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
(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.
SOURCE Channel Zero Inc.
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