Talk:The National (TV program)

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Re Earl Cameron on the Trans-Canada Network of CBC Radio. In fact, during the 1944-1962 period when the CBC English radio network was split, the Dominion Network was the main network, reaching small towns as well as large cities. The Trans-Canada Network offered "lighter programming", and did not reach all of Canada. When CBC reached the north in 1958-1959, it was the Dominion network that did so.

The Trans-Canada's anchor station in Ontario was CJBC-AM, which became redundant in 1962, and was later converted to the French language, later becoming the originating station of a network of repeaters on the AM and FM bands. Until 1962, one Trans-Canada affiliate was CHLO St. Thomas, while CFPL in London, which was the Dominion affiliate during that 18-year-period, continued as the CBC's affiliate in London until 1978.

Knowlton Nash era[edit]

Are you sure he left The National in 1988? According to numerous CBC archive videos, I'm sure he left the chair in 1992.

Nash was a frequent substitute for Mansbridge early in the latter's tenure. - Another anon.

Presentation 2006[edit]

Isn't the typeface DIN 1451? --moyogo


It'd be interesting to dig up some ratings of the National compared to CTV or Global news... Cacofonie 03:55, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

CTV and Global News both consistently garner higher ratings and more viewers: —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:24, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

The National in HD?[edit]

I heard on the main CBC article that The National was going to go HD later this year, could we get some sources on that? ViperSnake151 00:38, 21 June 2007 (UTC)


Is the 22.00 ET edition a mere replay/rebroadcast of the 21.00 edition seen live on CBC Newsworld and the Atlantic region? -- (talk) 12:58, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Name change[edit]

With the rebranding on Monday it appears that the the name of the show has changed from CBC News:The National back to just "The National"? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:55, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

The show is still officially called "CBC News The National". Canada Jack (talk) 13:57, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Everything at leads me to believe that the official name is simply The National, though I can't find any official documents, press releases, etc that specifically state the official name. If you can provide a ref with the most official name, then the page should be located there (within reason; Wikipedia:Naming conventions still apply). -M.Nelson (talk) 15:49, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

I work at CBC and do some of the promos for The National. The colon was dropped, but otherwise the name is officially "CBC News The National," though we are now more free to call it simply "The National," hence the confusion. Go to [1] and "Featured news programs," and you will see the new colon-less title there and in the drop-down list. Canada Jack (talk) 15:55, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Interesting; must be cool to work for CBC in that area. On topic, do you think that it would be appropriate to just change the title in the prose ("CBC News The National is the CBC's flagship national television newscast."), or should the article in fact be moved to CBC News The National? I'd lean towards keeping it where it is presently (with prose change above) as it is the most commonly used form. -M.Nelson (talk) 16:37, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

I'd say that everyone pretty well now calls it "The National," so it's fine to call it that, though the official name is "CBC News The National." Might simply call it "The National," with a note somewhere that its full title is "CBC News The National", much as the current president is called Barack Obama even though his full name is not that. Canada Jack (talk) 18:06, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

The title in the intro reflects this now. -M.Nelson (talk) 19:35, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Still in the lede but since the show is being promoted as The National (and given the CBC guy's comments) I think the title of the article should be The National. (talk) 23:17, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Howabout the standing up news? Anyways, the National is the common name. GoodDay (talk) 22:45, 7 November 2009 (UTC)