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Documentary series chronicling the lives of famous figures in Canadian history.
December 20, 2010
Train robber Bill Miner (1847-1913), known as "The Grey Fox," is profiled.
July 15, 2010
Comedian Katherine Ryan.
May 3, 2010
Geologist Joseph Burr Tyrrell (1858-1957).
April 29, 2010
Politician William Aberhart (1878-1943), known as "Bible Bill" because of his staunch faith.
April 26, 2010
Ship captain Angus Walters (1882-1968) is profiled.
January 30, 2006
A profile of Canadian physician William Osler (1849-1919).
April 12, 2005
Statesman William Aberhart (1878-1943) is profiled.
May 27, 2004
Strongman Louis Cyr (1863-1912) is profiled.
March 24, 2004
Elizabeth Arden is profiled.
October 5, 2002
Profiled: Marion de Chastelain, who worked as a multilingual translator and courier for an espionage agent during World War II.
September 25, 2002
A profile of engineer Sandford Fleming (1827-1915), who created the worldwide system of Standard Time.
September 11, 2002
A profile of Catholic priest Moses Coady, who helped start the Antigonish Movement in Canada in the late 1920s.
August 29, 2002
Physician and educator William Osler (1849-1919) is profiled.
August 22, 2002
A profile of aviator Marion Orr (1918-95).
August 7, 2002
Former Canadian Governor General Georges Vanier is profiled.
July 25, 2002
A profile of Ontario artist Robert Markle, whose subjects covered a wide range and were frequently controversial.
July 17, 2002
A profile of Samuel Cunard (1787-1865), pioneer of transatlantic steam navigation and owner of the Cunard Line of ships.
July 10, 2002
A profile of convicted spy Fred Rose.
April 11, 2002
Profiled: Ada MacCallum, who ran a brothel in Halifax for decades, despite the strong Presbyterian influence of the city.
April 9, 2002
Profiled: cattle rancher John Ware, a former slave renowned for being a good neighbor and one of the first men to wrestle steers.
March 11, 2002
Profiled: W.A.C. Bennett, B.C.'s former premier, whose approach to politics sparked much debate.
July 19, 2001
Profiling farmer and politician Grant MacEwan, who also wrote about Canadian history and culture.
July 12, 2001
Profiling 19th-century tutor and preacher Joseph Scriven, who wrote the hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”
July 7, 2001
Profiled: controversial cult leader E. A. Wilson, also known as Brother XII, who claimed to be a new-age prophet.
July 5, 2001
Profiling journalist Kathleen “Kit” Coleman, a founding member of the Canadian Women's Press Club and Canada's first accredited war correspondent.
June 21, 2001
Profiled: magician Leon Mandrake, who adjusted his act and persona to keep up with changing times. Included: interviews with his widow and sons, two of whom are now magicians.
May 31, 2001
Profiling newspaper editor Bob Edwards, nicknamed “Eye Opener Bob” and known for challenging public figures he deemed pompous or false.
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