Marshall McLuhan on CBC TV’s “Take 30” (1965)


Marshall McLuhan Original Airdate : 1965-04-01 

It was afternoon TV for homemakers, but Take 30 assumed women’s interests went beyond recipes and child rearing. The program aired from 1962 to 1984, but may be best remembered for its late ’60s and early ’70s era with hosts Adrienne Clarkson and Paul Soles. The CBC Digital Archives has over 60 clips from Take 30, plus 12 complete shows from 1964 to 1971 with celebrity interviews and topics including teen sex, censorship, pornography and the back-to-the-land movement. 

Adrienne Clarkson talks with June Biggar about antiques. Biggar displays some of the items that are currently on display at the ‘In A Canadian Attic’ exhibit. 

Then, controversial communications theorist Marshall McLuhan is interviewed. His wide-open, often misunderstood statements about our outmoded print-based culture have sometimes made him a synonym for non-communication. 

McLuhan is interviewed by Paul Soles and George Garlock of CBC Information Services about his ideas.  

Click on this link to view video: 

 Paul Soles & Adrienne Clarkson

Note: Adrienne Clarkson served as the Governor General of Canada from 1999 to 2005.

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