TVO invites the public and community and business leaders to share ideas on Ontario's beleaguered manufacturing economy as The Agenda with Steve Paikin goes On the Road



    
    AgendaCamps - Ontarians share ideas on province's economy through
    interactive, day-long workshops on Sunday October 19
    

    TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - If the state of the economy has been keeping you
up at night, and you have an idea or two to share about it, TVO would like to
hear from you. On Sunday, October 19, TVO's flagship current affairs program,
The Agenda with Steve Paikin, will be in Windsor for the first leg of a highly
anticipated five-stop road tour across the province examining Ontario's
different economies. The tour will combine social media in the form of
AgendaCamps and a live broadcast of The Agenda with Steve Paikin: On the Road
the following day. The first tour stop will focus on the manufacturing
economy.
    What makes this two-day event unlike any other in broadcasting is the
unprecedented opportunity for Ontarians to participate directly in this
valuable and critical initiative through AgendaCamps. AgendaCamps are
innovative TVO-hosted community forums bringing together community leaders,
policy makers, members of the public, program guests, anchor Steve Paikin and
invited bloggers to problem-solve around the major issues and challenges
facing the unique circumstances of the economy in their region.
    "We aim to bring members of the community right into the discussion,"
adds anchor and senior editor Steve Paikin. "The AgendaCamp is a powerful
opportunity and innovative way for us to engage Ontarians at the local level.
The AgendaCamp is a wonderful forum for people to share their ideas and
perspectives on the economic trends that are affecting them so close to home."
    The first AgendaCamp will take place on Sunday, October 19 at the Art
Gallery of Windsor. A wider online audience will be able to follow and
contribute to the AgendaCamp at www.tvo.org/agendacamp. Any participant can
propose and lead a discussion - all that's required is a passion to share your
interest and knowledge. And we also need your help creating content:
Participants will capture the event by live blogging, shooting video, taking
pictures and contributing to an interactive wiki. All the results will be
gathered at www.tvo.org/theagenda, and the best content will be used on
The Agenda with Steve Paikin: On the Road, also broadcasting from the Art
Gallery of Windsor the next day, Monday, October 20 at 8 pm.
    Here is your chance to have your say: If you would like to be part of the
audience on October 20, or would like to apply to attend the AgendaCamp on
October 19, please visit tvo.org/theagenda and click on the "On the Road" logo
to sign up.
    If you would like to view a video clip about The Agenda with Steve
Paikin: On the Road, please visit:
    <a href="http://www.tvo.org/TVO/WebObjects/TVO.woa?video?TAWSPCampPromo30_Full_20081007_0_October20">http://www.tvo.org/TVO/WebObjects/TVO.woa?video?TAWSPCampPromo30_Full_200</a>
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    CORRECTION: Sandra Pupatello, Minister of International Trade and MPP for
the riding of Windsor West will not be a guest on The Agenda with Steve Paikin
on October 20.

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


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