Day of Decision (1959)

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Making its CBC debut on February 22, 1959, the Canadian docudrama series Day of Decision offered reenactments of crucial decisions that altered the course of the world. Anticipating The Baxters by nearly two decades, the series devoted 20 of each of its episodes' 30 minutes to a dramatization of an important event, then halted the action just before the outcome, so that a panel of experts could discuss that outcome's ramifications -- or even suggest an alternate course of action that might have been taken. The series aired live from CBC's Vancouver facilities, with eminent Shakespearean actor Douglas Campbell serving as narrator of the dramatized segments, and Dr. David Corbett moderating the panel segments. The final Day of Decision was telecast on Sunday, April 26, 1959.