From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:
The difference between good, great and magnificent TV
The response was interesting and intense. A reader suggested that CBC’s cancellation of Intelligence was the cultural equivalent of killing the Avro Arrow program in 1958. A fair point. It underlines that CBC’s dereliction of duty in airing quality, challenging TV had changed the landscape here, for worse and possibly forever. In other responses, blame was laid at the feet of Canadian TV execs, a point already made in the column. Continue reading.