Historic broadcasts come to life on CBC Digital Archives Website - cbc.ca/archives



    
    -   Stickhandling lessons from Howie Meeker.
    -   The Ku Klux Klan on This Hour Has Seven Days.
    -   A test flight of the Bell Aerospace Rocket Belt.
    -   Lorne Green's wartime "Voice of Doom".
    -   And Jack Bauer, age 3 1/2. Actually, Kiefer Sutherland, age 3 1/2.
    

    TORONTO, March 13 /CNW/ - Canada's most interesting programs, people and
moments have a new online home following today's launch of the completely
redesigned CBC Digital Archives Website at cbc.ca/archives
    Combining a brand new look with thousands of historic radio and
television clips - including many new ones never seen since they were first
broadcast - the completely revamped CBC Digital Archives Website brings
Canada's past to life through a bigger and better web-based experience.
    The award-winning CBC Digital Archives Website is the largest free
broadcast archive in Canada and one of the largest in the world. The site's
first major redesign offers higher quality video and audio. New features and
enhanced design let visitors easily explore an impressive and constantly
growing collection of 12,000 online radio and television clips. As always, the
site is completely free and no registration is required.
    For the first time, the new website brings some of Canada's favourite
radio and television shows back to life by offering collections of full-length
programs. These include CBC Television's provocative and ground-breaking This
Hour Has Seven Days, classic current affairs programs Man Alive and Close Up
and the beloved Howie Meeker Hockey School. From CBC Radio, relive David
Suzuki's 1975 debut on Quirks and Quarks, and from the 50s, there's Kate
Aitken's eclectic blend of homemaking and interviews with international
leaders.
    New interactive features allow visitors to share their memories of the
events behind the clips, and rate the content. And "Guess Who?" challenges
visitors to identify famous Canadians - before they were famous.
    While you're on the site, discover any or all of the 12,000 clips from
CBC and Radio-Canada including: Terry Fox, Leonard Cohen, Nancy Greene, Jim
Carrey, Nelson Mandela, Joni Mitchell, Tommy Douglas, Don Cherry, Margaret
Trudeau, Karen Kain, Mick and Keith, June Callwood, Dr. Henry Morgentaler,
Princess Elizabeth, David Milgaard, Duke Ellington, Georges Erasmus, Manon
Rhéaume, Oscar Peterson, Mackenzie King, Marc Garneau, Malcolm X, June
Callwood, John Diefenbaker, Alan Eagleson, Bonhomme, John and Yoko, Roméo
Dallaire, Woody Allen, Mordechai Richler, Robin Williams, Glenn Gould and
many, many others.
    And coming soon, golden playoff moments from Hockey Night in Canada,
Canadian quizmaster Alex Trebek's bilingual clues on Reach for the Top and
much more.
    Established in 2002, the CBC Digital Archives Website has won the
prestigious Prix Italia and numerous other international awards. The site
offers unprecedented access to over 70 years of Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation programming and will present 2,000 hours of digitized content by
2009. Supported and funded by the Canadian Culture Online program (Department
of Canadian Heritage), the site contains no advertising, requires no
registration and attracts over 600,000 visits monthly.





For further information:

For further information: Shireen Cuthbert, CBC Digital Archives, (416)
205-7738 or shireen.cuthbert@cbc.ca

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