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History on the Run: The Media and the '79 Election ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB524123
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Peter Raymont, Simon Riley
Directors:  Peter Raymont
Producing Agencies:  Investigative Productions Inc. (Toronto)
Subject:  Canadian Politics, Documentary, Media Literacy, Politics, Social Issues, Social Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1979
Running Time:  56:45


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History on the Run examines the media's coverage of the federal election of May, 1979. Spanning a three-week period, it is literally filmed 'on the run.' A fascinating look at journalists in action, it is also an opportunity to glimpse political figures behind the scenes and their attempts to manipulate the media.

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