Former CBC producer Nicholas ‘Manny’ Pittson died (b. Halifax, 1937). He had a career spanning sixty years. He started in high school as an announcer at CHNS Radio in Halifax, later becoming the youngest
producer in Canada at CBC Halifax, where he produced Frank’s Bandstand, Take Thirty and Singalong Jubilee, and launched the careers of many iconic Canadian singers. As an independent producer, he brought such shows as Don Messer’s Jubilee and Ryan’s Fancy to CHCH Hamilton. (Also see Singalong Jubilee, July 3, 1961.). (Photo: Manny Pittson. Courtesy of photographer, Geoff D’Eon.)