David Rabinovitch:

An Inventory of His Audioreordings at the University of Manitoba

Inventory prepared by Brett Lougheed
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections,
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(2009)

Finding aid encoded by V. Zvonik (2009)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections,
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Creator:
David Rabinovitch

Title:
David Rabinovitch fonds

Dates:
1927-1973

Quantity:
36 audio reels

Identification:
Tc 124 (A.07-47)

English

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Biography of David Rabinovitch

David Rabinovitch is an award winning producer, screenwriter, and director of television, radio, and film documentaries. Born in Morden, Manitoba in 1951, he began his career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1967. He moved to Toronto, Ontario to work at CBC headquarters, where he wrote produced and narrated programs for the CBC Radio Network series "Between Ourselves," "Ideas," "Five Nights," "Matinee," "Concern," "Auction Set," and "Alarm Clock". He wrote, directed, and produced the CBC television series "Take 30," "Adrienne at Large," and "Hard Times." In 1977 David Rabinovitch moved to Los Angeles where he produced the Emmy-winning magazine series Here & Now for CBS He then served for two years as Senior Producer of the documentary unit at KRON (NBC) in San Francisco, California. Since then, his work has been featured on major networks including CBS, NBC, PBS, Fox, A&E, and The Learning Channel. Rabinovitch was Vice-President of Production at KCTS (PBS) in Seattle from 2000-2003. Recently, he has developed his own production company, Fleetwood Films, and has produced several award-winning historical dramas including, "Secret Files of the Inquisition," winner of the Gemini Award, and, "The Sultan's Women".

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds contains 19 hours of 36 taped documentaries and interviews of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC.) radio shows by David Rabinovitch dating from May 1970 to May 1973. The lengths of each production vary from 15 minute segments to 30 and 60 minute documentary programs. The interviews deal with then-current cultural issues in Canada and the United States ranging from anti-war demonstrations, race relations, drugs, the French community in Manitoba, and many others. In addition to David Rabinovitch’s interviews the fonds contains CBC archived radio programs from 1927, 1942, 1949 and 1953 on topics such as Canada’s Jubilee, Road to Dominion, Davidson Dunton, and Hear Canada Grow, respectively.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into one series

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on this material.

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on this material.

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Custodial History

The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by David Rabinovitch in 2007.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Number Item Number Running Title Date of Creation
1 1 15:00 "Five Nights" - Kansas Vigilantes 1970
1 2 15:00 "Five Nights" - Canadian National Exhibition September 7, 1970
1 3 15:00 "Five Nights" - Grand Forks Rally May 21, 1970
1 4 ? "Action Set" - Amorphia, Fin Herman n.d.
1 5 20:00 "Action Set" - Transients August 19, 1970
1 6 ? "Action Set" - Replacement for Guess Who May 26, 1970
1 7 30:00:00 "On Mike" - Communes August 24, 1970
1 8 30:00:00 "On Mike" - Garment Industry August 19, 1970
1 9 30:00:00 Garment Industry - Complete n.d.
1 10 30:00:00 "On Mike" - The Spiritual Search January 15, 1971
1 11 30:00:00 "On Mike" - Whose Centennial Is It Anyway August 24, 1970
1 12 30:00:00 "On Mike" - The Pusher May 27, 1970
1 13 60:00:00 "Ideas" - Law Students September 1971
2 1 60:00:00 "Ideas" - Multiculturalism in Canada December 2, 1971
2 2 60:00:00 "Ideas" - Sharing the Beginning February 14, 1972
2 3 60:00:00 "Ideas" - Babylon or Babble On February 17, 1972
2 4 30:00:00 "Rule and Revolution" - Credit June 23, 1971
2 5 30:00:00 "Rule and Revolution" Cable T.V. February 24, 1971
2 6 30:00:00 "Rule and Revolution" November 4, 1970
2 7 30:00:00 "Rule and Revolution" - Immigrants November 4, 1970
2 8 30:00:00 Archives Tape - Hear Canada Grow, 1 of 2 September 23, 1953
2 9 30:00:00 Archives Tape - Hear Canada Grow, 2 of 2 September 23, 1953
2 10 ? Archives Tape - Road to the Dominion; Davidson Dunton August 31, 1942; April 21, 1949
2 11 ? Archives Tape - Canada's Jubilee Year, 1927 - World Broadcast July 1, 1927
2 12 ? Music - Louis Boys - Leo Dupont, St. Boniface February 12, 1973
2 13 60:00:00 "Between Ourselves" - The Old Home Town Music Master (without poetry) by Victor Davies n.d.
3 1 60:00:00 "Between Ourselves" - The Old Home Town June 17. 1971
3 2 60:00:00 "Between Ourselves" - Communes, Master n.d.
3 3 56:25:00 "Between Ourselves" - Two Religious Communes May 1971
3 4 60:00:00 "Between Ourselves" - The French Community in Manitoba n.d.
3 5 68:52:00 "Concern" - Bukka White Sings the Blues n.d.
3 6 87:50:00 "CBC Tuesday Night" - Violence in Film May 22-24, 1973
3 7 ? "The Scene for Radio Arts" - Mike Gould and Layt Chesley's interview with Fritz Lang in Los Angeles September 20, 1972
3 8 12:00 David Rabinovitch on Woodstock Film - Theatre Review and Interviews n.d
3 9 ? Interview with band Chicago May 21, 1970
3 10 ? Interview with E.Y. "Yip" Harburg in New York 1972

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