Series consists of records relating to Dr. Rakoff’s appearances on a number of CBC radio and television productions, including those listed below.
• An Argument of Laughter (a series of 3 talks by Dr. Rakoff). CBC Ideas, November 1969
• Language Series. CBC Ideas, 1969
• Model and Metaphor. CBC Ideas, 1969
• Man at the Centre: The Evolution of Human Sexuality, 1969
• The unnatural history of love. CBC Ideas, 1969
• Man Alive (Dr. Rakoff appeared on the CBC Television show about faith and spirituality), 1970
• Evil. CBC Ideas, 1971
• Perceptions and Prejudice, CBC Ideas, 1971
• Time Being: Death, 1973
• Massey: Perennial Man and the Slowed Machine
• Beaverbrook: the life and times of Max Aitkin. CBC Television, 1977 (Dr. Rakoff was a script collaborator)
Records include show schedules, program descriptions, transcripts, correspondence and contracts with CBC, background research, and listener/viewer letters. Note, Dr. Rakoff did not necessarily appear in all these programs; some schedules may have been retained for information purposes.
Series also includes audio recordings of various productions, including Nonquasi: An African Legend (a radio play), A talk on humour taped at the Clarke Institute, Rakoff’s talks for CBC Ideas shows “Terror of Death” (1969) and “Symmetry in Nature” (1972) and a show on “Between Ourselves” about intellectual refugees in Canada (1974?). Series also includes a dubbed recording of a Lord Beaverbrook address on American radio in 1941, rebroadcast on CBC in 1973.