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Matthew Hayday

Matthew Hayday

The CHA Journal Prize ( The best article from #1 and #2 issues)


Matthew Hayday, “Brought To You by the Letters C, R, T and C: Sesame Street and Canadian Nationalism”. Issue # 1, 2016.

Matthew Hayday’s article studies the arrival of the American children’s program Sesame Street on Canadian television in the early 1970s. Hayday treats the controversy over the program and its subsequent Can-Con Canadianization as a case study revealing the ambivalent attitudes of the public and broadcasters themselves about Canadianization. Well-researched, engaging, and effective, as well as beautifully written and persuasively argued, Hayday’s article is a significant contribution to understanding Canadian broadcasting policy and debates about Canadianization in the early 1970s.