Man Alive (Canadian TV program)
Man Alive is a Canadian television program about faith and spirituality. It took its name from a poem by St. Irenaeus, a 2nd-century Bishop of Lyon who wrote: The glory of God is man fully alive, and the life of man is the vision of God. The program debuted in 1967 on CBC Television, and was hosted by Roy Bonisteel for more than two decades. After several seasons of co-productions with Vision TV and the Life Network, the last episode aired on CBC Television on December 17, 2000.
Man Alive took a diverse non-denominational approach to religious and spiritual matters. The program covered a wide range of topics: nuclear war, UFOs, Holocaust survivors, sexual abuse, Third World development, family relationships, people with disabilities, the Vatican Bank scandal and profiles of religious figures such as Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama.
- Queen's University Directory of CBC Television Series (Man Alive archived listing link via archive.org)
- Museum of Broadcast Communications: Man Alive
- "Quebec missionary murdered in Guatemala". The CBC Digital Archives Website. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 22 November 1981. Retrieved 2008-03-08. Man Alive segment; last updated 7 April 2005.
- CBC Digital Archives – Man Alive