Newspaper article The Canadian Press

CBC Changes Mind, Plans to Reair the Tragically Hip's Momentous Hometown Concert

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

CBC Changes Mind, Plans to Reair the Tragically Hip's Momentous Hometown Concert

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CBC to reair the Hip's final hometown show

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TORONTO - The Tragically Hip's momentous final show of last year's "Man Machine Poem" tour is getting an encore broadcast on CBC-TV next month.

The national broadcaster says it plans to reair "The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration'' commercial-free on June 24.

Running nearly three hours, the Kingston, Ont., concert last August featured the band performing their biggest hits to a sold-out hometown crowd.

It was widely believed to the Hip's final show as lead singer Gord Downie battles terminal brain cancer.

The show also proved a ratings boon for the network. It drew an average of 4.04 million viewers, making it the CBC's most popular broadcast last year. …

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