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TORONTO, Oct. 11 /CNW/ - TVO puts a spotlight on Autism Sunday, November
18 with multifaceted programming designed to help us gain deeper insight into
a condition that affects about 1 in every 450 Canadians. The evening begins at
8 pm with the in-depth documentary "The Autism Puzzle," which looks at the
history of the condition and the latest research. At 9 pm the feature-length
drama "After Thomas" is based on a true story of a couple's challenges trying
to find help for their autistic child. And immediately following the film,
viewers are welcomed to join a discussion with autism experts at "Your Voice,"
both on air and online at tvoparents.com.
Also in November, Remembrance Day programming includes the hard-hitting
drama, The Relief of Belsen, on November 11 at 9 pm, about a British medical
team that fought to avert a humanitarian catastrophe at the Bergen-Belsen
concentration camp at the end of World War 2.
On the "Agenda with Steve Paikin," a four-day examination of the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict gets underway November 26 at 8 pm, and will
include guests from both sides of what is sure to be a challenging and
thought-provoking debate. For another perspective on Israeli-Palestinian
relations, the "Human Edge" documentary "9 Star Hotel," airing November 28 at
10 pm, follows a group of Palestinian workers building a new Israeli city
while dodging authorities.
More documentaries in November include "Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary"
on November 7 at 10 pm in which eighty-one year old Traudl Jung recounts her
experiences as the private secretary to Adolf Hitler. "Can Dogs Smell Cancer?"
on Sunday November 25 at 8 pm reveals the results of an astonishing new study
that suggests dogs could be better at diagnosing cancer than current
technology. And on "Masterworks" on November 29 at 10 pm, "Remembering Arthur"
explores the life and work of innovative Canadian filmmaker Arthur Lipsett.
New dramas include "The Refuge" on Sunday, November 4 at 9 pm about a
standoff in a London church where Kurdish refugees have sought asylum. "Losing
It" on November 6 at 9 pm stars Martin Clunes as an advertising copywriter
diagnosed with testicular cancer.
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.
Where to find TVO: Cable subscribers channel 2 (channel may vary in some
areas), Bell Expressvu subscribers: Channel 265, Star Choice subscribers:
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