CBC Chief Dodges Flying Memos

The new chief of the CBC’s English-language TV division has had a rough first week on the job, as he seeks to distance himself from a controversial memo which recommended privatizing large chunks of the public broadcaster and splitting the TV channel into three specialty networks. Richard Stursberg insists that, while he may have been involved in discussions which touched on the subjects contained in the memo, he does not support any of its proposals, and wants to use his position to strengthen the CBC’s regional presence, and to make it “more Canadian” in general.

Source: The Globe & Mail (Canada) - 07/24/04