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A Tale of Three Cities


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2: Montreal
' Canada appears to be drifting almost irrevocably towards disintegration....' Stark words from a Canadian TV reporter commenting on the country's gravest crisis: separatism.
In the second of this series looking at the impact TV is having in cities in conflict, Robert MacNeil returns to Montreal where he spent part of his childhood and witnessed the clash between French and English which led to the present crisis.
Montreal is one of the world's most Tv-saturated cities. It has 21 channels. During the future referendum which will decide whether Quebec separates from Canada, TV's role will be crucial. Already the national network has been accused of not contributing enough to national unity and its French service of separatist bias. Whatever the fate of the nation, television will be deeply involved.
Series editor FRANK SMITH Assistant producer JOHN WILLIAMS


Unknown: Robert MacNeil
Editor: Frank Smith
Producer: John Williams
Producer: Maryse Addison

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A Tale of Three Cities

BBC Two England, 14 April 1978 22.00

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