In 1949, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) began producing purely Canadian productions. Throughout the 1950's, most of the television programs being watched in Canada were Canadian shows. However, by the 1980's, most Canadians spent most of their time watching American programs. Although there is much more competition now from our southern neighbors than there was a decade ago, Canada is finally beginning to hold its own in quality television programming. There are many shows on that are Canadian productions, such as "This Hour Has 22 Minutes", a popular show that parodies recent news stories.
Obviously, television programs from the United States occupy the main timeslots on Canadian television. They have bigger stars, bigger budgets, and a bigger audience, so it is no wonder that Canada looks to America for its TV programs. Shows such as "Friends", "Law and Order", and "The Simpsons" are just a few popular US shows that are shown often on Canadian TV.…
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