CTV Delivers Canada's Most Comprehensive Coverage of the U.S. Presidential Inauguration Jan. 18-21



    
       - Lloyd Robertson anchors three-hour inauguration special from
                         Washington D.C., Jan. 20 -
        - CANADA AM's Beverly Thomson broadcasts live from Washington
                                 Mon to Wed -
       - CTV Newsnet delivers wall-to-wall coverage beginning Jan. 18 -
           - BNN presents live coverage and expert analysis of the
                           impact on the economy -
     - CTV.ca features extensive coverage, including live video streaming
                    and photo galleries at Obama.CTV.ca -
       - MTV goes LIVE FROM THE INAUGURAL, OPRAH goes to Washington,
           THE DAILY SHOW goes live and Discovery Channel explores
                              the Obamamobile -
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    TORONTO, Jan. 16 /CNW/ - On January 20 all eyes will be on Washington,
D.C., and the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama. From Sunday,
January 18 to Wednesday, January 21, CTV will be in Washington delivering
breaking news, top expert opinions and all of the electrifying moments from
the events surround the inauguration. On Inauguration Day this coming Tuesday,
January 20, CTV will broadcast live from Washington over an unprecedented
seven hours, starting with CANADA AM at 6 a.m., followed by the three-hour
inauguration special at 10 a.m. and ending with CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD
ROBERTSON at 11 p.m. (all times ET; visit CTV.ca to confirm local listings).
Additional coverage is featured on CTV Newsnet, CTV.ca, BNN, MTV and Discovery
Channel.

    "CTV will deliver the widest possible coverage of this monumental event,"
said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

    As well, CTV.ca has the inauguration covered with live video streaming,
photo galleries and special features at Obama.CTV.ca. On Tuesday, January 20,
CTV.ca will stream the CTV NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK
OBAMA live beginning at 10 a.m. ET. At Obama.CTV.ca, there will be multiple
live streams to choose from, the swearing in ceremony, celebrations, crowd
reaction, the inaugural parade and stock market reaction.

    CTV.ca will also feature an interactive profile of the Obama team
including all members of his cabinet and key advisors. Political junkies can
test their knowledge with the "Inauguration Quiz." Finally, photo galleries of
the ceremonies and the many Inaugural Balls being held in Washington round the
online coverage.

    CTV's comprehensive television coverage breaks down as follows:

    
    Sunday, January 18
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    QUESTION PERIOD
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    12 Noon (CTV) / 5 p.m. (CTV Newsnet)

    Co-hosts Craig Oliver, CTV's Parliamentary Bureau Chief, and Jane Taber,
the Senior Parliamentary Writer in The Globe and Mail's Ottawa bureau,
dedicate this episode to the U.S. Presidential inauguration and what this
monumental change means for Canadians.

    CTV Newsnet
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    2:30 p.m.

    CTV Newsnet begins its wall-to-wall coverage of the inauguration with live
coverage of Obama's historic visit to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

    CTV NEWSNET SPECIAL: COUNTDOWN TO THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA
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    8 p.m. (CTV Newsnet)

    CTV Newsnet covers all of the day's inaugural news in this hour-long
special hosted by Scott Laurie. Doris Kearns, author of the Lincoln Biography
"Team of Rivals" joins Laurie to deconstruct Obama's cabinet selections.

    CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON - Live from Washington
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    10 p.m. (CTV Newsnet) / 11 p.m. (CTV)
    

    From Sunday January 18 to Tuesday January 20, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH
LLOYD ROBERTSON will broadcast live from Washington, D.C. delivering all of
the latest news in the final days leading up to the inauguration. National
Affairs Correspondent Lisa LaFlamme, Washington Bureau Chief Tom Clark and
Washington Correspondent Joy Malbon report on the top inaugural stories of the
day. Robertson is also joined by leading political experts including Frank
McKenna, Canada's former Ambassador to the U.S.

    
    Monday, January 19
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    CANADA AM
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    6 - 9 a.m. (CTV / CTV Newsnet)
    

    Broadcasting live from Washington, CANADA AM co-host Beverly Thomson
interviews Helen Thomas, legendary member of the White House press corps. Also
on Monday, Thomson speaks with Luci Baines Johnson - who once stood on the
steps of the U.S. Capitol while her father, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as
president. Ms. Baines Johnson will be interviewed along with her 9-year-old
granddaughter Eloise McIntosh who will be attending the inauguration. Dennis
Brack, President of the White House Press Photographers' Association will also
be on hand, fresh from shooting photos of the new first family over the
weekend.

