Broadcast News

CBC's 'The National' Is The Peter Pan Of News

Peter Landry | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada TV
Peter Landry

There was a time, not so long ago, in Canada when we depended on the editorial decisions of a few at the hub of a few daily newspapers and a couple of television stations, notably the CBC and its rival CTV. Rapidly, these sources are becoming like rotary landline telephones. Sure there are people who use them, but with each obituary, they become fewer.

Watching the Watchdog: Telling Them Who's Boss

Tim Knight | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

It's not often that I get to publicly tell three of the big bosses of Canada's main TV news networks that too many of their journalists are lousy storytellers. And have the bosses listen. And even (more or less) agree.

Watching the Watchdog: CTV Bests CBC on National News

Tim Knight | Posted 05.08.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Compared to CBC's The National, CTV offers a cleaner, neater, tighter, better paced, and better-written news program. Even so, there's too much narrating over edits and when that's done, we stop listening to the words for a moment.

Politics, College Sports Now Completely Monetized by Broadcasters

Bill Mann | Posted 11.24.2011 | Canada
Bill Mann

TV money has turned our government into a rancorous, partisan, poisonous money machine. It's turned our campuses into farm teams and training camps for the pros. It's wonderful what our media and broadcasters have wrought.