Of all the transgressions and failures the CBC has been accused of -- with renewed vigour since the Conservative government brought down its budget -- there is one indictment the Mother Corp. doesn't deserve. Point fingers all you want at the national broadcaster's bloated bureaucracy, its holier-than-thou intellectualism and slanted politics, but don't blame it for failing to produce entertaining English-language TV. The CBC has nothing -- or at least very little -- to work with on this file. The truth is, Canadians just aren't very good at making compelling TV.
Oh, I dunno '''The Beachcombers" was riveting T.V.