David Rabinovitch fonds

Call Number: Tc 124 (A.07-47)

Title: David Rabinovitch fonds.

Dates: 1927-1973.

Extent: 36 audio reels.

Biographical sketch: 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 Ratio Network series Between Ourselves, Ideas, Five Nights, Matinee, Concern, Action Set, and Alarm Clock. He wrote, directed and produced the CBC television series Take 30, Adrienne at Large, and Hard Times. In 1977 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.                     

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

Scope and content: 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 varys 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 also 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.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Accruals: Further accruals are not expected.

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TC 124 (A.07-47).