Saturday, November 16, 2019

Public Access Television on the CBC

Tonight's broadcast of Hockey Night in Canada will be without Don Cherry and his "Coach's Corner" segment. Mr Cherry was canned by Rogers Sportsnet -- for good reason -- which will leave now former co-host Ron MacLean to his own devices. Rarely do I bother with a television broadcast of a National Hockey League (NHL) game, but tonight is my night. I await eagerly tonight's first intermission -- the great void.

"Coach's Corner" had always looked like a Community Cable (Public Access) show: A riser and two chairs is all you need for a set, certainly in this case. Time for an upscale? Perhaps Cherry's big mouth was a blessing in disguise.

Rogers has stated they have no concrete plans for a replacement segment.

This all makes me miss Bob Goldham....


DonaldAR said...

I'm tired of you people complaining all the time about our fine Citizen Broadcasting Corporation! Especially when the best you could achieve was making shadow puppets against the walls of your drafty castles, in the light from your fossil fuel fires! Go back to your soggy island, you whiny Limey!

Simon St. Laurent said...

You are a feisty one.

Hey, I support the Ceeb.