC is at a crossroads. Rewind and seek unearths the worth of tv drama as a tremendous a part of our Canadian background, a component that are supposed to no longer be neglected.

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3i Directing Wojeck was clearly influenced by the documentary tradition of the NFB and the CBC. " MJM to TILL: In The National Dream, the dramatized segments were knitted into the documentary sequences. How did that work? Such a hybrid must have been very difficult to create in terms of achieving a single vision. TILL: I think it would have worked better if all the narration had been done after the drama had been assembled. What happened was that frequently there would emerge from the drama the very essence of what Pierre Berton was talking about as a narrator.

There was a point where they just got tired of bucking the setup. A lot of it had to do with the fact that they had to look south, because the facilities and the money were there. Also they felt they were wanted. M J M : But the Canadian talent often didn't have the same freedom in the States as they had on the CBC in the 19605. WEBSTER: No, but they had the money. When we were all starting, we were all pretty well of the same age. We were all trying to have a family, we were all trying to buy a house.

We brought in international stars. Herb had a great sense of showmanship. 17 Directing MJM: But he had the confidence, as you did, in the Canadian playwrights? NEWMAN: After a great deal of work. We went crazy getting it. MJM: Len Peterson's Fire and Ice ended up being very visual. One by Arthur Hailey, The Seeds of Power (directed by Paul Almond), was about sabotaging a nuclear power plant in India. It was very visual, the camera was all over the place - lots of suspense. Panic at Parth Bay by Lester Powell, directed by Harvey Hart, dealt with a nuclear accident and the contamination of the technicians.

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