Joe Clark struts and frets his hour

Paul Wells on a play about… Joe Clark? ‘1979’ is a surprisingly funny, charming take on the last days of Clark’s government

What really happened

What you won’t see in Argo

Mark Lijek, a retired U.S. diplomat rescued from Iran, writes about the real heroes of 1979


On the run

Included among the hundreds of films now online from the National Film Board is History on the Run, an entirely fascinating documentary about the media and the 1979 federal election that climaxes with a technical explanation of how best to light Joe Clark’s chin.