Follow @TVO and the hashtag #Nov1918 on Twitter for breaking news from
the final days of WWI.
TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Join TVO as it revisits the historic and
dramatic final days of the First World War, all through a unique
Twitter campaign that focuses on the Ontario media headlines of the
From November 4-11, TVO is tweeting 10-15 times daily with the headlines
of war-related newspaper stories from November 4-11, 1918. As part of
TVO's Remembrance programming, the campaign will provide a glimpse of
what Ontarians of the era experienced, including breaking news from the
European war front, coverage of how the war's final days affected the
lives of people at home, plus exclusive interviews linked to WWI
Here are examples of the tweets TVO has planned:
Drop in Toronto War Casualties - Only 13 listed today. Since August 13,
4251 Toronto officers and men wounded.
LONDON, The HoC to-day passed, on the 3rd reading, the bill permitting
women to sit in Parliament.
"Twitter is at its best when it's breaking news. In 1918, important news
was usually a day late, but wire stories were sent in a short,
time-stamped Twitter-like fashion," says Craig Desson, Digital Media
Producer at TVO. "By tying the terror, joy and confusion of the end of
the Great War to TVO's Remembrance Day commemorations, TVO's tweets
will convey the history, colour and feel of the time from an Ontario
To keep up with the dramatic final days of WWI on Twitter: Follow @TVO
and the hashtag #Nov1918. Each tweet will be an edited version from
that day's 1918 edition of the newspaper including The Globe and Mail,
Toronto Star, The New York Times, and the Toronto Telegram.
In addition to the tweets, TVO is honouring Remembrance Day with a month
of special programming, including documentaries, dramas and current
affairs programs airing throughout November that offer stories of
heroism, rare historical footage, and contemporary perspectives on war.
To find out more, visit www.tvo.org/remembrance
"TVO's Remembrance programming is just one of the many ways that we seek
to keep Ontarians informed and engaged with the world around them,"
says TVO CEO Lisa de Wilde. "This Twitter campaign is a novel approach
to sharing this important part of who we are and where we came from."
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted
source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and
stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to
be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. TVO is funded
primarily by the Province of Ontario and supported by sponsors and
thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.
Where to Find TVO
Cable channel 2 (may vary in some areas)
Bell TV channel 265
Bell Fibe TV TVO HD channel 1265
Rogers TVO HD channel 580
Rogers-On-Demand Channel 100
Shaw Direct channel 353
For further information:
416.484.2600 x 2305