CHCH-TV to Broadcast "Elizabeth May, For the Record" Live this Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 8pm ET
TORONTO, April 8 /CNW/ - Today Channel Zero announced its plans to
broadcast a comprehensive panel
interview with Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May, live on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 8pm ET.
The big networks won't have her, but CHCH will. "Elizabeth May, For the
Record" will give Ms. May the
opportunity that the Broadcaster Consortium is denying her - the forum to present and defend the
Green Party platform, and to be questioned and challenged by a group of well-respected journalists, in
an open, nationally-televised broadcast. Panelists include Nick Dixon - CHCH News Anchor, Richard
Brennan - National Affairs Reporter for the Toronto Star, Christina Blizzard - Political Columnist with the
Toronto Sun, and Nicole Macintyre from the Hamilton Spectator.
CHCH is encouraging the public to submit questions for the panelists to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"On March 30, we announced our profound disappointment with the
Broadcaster Consortium's decision
to exclude the Green Party from their leaders' debate. At that time we opened up an invitation to host
and broadcast a Complete Leaders' Debate. That invitation still stands. However, as the first leaders'
debate draws near, we feel that it is important that the views of all the national parties be included in
the conversation, and accordingly we are giving the Green Party an opportunity to be heard and
evaluated by Canadians," said Cal Millar, President of Channel Zero.
"Elizabeth May, For the Record" will be broadcast live and
commercial-free from the CHCH studios in
Hamilton, Ontario on Sunday, April 10th at 8pm ET, immediately following 60 Minutes. Channel Zero, in
co-operation with CHEK Media, will air the program nationally on CHCH (Toronto/Hamilton), Métro14
(Montreal), and CHEK-TV (Vancouver/Victoria). CHCH, Métro14 and CHEK are available coast to coast on
numerous satellite, cable and telco-tv providers. "Elizabeth May, For the Record" will also be available
for online viewing following the broadcast at chch.com.
Established in 2000, Channel Zero Inc. is an independent Canadian broadcaster that owns two specialty channels, Movieola and Silver Screen Classics, and two over the air channels, CHCH in Hamilton and Métro14 (CJNT) in Montréal. In 2006 Channel Zero started Ouat Media - a Toronto-based company that specializes in the worldwide distribution of award-winning short films.
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