On 23 January 1953 a dramatization of Lilly's Story was broadcast on CBC
through Robert Weaver
, the producer of the program Canadian Short Stories. The broadcast generated controversy. Newspapers in Montreal reported that...
expressed to John Gray
some self-doubt as to whether she was truly qualified to speak to a university audience: How pretentious of me [to speak], who have [sic] nothing but a very treasured conferred...