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1979 in Canadian television

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List of years in Canadian television

The following is a list of events affecting Canadian television in 1979. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches.


Date Event
February 26 CBC Television broadcasts live coverage of the total solar eclipse that occurred over the Canadian prairies and parts of what is now Nunavut (originally the eastern parts of Northwest Territories).
March 21 Juno Awards of 1979.
May 22 Live coverage of the 1979 Canadian election airs on all the main networks.


Show Station Premiere Date
The Great Detective CBC Television January 17
You Can't Do That on Television CJOH-TV February 3
Romie-0 and Julie-8 CBC Television April 14
Smith & Smith CJOH-TV May 2
Read All About It! TVOntario
Cities CBC Television
Flappers September 21
The Littlest Hobo CTV October 11

Ending this year

Show Station Cancelled
Canada After Dark CBC Television January 26
The Magic Lie March 28
Science Magazine April 15
A Gift To Last December 16
Celebrity Cooks Global Unknown

Television shows




TV movies

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Television stations


Date Market Station Channel Affiliation Notes/References
September 3 Toronto, Ontario CFMT-TV 47 Multicultural independent [1]
Unknown Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec CFEM-TV 13 TVA [2]

Network affiliation changes

Date Market Station Channel Old affiliation New affiliation Source
Unknown Vancouver, British Columbia
(Licensed to Bellingham, Washington, USA)
KVOS-TV 12 CBS Independent (primary)
CBS (secondary)
Most CBS programs on KVOS-TV (with a few exceptions) were dropped by the station due to complaints made by Seattle-based KIRO-TV, which is also carried on Vancouver-area cable systems.

See also


  1. ^ “CFMT-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  2. ^ “CFEM-DT Station History”. Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved February 12, 2019.

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