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CBC to Rebroadcast Final Tragically Hip Show from Last Summer

If you missed last August’s Tragically Hip tour finale in Kingston and are tired of watching bad YouTube video, you’re in luck. The CBC plans to rebroadcast The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration on June 24, almost exactly ten months after the concert took place.

Why now? Practically, really. That’s the first Saturday after the maximum length of the Stanley Cup playoffs, so they need to plug something into the schedule. And given that the original broadcast was a ratings bonanza, it could be a nice boost to what would normally be a lackluster Saturday night. Besides, the show only ran once in real time. Maybe they’ll produce something more slick with additional features.

According to the Kingston Whig-Standard, the CBC says another showing would be “the perfect way to kick off the summer.”

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3 thoughts on “CBC to Rebroadcast Final Tragically Hip Show from Last Summer

  • This reminds me of something that I have always wondered, but have never seen mentioned anywhere: why isn’t this final concert put on DVD and sold, with all profits being divided between Gord’s two funds (the brain cancer fund at Sunnybrook, and the Chanie Wenjack fund)? This seems so obvious to me. I have the final concert on my pvr, but know that one day I’ll need to get a new pvr for some reason, and lose the concert.

    I don’t know who owns the broadcast (The Hip or CBC?), and I am sure it’s all some kind of “business” reason. But I think this could potentially be a great fundraiser for these two worthwhile causes, not to mention giving every Canadian the opportunity to own a copy of “essential viewing”.

  • viewings of this concert should become an annual summer tradition


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