TVO's March 2008 Highlights



    TORONTO, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - On Sunday March 2, 2008, TVO focuses on eating
disorders with a two-part on-air and online event. At 9 pm Lauren Greenfield's
powerful, feature-length documentary, Thin, is a sobering and hard-hitting
look inside a rehabilitation centre for women coping with anorexia and
bulimia. Immediately following the film at 10:45 pm TVOparents.com's LIVE
interactive parenting show, Your Voice with host Cheryl Jackson, will welcome
a panel of experts to discuss the pressures on young children, particularly
girls, to be thin. It's an evening, one of the many on TVO's March 2008
schedule that will inform, inspire and provoke thought.
    On Sunday March 16, 2008, TVO presents two documentaries on the subject
of genius. At 8 pm, A Boy Called Alex follows 17-year-old musical prodigy
Alex Stobbs as he battles with cystic fibrosis while he prepares to conduct
Bach's great choral piece, the Magnificat. At 9 pm, Child Genius follows the
lives of some of Britain's most gifted children and asks the question: Is
genius made or born?
    Beginning Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 9 pm the four-part drama No Tears
starring Brenda Fricker tells the story of a group of Irish women infected
with hepatitis C from contaminated blood products and their fight for justice.
    On Masterworks on Thursday March 6, 2008, at 10 pm the efforts of artists
Christo and Jean-Claude to mount their ambitious and controversial art
installation in New York's Central Park are chronicled in The Gates. On
Thursday March 20, 2008, at 10 pm Masterworks features the revealing biography
Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and Furious Life of Errol Flynn.
    And beginning Friday March 21, 2008, at 7 pm comedienne Victoria Wood
shares her views on British imperialism as she visits places around the world
named Victoria in the three-part series Victoria's Empire.
    For more information and to view video clips of these and many more new
programs on TVO in February please visit our online media highlights at
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/mmnr/tvo/march2008/.

    Where to find TVO: Cable subscribers channel 2 (channel may vary in some
areas), Bell ExpressVu subscribers: Channel 265, Star Choice subscribers:
Channel 353.

    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. We are committed to empowering people to be
engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Paul Ginis, (416) 484-2600
x2445, pginis@tvo.org; Anne Rubenstein, (416) 484-2881, arubenstein@tvo.org;
Audience Relations: (416) 484-2665, asktvo@tvo.org


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