University of the Air (TV series)

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University of the Air
CTV University.PNG
Genre Distance education
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Running time 30 minutes each
Production company(s) Various affiliates for CTV
Original network CTV
Picture format 4:3
NTSC color
Original release 1966 – 1983

University of the Air was a daily distance education television program seen early mornings on the CTV Television Network in Canada between 1966 and 1983; prior to the establishment of 24-hour broadcasting, in most regions it was the first program aired each day, usually at 5:30 or 6 a.m., though it would also turn up at other times. Each episode consisted of a lecture given by a university instructor. Individual episodes of this series were produced locally by CTV affiliates nationwide, for national broadcast on the CTV network under national co-ordinator Nancy Fraser.

Previous lectures of this series were also broadcast on TVO and CHCH-TV Hamilton, both as part of TVO's educational television schedule.[1]

It was best remembered for its opening/closing title sequence, consisting of a black-bordered hexagonal kaleidoscope background and eerie electronic theme music.

In October 2014, the Dalhousie University Archives posted a number of complete episodes dating from 1976 to YouTube featuring Dalhousie lecturers.[2]

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