- Former Prime Minister Paul Martin, Paul Gross, Diana Krall, Christopher
Plummer and others featured in new Bravo! original series -
TORONTO, April 23 /CNW/ - Bravo! presents a new original series that
uncovers the full stories behind the artists. In THE O'REGAN FILES, premiering
Wednesday, May 13 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT, journalist Seamus O'Regan
conducts in-depth one-on-one conversations with arts luminaries and other
prominent figures. Scheduled to follow ARTS & MINDS on Bravo!, each episode
explores various artists' current projects, career ideas and inspirations. The
half-hour series kicks-off with the Canada's talented jazz musician Diana
Krall. Currently on tour, Krall joins O'Regan to discuss her highly successful
career and her latest CD release Quiet Nights.
"The arts are a big part of my life - I'm involved with The Company
Theatre in Toronto and sit on the Board of our art gallery and museum in St.
John's," said Seamus O'Regan. "At one point many years ago, I seriously
considered a full-time career in the arts as a working actor. So, it's a
privilege for me to listen to these artists and artistic minds, and this show
allows viewers to spend quality time with the artists they admire on a more
Upcoming episodes feature one-on-one interviews with: international
best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell (May 20), who chats about his latest book
Outliers: The Story of Success; Canadian documentary filmmaker Ron Mann (May
27), who talks about his film career and success of Know Your Mushrooms;
Tony(R) and Emmy Award(R)-winning Canadian acting legend Christopher Plummer
(June 3), who tells tales from his memoir In Spite of Myself; Canadian
actor/writer/director Paul Gross (June 10), who discusses inspiration behind
and success of his Genie Award-winning Passchendaele; and last but not least
The Right Honourable Paul Martin (June 17), who addresses his biography Hell
or High Water: My Life In And Out of Politics.
Seamus O'Regan is the co-host of CTV's CANADA AM, Canada's No.1 national
morning show. He has interviewed such newsmakers as former U.S. president Bill
Clinton, former Prime Minister Paul Martin, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger,
Shania Twain, Conrad Black and Prince. In 2007, O'Regan led CTV's extensive
coverage of LIVE EARTH and THE CONCERT FOR DIANA. He has twice hosted THE
SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE, as well as the 2006 CTV special THE NEXT GREAT PRIME
MINISTER. In 2007, O'Regan became the first journalist to be named to Canada's
Top 40 Under 40. He has been twice nominated for a Gemini Award -- in 2004 for
the Viewers' Choice Award and in 2005 for Best Host or Interviewer in a News
Information Program or Series.
THE O'REGAN FILES is produced by Bravo!. Robert Benson is Supervising
Producer. Isme Bennie is Vice President and General Manager, Bravo!.
Bravo! is an oasis in the television landscape where viewers make a
regular appointment with the arts. Whether it's a classic opera, an art
documentary, a performance in the Concert Hall, or a cutting-edge film, Bravo!
gives viewers an opportunity for enriching and thought-provoking experiences.
Make an appointment with the arts each night on Bravo! (www.bravo.ca). Bravo!
is owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia, Canada's premier
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