At Issue
Episode Number
Conflict with Canada
Producing Organization
National Educational Television and Radio Center
Contributing Organization
Library of Congress (Washington, District of Columbia)
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Episode Description
The program examines U.S. Canadian relations with respect to economic strains between the two countries, and Canadas desire for national identity and for a better way of life. Camera crews traveled to Toronto, Windsor and Ottawa to interview top Canadian government leaders, Canadian newspaper columnists, and automobile plant employees. The host is Brian Moor, for eleven years a Canadian report and novelist, who now lives in New York. He wrote the Life-World article on Canada, released in October, 1963. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for Literature. Several of his books have been dramatized on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television network. Guest include: Foreign Minister Paul Martin of Canada, who has served in government positions since 1935 as a member of Parliament, -- assistant to the Minister of Labor, as the Secretary of State, as the Minister of National Health and Welfare, and as a delegate to the United Nations Assembly; Finance Minister Walter Gordon of Canada, who assisted in organizing his countrys Foreign Exchange Control Board, assisted in Canadas deputy minister of finance 1940-42, served on the Royal Commission of Canadas Economic Prospects in 1955, and was chairman of the national executive committee of the Canadian Institute on International Affairs from 1951-56; Former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, leader of the opposing Conservative Party in Canada and an authority for his party on foreign affairs, has served in Canadian government positions since 1919. He has been a Member of Parliament since 1940; U.S. Congressman Cornelius Gallager (D-New Jersey) who will represent the House at the January 15, 1964 Inter-Parliamentary Conference on the United States and Canada in Washington, DC; Sperry Lea, research director at the Canadian-American Institute in Washington, DC; Frank Underhill, dean of Canadian historians; James Eayrs, professor of political science, University of Toronto; Angus Munro and John Lindblad, journalists with the Windsor Star, Windsor, Canada; Harry McNeill, journalist with the Toronto Globe, Toronto Canada. Running Time: 28:59 (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
Other Description
At Issue consists of 69 half-hour and hour-long episodes produced in 1963-1966 by NET, which were originally shot on videotape in black and white and color.
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Talk Show
Global Affairs
Politics and Government
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Executive Producer: Perlmutter, Alvin H.
Guest: Martin, Paul
Guest: Eayrs, James
Guest: Diefenbaker, John
Guest: Gallager, Cornelius
Guest: Underhill, Frank
Guest: McNeill, Harry
Guest: Lea, Sperry
Guest: Lindblad, John
Guest: Munro, Angus
Guest: Gordon, Walter
Host: Moor, Brian
Producer: Zweig, Leonard
Producing Organization: National Educational Television and Radio Center
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047531-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 2 inch videotape
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047531-2 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 1 inch videotape: SMPTE Type C
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047531-3 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: U-matic
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047531-4 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Master
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047531-5 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Copy: Access
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Chicago: “At Issue; 14; Conflict with Canada,” 1964-01-06, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed August 19, 2022,
MLA: “At Issue; 14; Conflict with Canada.” 1964-01-06. Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. August 19, 2022. <>.
APA: At Issue; 14; Conflict with Canada. Boston, MA: Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from