90 Minutes Live

90 Minutes Live
90 Minutes Live
Genre Talk-Show
Presented by Peter Gzowski
Country of origin Canada
Language(s) English
Running time 90 minutes
Original channel CBC
Original run April 19, 1976 – 1978

90 Minutes Live was a Canadian television late-night talk show, which aired on CBC Television from 1976 to 1978. The program aired weekday evenings at 11:30 p.m.

Hosted by Peter Gzowski, the program was patterned after CBC Radio's This Country in the Morning, with both current affairs and entertainment features. Other personalities associated with the program included Allan Fotheringham, Rick Moranis, Danny Finkleman, Valri Bromfield, John Harvard and Flo & Eddie.

The program was not successful with CBC audiences,[1][2] and was replaced in 1978 by Canada After Dark.[3]


  1. ^ "The Writer on the Radio: The Life and Times of Peter Gzowski". CBC.ca. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. http://www.cbc.ca/lifeandtimes/gzowski.html. Retrieved 14 April 2010. "the mega-flop 90 Minutes Live" 
  2. ^ Gatehouse, Jonathon (2007-02-07). "A tinfoil suit in a lightning storm". MacLean's (Rogers Publishing). http://www.macleans.ca/culture/media/article.jsp?content=20061225_138619_138619. Retrieved 14 April 2010. "legendary Canadian flops -- Gzowski's 90 Minutes Live" 
  3. ^ Hicks, Wessely (1978-07-22). "Television's a Technical Impossibility". Montreal Gazette. http://news.google.ca/newspapers?id=WnowAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wqEFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3198,1980126. Retrieved 14 April 2010.