Crightonism: I certainly remember tuning in to City TV for the Baby Blue movies. Years later when I drew the first of my three versions of the station (Queen Street East) I went down there to show the art to one of the producers who thought it needed some changes. At that time the owner Moses Znaimer happened to walk by and had a look which inspired him to say "This fellow is the artist, if that's the way he sees our facade, that's the way it stays" and that's the artwork you see here. Many of these prints went to employees who moved on the other jobs in the media. John Roberts went eventually to CNN and his print is hanging in his office in Atlanta.
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Pam's Memory: I worked in the film business when CITY was here - Queen near Jarvis - and I used to walk news reels over to Gord Martineau. CITY then moved to the Queen near Spadina location that it occupied until recently. My boyfriend at the time, a video artist, had a studio there until he was evicted for when CITY TV moved in. A Space and General Idea were also in that building.
Remember Much Music and The New Music the first VJ's in Canada - Denise Donlan, Laurie Brown, Jeanne Beker and Daniel Richler (Mordecai's son). Denise went on to lead CBC, Laurie has had a very successful career as a music journalist ( and she also turned up in a meditation class I started going to in 2004 where we became friends and devoted meditators!).