City Lights (1973 TV series)

City Lights was a Canadian television series hosted by Brian Linehan and produced by Citytv in Toronto, and syndicated throughout Canada and internationally, running from 1973 to 1988. It featured Linehan interviewing film and television celebrities about their roles and lives. Linehan developed a reputation for well-researched questions and non-adversarial style.[1]

In 1988, the series was replaced with MovieTelevision, an expanded magazine series cohosted by Linehan and Jeanne Beker.[2] Linehan remained with the new show for a single season before leaving in 1989.[3]


  1. ^ Celebrity interviewer Brian Linehan dead at 58. CBC News, June 4, 2004.
  2. ^ "Linehan, Beker to team up for new weekly movie show". Toronto Star, July 24, 1988.
  3. ^ "Brian Linehan will no longer light up CITY". Toronto Star, September 1, 1989.