Refreshing Take on National Current Affairs Program
Launches Sunday, November 6
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TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2011 /CNW/ - Global News announced today the launch date of its new national current affairs
program The West Block with Tom Clark, hosted by the revered broadcast veteran and Global News' Chief Political Correspondent. The engaging, provocative and
informative program launches this Sunday, November 6 at 11am ET/10am PT/12pm AT.
Airing weekly from Parliament Hill, The West Block with Tom Clark will cut through the spin and political jargon to make issues
accessible to all Canadians. The program will circumvent political
talking points and engage in down-to-earth conversations that will
enlighten viewers on all the hot-topic issues making waves across the
country. The West Block with Tom Clark will also go behind the scenes and show the real, unscripted moments on
Parliament Hill to give viewers an insider glimpse of day-to-day life
in our nation's capital. Viewers can also join the conversation and
weigh in on topics via Skype, Twitter, Facebook and email.
"The West Block with Tom Clark gets viewers involved by focusing on the issues they care most about,
then demanding answers to these concerns directly from those in
charge," says Troy Reeb Vice President, Global News. "Tom and the West Block team will give Canadians the chance to sidestep stuffy, one-sided
political baffle-gab to get straight to the answers from the country's
top politicians and thought leaders."
With over 40 years experience, Clark is one of Canada's most
recognizable and respected journalists. Prior to joining the Global News team, Clark served as a foreign correspondent, bureau chief, and
national news anchor. His career has seen him interview every prime
minister since Pierre Trudeau, cover every federal election campaign
since 1974 and report from six war zones.
The West Block with Tom Clark airs Sundays at the following times:
10am - Global BC, Global Edmonton, Global Calgary
11am - Global Regina, Global Saskatoon, Global Winnipeg, Global Toronto, Global
12pm - Global Maritimes
Global Saskatoon, Global Regina, Global Winnipeg, Global Toronto and Global Montreal will also air respective local provincial affairs program s each Sunday
following The West Block with Tom Clark.
Global Television is a Shaw Media network.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media
company, providing consumers with broadband cable television,
High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through
Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct)
and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4
million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw
Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in
Canada, Global Television, and 18 specialty networks including HGTV
Canada, Food Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. Shaw is
traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in
the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more
information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.
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