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All CBC / Public Broadcasting Articles — 2002

Sep 25, 2002 — News Article

Jane Chalmers appointed VP of CBC Radio

Friends is wary of potential integration of CBC television, radio

Sep 20, 2002 — News Article

CBC must reflect province, execs told by Will Hilliard

Friends’ report, Newfoundland public ask CBC for more local programming

Sep 4, 2002 — News Article

An expensive back yard (editorial)

Despite results of Friends’ poll, more funding for CBC local television is unnecessary

Aug 31, 2002 — News Article

Supporters cite poll to back call for CBC changes

Friends calls for increased CBC funding after poll indicates Canadians want better local television

Aug 30, 2002 — News Article

Anderson jet-lagged, group says by James Adams

Friends belives David Anderson didn’t intend to suggest his department receive more funding than CBC

Aug 30, 2002 — News Article

Lobby group calls for boost in CBC funding

Friends calls for increased CBC funding after poll indicates Canadians want better local television

Aug 30, 2002 — News Article

Canadians' national pride rising: poll by Tony Atherton

Friends’ poll indicates Canadians have high degree of nationalism, confidence in CBC

Aug 29, 2002 — News Release

Troubling News for CBC: Poll

Ipsos-Reid poll finds Canadians believe CBC must improve local, regional service to properly fulfill its mandate

Aug 29, 2002 — News Article

Make CBC stronger in regions: poll

Friends calls for increased CBC funding after poll indicates Canadians want better local television

Aug 29, 2002 — News Article

Majority feel CBC vital to cultural identity: poll by Graham Fraser

Friends calls for increased CBC funding after poll indicates Canadians want better local television

Aug 29, 2002 — News Article

CBC Survey

Friends calls for increased CBC funding after poll indicates Canadians want better local television

Aug 29, 2002 — News Article

Lobby group wants Ottawa to give CBC $250 million more annually, cites poll

Friends calls for increased CBC funding after poll indicates Canadians want better local television

Aug 29, 2002 — News Article

CBC needs more regional programming: survey

Friends calls for increased CBC funding after poll indicates Canadians want better local television

Aug 29, 2002 — News Article

Poll backs CBC getting $250M more a year from Ottawa by Stephen Thorne

Friends calls for increased CBC funding after poll indicates Canadians want better local television

Aug 11, 2002 — Opinion Poll

Broadcasting Issues and Canadian Public Opinion

Addresses Canadian culture and content, the CBC, and media concentration

Jul 15, 2002 — Blog Post

Letter to Minister of Finance Re: Building a New CBC

Manley should provide leadership, commit resources to rebuilding CBC with better local, regional presence

May 17, 2002 — News Article

View from West travelled from Toronto [Letter to the Editor] by Geoffrey Elliot, Vice-president, Corporate Affairs, CanWest Global Communications Corp

CanWest claims Friends statistics are incorrect, and CBC creates less viewing of Canadian programs than Global does.

May 2, 2002 — Policy Brief

Oral Presentation by FRIENDS' Steering Committee member Patrick Flanagan to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in Moncton

Friends says cuts to local programming brought on by insufficient funding are inconsistent with CBC’s mandate, should be reversed.

Mar 16, 2002 — News Article

Taking aim at the CBC by Antonia Zerbisias

Critics who claim the CBC is irrelevant ignore its essential functions

Mar 12, 2002 — Blog Post

Up-date on CBC Television's Supper-Hour Shows (pdf 18KB)

Canada Now newscasts attract smaller audiences - as do shortened regional newscasts

Mar 5, 2002 — News Article

Liberal MP asks for poll to gauge CBC support by Jane Taber

MP believes only “elites” watch CBC, wants poll to find out who supports public broadcaster

Mar 2, 2002 — News Article

CBC should narrow program focus: Asper

Leonard Asper says Canada’s TV regulations should be changed to increase broadcasters’ financial clout, restrict CBC to public-service programming

Mar 2, 2002 — News Article

CanWest seeks new television landscape by Les Perreaux

Leonard Asper says Canada’s TV regulations should be changed to increase broadcasters’ financial clout, restrict CBC to public-service programming

Mar 1, 2002 — News Article

Asper takes aim at broadcasting act by Paul Samyn

Leonard Asper says Canada’s TV regulations should be changed to increase broadcasters’ financial clout, restrict CBC to public-service programming

Feb 10, 2002 — News Article

Elitist TV?

Commons committee should take a serious look at necessity of CBC

Feb 2, 2002 — News Article

The great unwatched

The CBC is an expensive specialty service with a low audience share and should be closed for good

Feb 2, 2002 — News Article

CBC says former executive who wants TV service shut down is out of touch by John McKay

Former Radio Canada International director says CBC has become specialty service, should be shut down and redesigned