Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU MARQUIS HOTEL The LetHbtidgc Herald TELEVISION GUIDE FREE EXTERIOR CAR WASH WITH ANY PURCHASE OF S OR MORE GALLONS OF GAS SUPERSONIC CAR WASH THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD FRIDAY. JUNE 2, 1972 LISTINGS FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 3 to JUNE 9, 197 Life on 'The Hill' Ron's specialty When Ron Collister joined the CBC News Service ic 1967, his first assignment was the Con- ference For Tomorrow organ- ized by Premier John Robarts of Ontario. Prior to his new job be had been a newspaper jour- nalist and this was his first confrontation with a TV cam- RON COLLISTER era. Handed a headset, he ner- vously put it on the wrong way but he plunged on regard- lees. Such was his inauspicious Introduction to a new medium, a new audience, and a new ca- reer. Looking at Ron Collister now, en TV's The National, or host- ing the weekly program En- counter, his knowledgeable do- livery, pertinent questions, and relaxed appearance show what the years and experience have done for him since that shaky beginning. His is one of the best known faces on TV, inter- preting what's happening in the nation's capital and dogging the j footsteps of political personal-' Ities. Ron has chalked up a lot of travel miles in his capacity as CBC Parliamentary correspon- dent. In 1970-71, he logged miles, covering the! Commonwealth Asia tour, tak- ing Expo '70 in Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and last year he accompanied j Prime Minister Trudeau on his trip to the U.S.S.R. On this! latter visit, the goodwill and friendliness of the Russians left him with a lasting impression. During Premier Alexei Kosy- gin's visit here last fall, he managed to wangle an exclu- sive interview with him. His coverage of the attack on Kosy- gin was seen on TV sets around the world. Ron Collister was born in Liverpool, England, in 1929. At 16 he joined the Liverpool Eve- ning Express as a cub reporter. Two years later he went into the Royal Air Force, serving for three years. He rejoined the Express, then moved over to the Manchester Daily Express. In 1955, a period of heavy immigration to Canada, he moved here along with many of his friends, and got a job with the Toronto Telegram. His assignments sent him to Eng- land, the Middle East and vari- ous parts of Europe. He moved into the political arena in 1957 when he became an editorial writer with the Telegram. At this t'.me he was awarded a British medal for service as a war correspondent in the Middle East. He covered the 1958 campaign tour of Lester Pearson from his nomination to his victory. In January, I960, the Telegram made him their Washington correspondent, where he cov- ered the rise of John Kennedy. Other big stories he covered firsthand were a Premier Khrushchev rally in East Berlin and the Cuban missile crisis. Returning home to become Ottawa correspondent, he again travelled with .Pearson in 1963 and Opposition Leader JJiefen- baker in 1965; he also reported on the Gerda Munsinger scan- del and the Rivard case. Since joining the CBC, Ron has covered all federal elec- tions, party leadership conven- tions and events on Parliament Hill for CBC-TV News. Ron says he would like to write a book about "The dealing with various levels of government municipal, pro- vincial and federal. But not un- less his present job changes. With his background and ac- cess to inside information, it should be a book worth waiting for. He's also looking forward to some time at his summer cot- tage with his Australian born wife Mary and daughters Judy, 10, and Jenny, 8. He likes to fish in his spare time but thereby hangs another tale. MELBA MOORE HOSTS SERIES Versatile singer- actress Melba Moore (star of the rock musical Hair) co- hosts the Melba Moore Clifton Davis show CBC-TV's new summer music-comedy series to be seen Tuesdays at p.m. for five consecutive weeks. Stratford special Canada's most renowned and successful theatrical enter- the Stratford Festival, OWN PLAY Romain Gary will direct Jean Seberg in Total Danger, his own screenplay. begins its 20th season on the Harris, Alan Bates, some of the banks if Ontario's Avon next many international stars of the banks if 0: month, and on the eve of ning night, CBC-TV presents a. one-hour color special com- memorating the anniversary. Stratford Twenty Years Young, produced arjd directed by Michael Rothery and filmed in Canada and abroad during the past year, will be telecast, Sunday, June 4 at 9 p.m. (on CBC-TV's Sunday at Nine ser- It features the festival's current major star William Hutt as host-narrator, conduct- ing the viewer from the famous thrust stage of the Festival Theatre back in time to its cir- cus-tent beginnings in 1953. Mingled with nostalgic foot- age of the early years are in- terviews with the famous the late Tyrone Gutlirie, the festi- last its first star, Sir Alec Guinness, and Christopher Plummer, Kate Reid, Julie many j Stratford Festival down through tne years. Also appearing in the kaleido- scopic film documentary are: Tom Patterson, who first dreamed the dream which mat- erialized in a Shakespearean festival at Canada's Stratford; Tanya Moiseiwitsch, who de- signed the revolutionary Strat- ford stage (since copied in other world Michael Langham, who succeeded Guth- rie at the Festival helm; to- day's artistic director Jeau Gas- con; Lou Applebaum, who as first musical director composed the now-traditional "fanfares" heralding every performance; as well as three stars of the 1972 Stratford, Kenneth Welsh, val's first artistic director Nicholas Fennel! an.i Carole 1 filmed shortly before his death Shelley. Theatre Canada special Theatre Canada, a CBC-Tv color special on the 1972 festi- val showcasing community the- atre groups from across the country, will be telecast on the network on Saturday, June 3, p.m. The non competitive festi- val, held this year at Saska- toon, in the new Centennial Auditorium, focusses on the best of Canadian community theatre in an atmosphere theatrical activity thst will be reflected in impromptu perfor- mances in the streets, parks and shopping centres by bands, sing- ers and dancers, as well as in the staged productions by the- atrical groups contributing to the more formal part of the festival. The TV special will offer coverage of all aspects of the event, including workshops and discussions. Assessing the success of the 1972 Festival Theatre Canada, and the standard of theatre re- alized by its contributing groups, Scan Mulcahy will be featured on the TV special. Himself a professional actor and the artistic director of Ed- monton's Citadel Theatre, Mul- cahy will assume the role of a professional observer. Also appearing on camera ill be Andrew Allan, dean of broadcast drama in Canada, who officially represents the CBC at the festival, charged with the task of selecting four or five talented recipients of Corporation bursaries. For tbe second consecutive year, the CBC is offering these bursaries to particularly talented people involved in the festival in the areas of acting, playwrighting, directing, lighting, and so on. Since the national theatrical event (formerly the Dominion Drama Festival) became The- atre Canada, and non compe- titive, the CBC presents the bursary recipients with the op- portunity to travel to the Cor- poration's production cenires to observe TV production as a learning experience in their chosen fields (acting, play- wrighting, directing, etc.) Plaque honors Flip WUson NEW YORK CITY, NBC- TV star Flip Wilson was hon- ored recently as 1972 "Broad- caster of the Year" by the In- ternational Radio and Televi- sion Society at a luncheon meet- ing of the IRTS at the PI a z a Hotel here. SIMPSONS-SEARS RECORD OF THE WEEK "FAREWELL TO THE GREYS" 5 75 PIPES AND DSUMS AND MILITARY BAND OF THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS RCA RECORDS STORE HOURS: Open Daily 9 o.m. to p.m. Thursday ond Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Centra Villago. Telephone 328-9531. Record Dopt.