Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This Canadian public affairs program was broadcast every other Sunday at 10:30 PM, sharing a timeslot with the longrunning CBC offering The Ombudsman. Adopting a magazine format, the series covered the international scene, with emphasis on the events of the past week. In order to maintain a maximum of topicality, each episode was recorded a mere few hours before telecast (thereby breaking a long-standing CBC tradition of preparing such programs far in advance). Utilizing the facilities of two Ontario network affiliates in Ottawa and London, In the Present Tense aired from January 13 to May 17, 1974.