Around the time that CBC ran its “Greatest Canadian” program, I discovered the CBC’s online archives. It’s a phenominally rich online goldmine in which the CBC has opened up its vaults of audio and video footage of historical events and people from the last six decades, for public consumption.
The library is extensive! It includes hundreds of great categorized reports including the ones on:
- Terry Fox
- Oscar Peterson
- Major League Baseball comes to Canada
- VE Day
- US Presidential visits to Ottawa
- The Ice Storm of 1998
The latest addition is a feature called Inventing the Internet Age, which follows the evolution of the Internet from the ArpaNet in 1970 through to MP3s in 1998.
Thank you to Michael Geist for drawing my attention to this latest addition to the CBC online archives.