From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:
Link: A message to new CBC president Catherine Tait: Commit to great TV, not the ordinary
Far be it from me to join the lineup of pundits offering advice and analysis to Catherine Tait, the incoming CBC president. But, in the matter of CBC English-language TV, there’s an issue: Where’s the great stuff?
This week the legal drama Burden of Truth was renewed by CBC. Why? Seriously, why is this mediocre, generic drama going to go on and on, sucking up money resources and airtime on our public broadcaster? I’m all for fun and entertainment, but this workmanlike series is just that — bland, ordinary stuff. Continue reading.
From CBC News:
Link: Catherine Tait chosen as CBC/Radio-Canada president
Canadian television and film executive Catherine Tait will become the first woman president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada.
Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly will officially announce the appointment this morning in Ottawa.
Tait, 60, will replace Hubert Lacroix, 62, who was selected by then Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s heritage minister, Josée Verner, in 2008. Lacroix was reappointed for a second five-year term in 2012 by Verner’s successor, James Moore. Continue reading.