Vladimir Putin

Whittaker, Sheelagh

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"… in the 90's the focus for Canadian broadcasters has to be on quality program content." A brief history of Canadian television broadcasting. The situation now. The various roles of television. The reliance of Canadian television on American entertainment programming. The impoverished start of Canadian entertainment programming. Money and regulation but no substantial body of work to watch. Some exceptions. How the problem, now endemic, evolved. What to do? How to break through? Some suggestions. Participation and contribution from Canadian Satellite Communications (Cancom): a holistic approach. Ways to invigorate our TV entertainment programming. Why Canadians watch Canadian news; creating a situation wherein Canadians also choose Canadian entertainment.

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