25 Years of 22 Minutes - An unauthorized oral History of This Hour Has 22 Minutes - Angela Mombourquette - Hard Cover

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 As told by cast members, staff, and guests

The final chaotic season of CODCO had just wrapped when Mary Walsh sat down at a Toronto bistro with George Anthony, then creative head of CBC TV’s arts programming, and Michael Donovan, of Halifax’s Salter Street Films. She’d been thinking about a news-based comedy show - did they think that would fly? They did. That was the early ‘90s, Twenty-five seasons later; hundreds of thousands of Canadians continue to tune in weekly to This Hour has 22 Minutes for its unashamedly Canadian take on politics and power.

25 Years of 22 Minutes takes readers backstage to hear first-hand accounts of the show’s key moments-in the words of the writers, producers, and the cast members who were there. From Rick Mercer’s earliest “Rants” and the accidental success of “Talking to Americans” to Marg Delahunty’s artful ambushing of politicians and celebrities of all stripes, readers will have a front-row seat to the birth of the show- including a crisis that producers scrambling in the very first episode- and an insider’s take on the very first episode-and on insider’s take on the highs, the lows, and the daily grind behind the scenes at 22 Minutes

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