The CBC

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Since 1936 CBC has been Canada’s premier broadcaster of news, sports, entertainment and culture from coast to coast. In fact, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has been identified as being just as important as the railroad in uniting people from coast to coast and forging a national identity. The CBC is a Canadian cultural icon and an important part of every day life for Canadians. After nearly 80 years, CBC continues to go strong!

Today CBC has several television channels, including HD, three radio channels, a massive and interactive website, XM radio station, tablet editions and hundreds of independent programs and movies. In 1932, when the CBC was founded, only radio existed and CBC was the first nationalized coast-to-coast radio station in the country. CBC also has the honour of being Canada’s first television cable channel and a little-known distinction of being the first television station in the world to broadcast a live sports game in 1952, when their extremely popular Hockey Night In Canada radio program made the jump to live tv.

CBC news has covered almost every major event in the world, particularly where Canada is concerned, from the Second World War to the genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda to the war in Aghanistan. CBC News anchors and reporters have won dozens of international awards for journalism excellence and CBC News itself has won international standing for being an amazingly unbiased news broadcaster.

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One of CBC's most popular mini-series documentaries, Hockey: A People's History won several awards.

One of CBC’s most popular mini-series documentaries, Hockey: A People’s History won several awards.

The CBC Corporate HQ in Toronto, Ontario.

The CBC Corporate HQ in Toronto, Ontario.

CBC helped pioneer television broadcasts.

CBC helped pioneer television broadcasts.

CBC in Normandy, 1944.

CBC in Normandy, 1944.

CBC News coverage of the war in Afghanistan.

CBC News coverage of the war in Afghanistan.

CBC is Canada's traditional Olympic broadcaster, although in recent olympiads CBC's biggest competitor, CTV, has been awarded exclusive contracts.

CBC is Canada’s traditional Olympic broadcaster, although in recent olympiads CBC’s biggest competitor, CTV, has been awarded exclusive contracts.

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CBC's The National is Canada's most-watched news program.

CBC’s The National is Canada’s most-watched news program.

CBC Radio in in 1940.

CBC Radio in in 1940.

The Hour with George Stroumbopoulis is a popular current events talk show on CBC.

The Hour with George Stroumbopoulis is a popular current events talk show on CBC.

Matthew Halton was the premier CBC reporter during the Second World War. Imbeded with the forces, his live radio broadcasts from the front lines were listened to by millions of Canadians every night during those dark years.

Matthew Halton was the premier CBC reporter during the Second World War. Imbeded with the forces, his live radio broadcasts from the front lines were listened to by millions of Canadians every night during those dark years.

CBC's most famous television and radio program, Hockey Night in Canada began in 1931 and continues strong today (not including NHL lockouts, of course).

CBC’s most famous television and radio program, Hockey Night in Canada began in 1931 and continues strong today (not including NHL lockouts, of course).

The Rick Mercer Report is the original news satire show, debuting on CBC three years before John Stewart in the United States.

The Rick Mercer Report is the original news satire show, debuting on CBC three years before John Stewart in the United States.

Another popular CBC television show, "Air Farce" is a sketch comedy program.

Another popular CBC television show, “Air Farce” is a sketch comedy program.

One of CBC Television's more popular shows, This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a comedic news parody

One of CBC Television’s more popular shows, This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a comedic news parody

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