Tune in live today from 4 to 6pm EDT for a live, interactive webcast on the Future of the CBC. Hosted by Friends of the CBC.
In less than three months, 'free' over-the-air CBC TV will soon be history for everyone outside of 27 major Canadian centres -- unless communities act and organize quickly.
Tonight's event includes performances by Dan Mangan and Hannah Epperson - among many others.
Watch live on Monday as Canada's leading thinkers, innovators, media makers and musicians come together in a conversation that reimagines the CBC in the digital era.
The future looks bleak for the CBC as we know it. The public broadcaster is facing a 12 per cent ($115 million) cut in its government funding.
One of the casualties of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's 2012 budget was the CBC. The network faces a 10 percent cut in funding over the next 3 years.
May 7, 2012 to May 8, 2012
The Vogue Theatre
918 Granville StreetV6Z 1L2 Vancouver , BC
Canada49° 16' 48.4176" N, 123° 7' 18.0264" W
British Columbia CA
An interactive event bringing together professionals, experts, media innovators, citizens and more that will add new energy to the CBC and help articulate a fresh vision for public media in Canada.
Even though one of Montreal's most respected journalists decided to step out of the media spotlight and head a non-profit organization, it's not the last you'll hear from Anne Lagacé-Dowson.
David J. Climenhaga
Today there is no joy in Mudville -- whether that place is located in the town of Okotoks or at 24 Sussex Drive -- for the Mighty Flanagan has struck out.
What is more public: the CBC or the Internet? Maybe what we need is a distinction between public broadcasting, which is a mere matter of who formally owns a network, and public media.