    
    THE VIEW
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    10 a.m. (CTV)

    Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Oval Office encounter with President George W.
Bush; ABC News' Jake Tapper tours the pre-Inauguration hot spots with co-host
Sherri Shepherd; a retrospective of Barbara Walters' Presidential interviews;
a live remote from Washington D.C. with ABC News' Charles Gibson.

    OPRAH IN WASHINGTON, D.C. - THE INAUGURAL CELEBRATION
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    4 p.m. (CTV)
    

    OPRAH broadcasts from the world-famous Kennedy Center Opera House for a
blowout celebration, with special celebrity guests and an exclusive,
one-time-only music performance in front of a star-studded audience. Demi
Moore and Ashton Kutcher stop by, and stars including Scarlett Johansson and
more share special messages about what this inauguration means to them. Music
superstars Bono, Will.i.am, Faith Hill, Seal, David Foster and queen of
hip-hop soul Mary J. Blige participate in an unforgettable musical performance
of a brand-new song created in collaboration with Will.i.am and David Foster
to mark this historic occasion.

    
    ON THE HILL
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    5 p.m. / 8 p.m. (CTV Newsnet)

    Canada's daily parliamentary news program hosted by Graham Richardson is
dedicated to discussion of the inauguration.

    CTV NEWSNET SPECIAL: COUNTDOWN TO THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA
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    9 p.m. (CTV Newsnet)

    CTV Newsnet covers all of the day's inauguration news in this hour-long
special anchored by Marcia MacMillan. Helen Thomas, legendary member of the
White House press corps who has covered every President since John F. Kennedy
joins MacMillan. Former speech writers for President Regan and President
Clinton also join this hour for a look at what to expect from the inaugural
speeches.

    CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON - Live from Washington
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    10 p.m. (CTV Newsnet) / 11 p.m. (CTV)
    

    From Sunday January 18 to Tuesday January 20, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH
LLOYD ROBERTSON will broadcast live from Washington, D.C. delivering all of
the latest news in the final days leading up to the inauguration. National
Affairs Correspondent Lisa LaFlamme, Washington Bureau Chief Tom Clark and
Washington Correspondent Joy Malbon report on the top inaugural stories of the
day. Robertson is also joined by leading political experts including Frank
McKenna, Canada's former Ambassador to the U.S.

    
    Tuesday, January 20
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    CANADA AM
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    6 - 9 a.m. (CTV / CTV Newsnet)

    Broadcasting live from Washington, CANADA AM co-host Beverly Thomson
interviews Gordon Giffin, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada, Jason Kenney,
Canada's Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism; and
super-delegates Toby Condliffe and Robert Bell.

    CTV NEWSNET SPECIAL: COUNTDOWN TO THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA
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    9 a.m. (CTV Newsnet)

    CTV Newsnet delivers the final moments leading into the inauguration in
this hour-long special.

    CTV NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA
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    10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (CTV / CTV Newsnet)
    

    Lloyd Robertson, CTV's Chief Anchor and Senior Editor anchors a CTV News
Special Report of Barack Obama's inauguration live from the Canadian Embassy
in Washington. Robertson is joined by experts including Frank McKenna,
Canada's former Ambassador to the U.S., Avis Jones-DeWeever, Director of the
American National Council of Negro Women and Eleanor Clift, Newsweek
Magazine's former White House Correspondent and current Contributing Editor.

    Throughout the inauguration, Washington Bureau Chief Tom Clark reports
from the National Mall. This is the first inauguration in history where the
National Mall will be open to the public, allowing for more people than ever
before to witness a Presidential inauguration.

    Obama's inauguration also boasts performances by Aretha Franklin,
violinist Itzhak Perlman, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Gabriela Montero and
clarinetist Anthony McGill.

    
    THE INAUGURATION
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    11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT (BNN)

    A new president and a new direction bring inevitable changes in the
relationship between the world's two largest trading partners. Join BNN for
special live coverage of the Presidential inauguration hosted by Amanda Lang
and Marty Cej. BNN delivers expert analysis on what this event means for
Canadian business.

