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Banff Television Festival

CKUA's studio in 1929 was lined with burlap purchased from a local brewery for $25.The Banff Television Festival is considered one of the top artistic gatherings in the world, and claims to be that medium's artistic and business counterpart of the Cannes Film Festival in France. Founded in 1979, the festival draws international attention with television shows in competition for the Rockie Awards. In 2002, close to 1,000 programs were entered in competition, and 82 nominated for awards in: short drama, social and political documentary, children's programming, arts documentary, comedies, continuing series, animation, sports, information programming, made-for-TV movies, mini-series, history and biography, performance programming, and popular science and natural history.

As well, actors, broadcasters, directors, writers and producers are honoured for lifetime achievement in the television medium. Previous winners include Barbara Frum, Dick Wolf, Norman Jewison, Bea Arthur, Stephen Bocho, Diane English and Walter Cronkite. Practitioners of comedy are also honoured with the Sir Peter Ustinov/Comedy Network Award; past winners include Tracey Ullman, John Cleese, Kelsey Grammer, Bob Newhart, Martin Short and Barry Humphries (a.k.a. Dame Edna).
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News and Current Events #46
Many western Canadian news organizations cover the
festival as part of their arts and entertainment packages.
CKUA, with its interest in the arts, reports on the festival
in its evening news report. This edition of Alberta Today,
broadcast June 4, 1996, features news from the festival,
in addition to an evaluation of a work-in-progress that
garners a less than enthused review.

The day's other stories are:

  • Fish living in streams by Fort McMurray pulp mills have deformities and high levels of mercury.

  • Only female guards will be employed at the Kingston Prison for Women.

  • News and weather.

  • Business Report.

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