This Hour Has 22 Minutes is Launched in 1993 during┬áCanada’s 35th general election – originally featuring Cathy Jones, Rick Mercer, Greg Thomey and Mary Walsh, the series featured satirical sketches of the weekly news and Canadian political events.┬áThe program is taped before a live audience in Studio 1 at CBHT in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and broadcast on the CBC Television network.(Source Wikipedia, 2017).