Post by The Horny Goat
Front Page Challenge was a CBC news-related quiz show where 4
panelists (usually Pierre Berton, Gordon Sinclair, Betty Kennedy and a
revolving guest) were given news headlines and a hidden guest who was
connected to the headline and given 30 seconds each to quiz the guest
in an effort to figure out who the hidden guest was.
The show ran for 25+ years in the 60s through 90s (and was considered
iconic in its day) and had some fascinating guests all the way from
Alexander Kerensky through Malcolm X. The Malcolm X show is on Youtube
- I am looking for a copy of the Kerensky show (which I saw live
sometime between my high school junior year and my undergraduate days)
which would have been early 1970s.
Anybody know if it's available anywhere?
The Wikipedia article on Front Page Challenge gave me the idea to check
the CBC archives and a search there turned up an interview of Kerensky
by Charles Templeton, but not a Front Page Challenge clip. (I wonder if
perhaps that's what you actually saw, not an appearance on Front Page
Challenge?) Unfortunately, when I clicked on the Templeton interview, I
got a 404 error. This URL should show the search result:
Maybe you could contact the CBC and see if they could restore that
interview to the website if they still have it? Or, if you're certain
you saw Kerensky on Front Page Challenge, you could ask them to hunt for
that clip and make it available on their website?
Given all the tax money we give to the CBC every year, you'd think they
might actually respond favourably to a viewer request like that if they
still have it.