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New book celebrates 60 years of 'Hockey Night'

Thursday, 11.01.2012 / 5:46 PM / News

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New book celebrates 60 years of 'Hockey Night'
CBC's Hockey Night in Canada will celebrate a special birthday with the release of their "Hockey Night In Canada: 60 Seasons" retrospective.

One of Canada's national treasures is having a banner 60th birthday.

(L-R) CBC's Hockey Night in Canada's Andi Petrillo, Ron MacLean (rear), Elliotte Friedman and Dick Irvin celebrate the launch of Michael McKinley's Hockey Night in Canada: 60 Seasons on Nov. 1, 2012 at CBC in Toronto. (Photo: Central Image Agency)

CBC's iconic weekly hockey program, "Hockey Night In Canada," is celebrating a special birthday with the release of the book "Hockey Night In Canada: 60 Seasons," a retrospective written by Michael McKinley and published by Penguin Books.

"Hockey Night In Canada: 60 Seasons," examines the history of the program through interviews and stories from the people most involved with the program, from its early days to its current incarnation, from the personalities that made the show memorable to the behind-the-scenes stories. The book also highlights the numerous technological advancements and broadcasting innovations that have been part of the show's growth.

CBC will celebrate the release of the book with a special episode of the show "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight," on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET, which will include a special interview with "Hockey Night" icon Don Cherry.

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