Ted Rogers and Margaret Atwood among strong lineup on TVO's Allan Gregg in Conversation in November



    TORONTO, Oct. 17 /CNW/ - Sit in on fascinating discussions with acclaimed
author-activist Margaret Atwood and legendary entrepreneur Ted Rogers as they
join Allan Gregg in Conversation, November 7 and 14 respectively. Enjoy
insightful, in-depth interviews with these guests and more Fridays at 10 pm on
TVO:

    Friday November 7 at 10 pm - Margaret Atwood: novelist, poet, and
essayist, Atwood is one of the world's most acclaimed authors. She is also one
of Canada's leading activists on a wide range of environmental and cultural
issues. In this year's Massey Lectures, she takes a surprising look at the
topic of debt - a timely subject in this period of economic upheaval. Her
book, based on the Massey Lectures, is called "Payback: Debt and the Shadow
Side of Wealth." Repeated Saturday November 8 at 6 pm and Sunday November 9 at
11:30 pm.

    Friday November 14 at 10 pm - Ted Rogers: this legendary entrepreneur's
empire includes Canada's largest wireless and cable provider, radio stations,
television networks and magazines - not to mention the Toronto Blue Jays. In
his new autobiography, "Relentless," he explains how he built Rogers
Communications into one of the largest companies in Canadian history. Repeated
Saturday November 15 at 6 pm and Sunday November 16 at 11:30 pm.

    Friday November 21 at 10 pm - Major-General Lewis MacKenzie: MacKenzie is
one of the rare Canadian military leaders to become a household name. Retired
from the armed forces, he continues to speak his mind as a commentator on
military affairs. In a new memoir, "Soldiers Made Me Look Good: A Life in the
Shadow of War," MacKenzie takes aim at his critics and looks at the role of
Canada's military, past and present. Repeated Saturday November 22 at 6 pm.

    Friday November 28 at 10 pm - Richard Florida: a renowned urban thinker
who has revolutionized our ideas about what drives a city's economic
prosperity, Richard Florida contends that the so-called "creative class" is
key to a city's success. Florida is head of the Martin Prosperity Institute at
the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. His new book is
called "Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy is Making Where to Live the
Most Important Decision of Your Life." Repeated Saturday November 29 at 6 pm
and Sunday November 30 at 11:35 pm.

    Allan Gregg in Conversation features host Allan Gregg in
thought-provoking discussion with some of the world's most influential
thinkers and writers on social, cultural, political and economic issues. These
conversations provide viewers a unique opportunity to better understand the
forces that shape us as Canadians, and as citizens of the world. All
previously aired episodes of Allan Gregg in Conversation are available as
audio or video podcasts at tvo.org/allangregg.

    About TVO:

    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.

    Where to find TVO: Cable subscribers channel 2 (channel may vary in some
areas), Bell TV (formerly Bell ExpressVu) subscribers: Channel 265, Star
Choice subscribers: Channel 353. For more information on these and other
programs and services, visit tvo.org.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Anne Rubenstein, (416)
484-2881, arubenstein@tvo.org; Paul Ginis, (416) 484-2600 x2445,
pginis@tvo.org


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