WITH EMMY AWARD WINNING JOURNALIST
- PLUS -
THE NOTORIOUSLY DUBBED "DEXTER" CASE:
THE TWITCHELL FILM WORLD EXCLUSIVE
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TORONTO, Nov. 25 /CNW/ - From the streets of Canada comes 16:9 (sixteen
by nine), a gritty investigative news series that profiles the lives of
ordinary Canadians caught in extraordinary circumstances. Emmy Award winning
journalist Mary Garofalo, together with Global News and Global National
reporters from across Canada and around the world, hit the ground running to
uncover the real stories behind the headlines.
Beginning Sunday, November 30 - 6:30 pm ET on Global, 16:9 kicks off with
the shocking story of accused murderer Mark Twitchell. The Edmonton-based
filmmaker caused a media sensation when reports surfaced that Twitchell's
fascination with the hit television drama, Dexter may have inspired his
alleged crime. The premiere episode features the worldwide exclusive footage
of Twitchell's now infamous film that eerily parallels his murder charge.
"16:9 goes beyond the surface, digging deeper into current affairs that
truly resonate with Canadians," said Troy Reeb, SVP of News and Current
Affairs, Canwest Broadcasting. "We're very excited to launch this series with
an amazing roster of expert reporters led by Mary Garofalo, whose experience
in investigative news is absolutely outstanding."
Toronto native Mary Garofalo is no stranger to getting the hard hitting
facts, earning a reputation as one of the toughest reporters in New York City.
As head of the investigative unit for Fox News in New York and former reporter
and weekend anchor of A Current Affair, Mary's investigations have landed con
artists in jail, exposed corruption and uncovered numerous scams. Mary makes
her return home for the first time since moving south of the border.
"It's great to be back, and I'm looking forward to working with the
Global team," said Mary Garofalo. "We are ready and willing to go the extra
distance to get the answers the viewers want and deserve to know."
Displaying a raw, vibrant feel, 16:9, will be presented on-location from
the streets across Canada. The series investigates stories in a fast-paced
weekly, half hour, video-driven format. The program title is inspired by the
16:9 aspect ratio for widescreen, high definition television, and promises
each week to deliver audiences "The Bigger Picture"
16:9 airs Sundays, beginning November 30:
- 6:30pm - Global Ontario, Global Quebec, Global Winnipeg, Global
Regina & Global Saskatoon
- 7pm - Global Edmonton, Global Lethbridge, Global Calgary, Global BC &
(*) Broadcast schedules are subject to change.
Mark Twitchell "the man accused of being "The Copycat Killer"; could be
at the centre of a case where life imitates art and 16:9 has obtained
exclusive never before seen footage that will take viewers inside the mind of
this Canadian Filmmaker. Currently in an Edmonton jail charged with the murder
of John Brian Altinger, Twitchell's love for the hit series Dexter has some
accusing him of being "The Copycat Killer".
LITTLE MIRACLE is the remarkable story of a pregnant woman who developed
leukemia and owes her life to a stem cell transplant from her newborn
daughter's stored cord blood.
PRANKING PALIN is an inside look at "Justiciers Masques," the prank
tag-team from Quebec, who have fooled the likes of Jacques Chirac, Paul
McCartney and most recently, Vice-Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin.
Global Television is a Canwest Broadcasting network.
About Canwest Broadcasting:
Canwest Broadcasting operates two conventional television networks,
Global Television and E!, and eighteen of the country's most popular specialty
channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase,
Slice(TM) and TV's. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of Canwest Media Inc.
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For further information: Media Contacts: Grace Park, Publicity Manager,
Global Television & E!, (416) 967-2484, email@example.com; Nikki Lamb Tudico,
Publicity Coordinator, Global Television & E!, (416) 934-7829,