Synopsis by Hal Erickson
When the Canadian musical variety series In Person first aired on December 17, 1967, it was seen in a 45-minute slot, telecast between the weekly CBC hockey telecast and the network's late-night news. The program represented one of the earliest efforts by American-born producer/director Mark Warren, who later won an Emmy award for helming NBC's Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. As originally conceived, In Person had no set host, relying instead upon a different weekly guest star per week. Its format was also rather fluid, alternating between standard variety, one-person concerts, book musicals and location jaunts (many of these broadcast live from Canada's Expo 67). Eventually the series settled upon a single weekly host, Alan Hamel, and was trimmed down to 30 minutes weekly. The final episode of In Person was seen on May 11, 1968.