    CTV NEWSNET SPECIAL: THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA
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    1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET (CTV Newsnet)

    CTV Newsnet provides complete coverage and analysis of the inauguration
including highlights of the speeches, performances and crowd reactions.

    ON THE HILL
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    5 p.m. / 8 p.m. (CTV Newsnet)

    Canada's daily parliamentary news program hosted by Graham Richardson is
dedicated to discussion of the inauguration.

    DAILY PLANET
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    7 p.m. (Discovery Channel)

    DAILY PLANET, Canada's daily science newsmagazine dissects the
'Obamamobile.' It might look like a luxury vehicle, but don't let that fool
you. Obama's presidential limousine has more in common with a HumVee ripping
through the deserts of Iraq. DAILY PLANET is taking a closer look at the car
so fierce, the secret service has nicknamed it The Beast.

    CTV NEWSNET SPECIAL: THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA
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    9 p.m. (CTV Newsnet)

    CTV Newsnet looks at what Obama will attempt to accomplish in the crucial
first 100 days of his presidency, in this hour-long special anchored by Marcia
MacMillan. Experts include Paul Salucci, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada.

    BE THE CHANGE: LIVE FROM THE INAUGURAL
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    10 p.m. ET (MTV / MTV2)

    MTV puts Canadians front row centre for the most anticipated inauguration
celebration in U.S. history with BE THE CHANGE: LIVE FROM THE INAUGURAL.
Chalk-full of celebrity appearances and performances, the live 90-minute party
at the official Youth Inaugural Ball celebrates President-Elect Obama and the
massive youth voter turnout for the 2008 Presidential Election.

    CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON - Live from Washington
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    10 p.m. (CTV Newsnet) / 11 p.m. (CTV)
    

    From Sunday January 18 to Tuesday January 20, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH
LLOYD ROBERTSON will broadcast live from Washington, D.C. delivering all of
the latest news in the final days leading up to the inauguration. National
Affairs Correspondent Lisa LaFlamme, Washington Bureau Chief Tom Clark and
Washington Correspondent Joy Malbon report on the top inaugural stories of the
day. Robertson is also joined by leading political experts including Frank
McKenna, Canada's former Ambassador to the U.S.

    
    THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART PRESENTS CHANGEFEST '09: REBIRTH OF A
    NATION - A NIGHT OF HISTORY AND BALLS - Special Live Episode
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    11 p.m. (live on The Comedy Network) / 12:05 p.m. (CTV)

    Join Jon Stewart for a special LIVE episode of THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON
STEWART celebrating the inauguration of President Barack Obama which brings to
a close the series Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning "Indecision 2008"
cover of the race to the White House.

    Wednesday, January 21
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    CANADA AM
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    6 - 9 a.m. (CTV / CTV Newsnet)

    Broadcasting live from Washington, CANADA AM co-host Beverly Thomson looks
back at the best moments from Inauguration Day with guests including
presidential historians Gil Troy and Allan Lichtman; and Beauty Editor for
Essence Magazine, Mikki Taylor.

    ON LOCATION: OPRAH'S POST-INAUGURATION SPECIAL
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    4 p.m. (CTV)
    

    One of the most historic inaugurations has come and gone but OPRAH's
two-day event continues! OPRAH is live from chef Art Smith's "Art and Soul"
restaurant in Washington, D.C. and Oprah is joined by guests including Academy
Award(R)-winner Forest Whitaker and Grammy Award-winning musician and
songwriter Jon Bon Jovi to reflect on the inauguration. Gayle King gives her
take on the festivities and guest correspondent Ali Wentworth hits the D.C.
streets for even more reaction. Plus, presidential historian Doris Kearns
Goodwin shares her thoughts and insights on the momentous day.

    
    ON THE HILL
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    5 p.m. / 8 p.m. (CTV Newsnet)

    Canada's daily parliamentary news program hosted by Graham Richardson is
dedicated to discussion of the inauguration.

    About CTV Inc.
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    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American
leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More
information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Alexis Hood, CTV News and BNN, (416) 332-4426
or ahood@ctv.ca; Rom Halverson, Much MTV Group, (416) 591-7400 ext 2794;
Carolyn Fell Delamere, Discovery Channel, (416) 332-4603 or
cdelamere@discovery.ca


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