Related rabble.ca story:
The CBC, and particularly CBC Radio, is easily Canada's most important cultural and public interest institution.
I say this not so much as someone who worked at the Corporation during the glory days of the 1970s and 1980s but, like so many other people, a kid who was brought up in a home that was always watching and listening to the CBC.
Residing in a small village in Nova Scotia, we greatly appreciated the voices and images, ranging from Clive Gilmore's 40-year run of Gilmour's Albums on radio to the hard-nosed journalism of Norman DePoe on TV.
The CBC announced cuts on Thursday and a shift in its priorities from television and radio to digital and mobile services, which will affect supper-hour news broadcasts and programs produced in-house, and will reduce up to 1,500 staff by 2020.
What do you think about the CBC cuts?
The CBC announced cuts to supper-hour newscasts and in-house production in order to shift its focus from radio and television to digital and mobile services.
On Thursday, the CBC reported that the broadcaster's President and CEO Hubert T. Lacroix said, "You're going to see an investment in mobility that's going to rise as the investment in perhaps television ... is reduced."
The "debate" about CBC resonates less and less. It's probably time for the super-verbalizing to end and for CBC to either produce or get off the pot. Consider the despoliation of language in just this recent round. (This doesn't apply, by the way, to CBC Radio, which has an audience that actually cares.)