The Education of Mike McManus

About the Show

As host of this series, Mike McManus steers away from confrontation, and presents opposite points of view in such a way that the final decision is left up to the viewer. The programs do not attempt to deal with today's or tomorrow's news, but rather concentrate on the basic issues and concerns behind the headlines.

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Mike McManus talks to Margaret Laurence, the acclaimed Canadian author of "The Stone Angel", à Jest of God", and "The Diviners". She discusses her childhood, how she writes, symbolism, and finding one's home.
1976
25:00

Interview: Margaret Laurence

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Mike McManus talks to Margaret Laurence, the acclaimed Canadian author of "The Stone Angel", à Jest of God", and "The Diviners". She discusses her childhood, how she writes, symbolism, and finding one's home.

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Award winning Newfoundland actor and writer Gordon Pinsent.
1976
25:00

Interview: Gordon Pinsent

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Award winning Newfoundland actor and writer Gordon Pinsent.

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Canadian-born Maureen Forrester, the world's most famous contralto, speaks candidly with host Mike McManus about her career and home life.
1976
24:57

Interview: Maureen Forrester

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Canadian-born Maureen Forrester, the world's most famous contralto, speaks candidly with host Mike McManus about her career and home life.

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Novelist, poet, and critic, Margaret Atwood talks about her work and herself.
1976
25:01

Interview: Margaret Atwood

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Novelist, poet, and critic, Margaret Atwood talks about her work and herself.

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What does it take to be a government minister and a politician when a humanitarian disaster strikes?
3:56

Politics in the Time of Disaster

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What does it take to be a government minister and a politician when a humanitarian disaster strikes?

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Mike McManus" guests are Herbert Quinn, professor of political science at Concordia University in Montreal, and Robert McKenzie, head of the Toronto "Star"'s Quebec City bureau. They discuss Quebec's history and culture.
25:00

Memories of Duplessis

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Mike McManus" guests are Herbert Quinn, professor of political science at Concordia University in Montreal, and Robert McKenzie, head of the Toronto "Star"'s Quebec City bureau. They discuss Quebec's history and culture.

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Mike McManus's guest, Dr. Helmut Ruebsaat, says that most middle-aged men go through emotional and physical changes that affect their health, careers, and private lives.
25:01

The Male Change of Life

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Mike McManus's guest, Dr. Helmut Ruebsaat, says that most middle-aged men go through emotional and physical changes that affect their health, careers, and private lives.

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This is a portrait of Lister Sinclair (author/actor/producer) - his years with the CBC and some of his varied interests: music, anthropology and science.
28:50

Interview: Lister Sinclair

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This is a portrait of Lister Sinclair (author/actor/producer) - his years with the CBC and some of his varied interests: music, anthropology and science.

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Edmonton publisher Mel Hurtig discusses the making of Canadian nationalism.
25:00

Interview: Mel Hurtig

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Edmonton publisher Mel Hurtig discusses the making of Canadian nationalism.

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Host Mike McManus is joined by guests Mary Lewis, Heather Macfarlane, and Jim De La Plante who discuss their days at Rochdale, the student college-cum-community in Toronto that folded in 1975.
25:00

The Rise and Fall of Rochdale

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Host Mike McManus is joined by guests Mary Lewis, Heather Macfarlane, and Jim De La Plante who discuss their days at Rochdale, the student college-cum-community in Toronto that folded in 1975.

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Mike McManus talks with author, journalist, and activist June Callwood, who leads an extremely busy life.
28:49

Interview: June Callwood

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Mike McManus talks with author, journalist, and activist June Callwood, who leads an extremely busy life.

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Col. Harland Sanders, founder of the Kentucky Fried Chicken empire, tells host Mike McManus about his life and the circumstances that led to his secret recipe being used in franchises around the world.
25:02

Col. Sanders

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Col. Harland Sanders, founder of the Kentucky Fried Chicken empire, tells host Mike McManus about his life and the circumstances that led to his secret recipe being used in franchises around the world.

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