Media

CHCH-TV Special: Hamilton 1971

By RTH Staff
Published June 04, 2012

this blog entry has been updated

CHCH-TV has a special report from June, 1971 on its YouTube channel, commemorating the 125th anniversary of Hamilton:

The report runs 1 hour and 25 minutes and traces the history of Hamilton since the 18th century through the postwar 20th century period.

Update: the link to this video was sent to RTH by M. Adrian Brassington. RTH regrets the oversight in attribution for finding the link.

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By CouldaWouldaShoulda (anonymous) | Posted June 04, 2012 at 06:27:37

...and of most relevance to RTH readers is the portion that begins at the 1:16:30 mark, dealing with 'Civic Square' aka 'Lloyd D. Jackson Square'.

(Yeah, I'm preparing my reponses to the anticipated comments already. LOL)

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By 41 (anonymous) | Posted June 04, 2012 at 07:54:26

Almost a year after upload and 1,063 views. Viral!

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By CouldaWouldaShoulda (anonymous) | Posted June 04, 2012 at 07:57:54 in reply to Comment 77910

OT:

Interesting comment. I wonder what the threshold is for 'viralability' where length of video is concerned.

Would 'Shoah' go viral...?

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By 41 (anonymous) | Posted June 04, 2012 at 08:10:21 in reply to Comment 77911

Obvs the 90-minute runtime is a barrier to entry. Anyone who has tried to lure people out to a civic action meeting with a runtime of 1-2 hours knows that you're moistly preachinmg to the converted. I take the 1,063 as being a measure of deep interest.

It varies, obviously. The Tree of Life managed a respectable box office showing despite a run time of two and a quarter hours. But then the CHCH special didn't include Brad Pitt and some dinosaurs.

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By DowntownInHamilton (registered) | Posted June 04, 2012 at 08:20:05

Thanks for posting a link to this. It was fascinating to watch this, especially with the interviews of those from long ago city councils, and to see what their opinions and visions were, and how that has shaped Hamilton, rightly and wrongly.

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By Mahesh_P_Butani (registered) - website | Posted June 04, 2012 at 11:27:09

Thank you M Adrian Brassington for sharing this wonderful video of Hamilton's history with all! It sure helps in placing our current conversations in context.

Note: Correct attribution of sources and contributors are critical to maintaining a healthy public discourse.

Comment edited by Mahesh_P_Butani on 2012-06-04 12:19:19

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By adrian (registered) | Posted June 04, 2012 at 20:26:22 in reply to Comment 77926

Thank you M Adrian Brassington for sharing this wonderful video of Hamilton's history with all!

Wait a second - M. Adrian shared this video with us? It looks like it was uploaded to YouTube by CHCH. Hmmm, according to the information on YouTube, the video is "Hosted by Tom Cherington, interviews by R.O. Horning Jr, and directed by Larry Schnurr." Nothing in the credits about M. Adrian Brassington. Am I missing something? Because as far as I can tell, M. Adrian Brassington is neither the "source" nor the "contributor" of this video.

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By FlattAve (anonymous) | Posted June 04, 2012 at 11:33:51

Interesting. Speaking to the wife of Lloyd Jackson, Susan, at 58:30 there's reference to 1944 visions of building elementary and secondary schools so they could be used as community centres.

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By Mahesh_P_Butani (registered) - website | Posted June 04, 2012 at 13:43:51

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Comment edited by Mahesh_P_Butani on 2012-06-04 13:53:20

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By Uproar (anonymous) | Posted June 04, 2012 at 22:08:38 in reply to Comment 77935

You really need a hobby. Or in the very least a good therapist.

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By credit (anonymous) | Posted June 04, 2012 at 15:34:53

Wow, a certain sore loser who's name doesn't need to be said needs to grow the heck up.

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By FlattAve (anonymous) | Posted June 05, 2012 at 11:29:32

ANYWAY... great video that would've otherwise been missed. Thanks for posting and drawing our attention to it.

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