Jeanette Kelly looks at Quebec textiles in half-hour documentary airing tonight

CBC’s Absolutely Quebec series apparently isn’t just a summer thing. As the documentaries that premiered this summer get a second airing on weekends while the broadcaster prepares a new local current affairs show set to begin next month, a new half-hour documentary has been added, and it’s airing tonight.

Looming Large is described by the CBC as “a look at innovations in Quebec textiles at the crossroads of business, art and technology” and a “unique documentary about the future of textile in Quebec.” You can see a 30-second promo for the show here.

It’s hosted by Jeanette Kelly, who hosts CBC Radio’s 5 à 6 on Saturdays and was also host of An Evening with Janina Fialkowska, the first of this year’s Absolutely Quebec specials. It’s directed by Carrie Haber, who produces the Absolutely Quebec series and told me this week she’s starting work on discovering next year’s batch.

The Looming Large documentary airs Thursday at 6:30pm, right after the evening news, on CBC Montreal. It repeats Sunday at 11:30pm

4 thoughts on “Jeanette Kelly looks at Quebec textiles in half-hour documentary airing tonight

  1. Steve W

    If you can believe this Fagstein, another repeat airing of this CBC TV documentary(Wed at 6:30pm). Is this the 5-6 repeat at least of this local CBC TV documentary since late September? Why are they repeating it so often? Are they short of their required local TV production content?

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    1. Fagstein Post author

      Are they short of their required local TV production content?

      They might be during the Olympics, though it doesn’t look like they’re planning to cut any regular local programming during the Sochi games.

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      1. Steve W

        Now I’m curious who will replace Sonali Karnick on Our Montreal program(as Sonali is in Sochi for Olympics). Catherine Cullen who replaced Sonali several weeks ago on the tv program, last I checked has been in Ottawa for the CBC TV this week.

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      2. Steve W

        Well this weekend, only one airing of Our Montreal, where it will air at Sunday 5pm(instead of 3 airings, if I include Monday mornings as part of weekend). No CBC TV Montreal Saturday newscast this coming weekend. Wonder who will replace Thomas Daigle as CBC Montreal anchor on weekends with him moving to Quebec City to cover The National Assembly for CBC Montreal. What does that mean for current Quebec City National Assembly reporter Shawn Lyons?

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