The CBC said today the majority of its scheduled television programming in December will remain unaffected despite a strike by members of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union. CBC Radio programming will be largely unchanged.
Originally posted on December 8th, 2001
During the strike CBC Television will maintain a stable schedule, offering three comprehensive news programs at 6:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. respectively. As well, Saturday’s Hockey Night In Canada will remain intact.
“CBC Television is committed to maintaining the high-quality programs Canadians have come to expect from their national public broadcaster,” said Slawko Klymkiw, Executive Director of Network Programming for CBC Television. “As December’s schedule is made up of mostly holiday programs, CBC’s programming schedule and themed evenings will remain intact.”
“CBC-TV will continue to cover major national and international news events,” Klymkiw said. “During the strike our international news coverage will be unaffected, but there will be no local or regional news and the level of our domestic coverage will be reduced.”
CBC Newsworld will provide newscasts regarding matters at home and around the world at the top of every hour, 24 hours per day.
CBC Radio One will continue to play its leadership role in news and current affairs, bringing Canadians live late breaking news and information all day long. CBC Radio Two’s mandate of reflecting the cultural life of Canada, through classical music and jazz, will also remain largely unaffected.
“The millions of Canadians who rely on CBC Radio on a daily basis will find the program schedules largely unchanged,” said Adrian Mills, Executive Director of Programming, CBC Radio.
Throughout the strike, audiences can get up-to-date program information by calling the CBC’s toll-free information line at 1-866-306-4636, or by checking the CBC’s web site at cbc.ca