CTV's Exclusive and Intimate Special with The Dalai Lama - Oct. 3 & 4

                     CTV's Exclusive and Intimate Special
         WITH CRAIG KIELBURGER, Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4

         - Free the Children Founder Craig Kielburger sits down with
           His Holiness The Dalai Lama for rare interview for CTV -

TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - CTV announced today plans for its exclusive broadcast special WE DAY: THE DALAI LAMA IN CONVERSATION WITH CRAIG KIELBURGER airing Saturday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. ET and Sunday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. ET with a special sneak peak today at 1 p.m. ET (visit CTV.ca for local broadcast times). This special features the only interview granted to an English-speaking television network during His Holiness's visit to Vancouver earlier this week where he was speaking at the Vancouver Peace Summit and We Day Vancouver. Both We Day events, Vancouver (Sept. 29) and Toronto (Oct. 5), will be presented as a prime-time special WE DAY 2009 airing on CTV on Saturday, October 10 at 7 p.m. ET.

As part of its commitment to Free The Children, We Day, and the Peace Summit, CTV together with Kielburger sat down with His Holiness the Dalai Lama for an intimate, thought provoking, and rare glimpse into the mind of one of the most influential people of our time. WE DAY: THE DALAI LAMA IN CONVERSATION WITH CRAIG KIELBURGER examines the complex challenges of the world, hope, the struggle for peace, compassion, and the responsibilities and teachings of the Dalai Lama.

Encore presentations of WE DAY: THE DALAI LAMA IN CONVERSATION WITH CRAIG KIELBURGER will air on Star! Friday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. ET; Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m. ET and 6:30 p.m. ET; Sunday, Oct. 4 at 7 a.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET; Monday, Oct. 5 at 9 a.m. ET; Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m. ET.

CTV, Canada's Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's most-watched television network. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country and owns or has interests in leading national specialty channels, featuring news, sports, factual, arts, entertainment, music, youth and fashion programming. CTV Inc. is owned by CTVglobemedia Inc., Canada's premier multi-media company, which also owns Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. CTV is the official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad. More information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.


For further information: For further information: Eleni Tenuta, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5057 or eleni.tenuta@ctv.ca; Emily Young Lee, CTV Inc., (416) 384-3004 or emily.younglee@ctv.ca

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