Through the Eyes of Tomorrow

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Through the Eyes of Tomorrow
Genreyouth variety, public affairs
Presented byvarious
Country of originFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons4
Production
Producer(s)Neil Andrews
Perry Rosemond
Running time30-60 minutes
Release
Original network CBC Television
Original release9 January 1966 
29 June 1969

Through the Eyes of Tomorrow was a Canadian variety and public affairs television series for youth which aired on CBC Television from 1966 to 1969.

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Premise

This series combined journalism, music and drama for a youth audience.

During its first run in 1966, the series was hosted by Paul Saltzman and Janet McQuillin. Each episode featured a given theme such as music, sex, drugs or overseas work. [1] Personalities such as Peter Kastner, Richard J. Needham and Ed Thigpen appeared during the 1966 season.

In the following year, Saltzman continued with the series as a reporter and writer. However, episodes featured a changing roster of numerous hosts such as Rex Hagon and Jennifer Leak. Featured subjects included the Company of Young Canadians, Expo 67 and the Vietnam War.

The 1968 episodes were hosted by Brant Frayne, Carol Hunter and Wayne Thompson.

The final episodes in 1969, hosted by Stephen Foster, included an interview with Jimi Hendrix. [2]

Scheduling

This series was broadcast on Sunday afternoons for an hour in the 1966 season, the half-hour episodes for the remaining seasons.

SeasonAir datesTimeNotes
19669 January10 July2:00 p.m.Hour-long episodes
19678 January18 June4:30 p.m.
196821 January30 June4:30 p.m.
196923 February13 April3:30 p.m.
20 April29 June4:30 p.m.

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References

  1. Corcelli, John (May 2005). "Through the Eyes of Tomorrow". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  2. "Experience Jimi Hendrix". Through the Eyes of Tomorrow. CBC Digital Archives. 23 February 1969. Retrieved 19 May 2013.