Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter on TVO's
Allan Gregg in Conversation
Friday September 21, 2007, at 10 pm - Season opener!
TORONTO, Sept. 13 /CNW/ - While in town earlier this week for the North
American premiere of director Jonathan Demme's Jimmy Carter Man from Plains at
the Toronto International Film Festival, the former American president and his
wife Rosalynn met with TVO's Allan Gregg for a candid pre-screening Q&A. This
public event - the only interview the Carters participated in during their
visit - airs exclusively on TVO as a full-hour season launch episode of Allan
Gregg in Conversation, Friday September 21, 2007, at 10 pm.
The documentary follows Carter during his recent protest-dogged media
tour for Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, his controversial book on the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In public, Carter faces off against an onslaught
of critics who accuse him of being anti-Israel.
In private, meanwhile, Demme discovers a man unwavering in his moral and
political beliefs, and observes the enduring partnership between Carter and
his wife Rosalynn.
In the conversation taped September 10 at the Ryerson Theatre, the busy
octogenarians open up about making the film, life after office and the ties
that continue to bind them - both in their tireless work as humanitarians and
throughout their 61-year marriage.
The couple talks to Gregg about their passion for advancing world peace,
from the 1978 Camp David Accords and the continuing search for peace in the
Middle East to the founding of the Carter Center for human rights, which
celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Carter, a Nobel Peace Prize winner,
also shares anecdotes about his hands-on involvement with human rights causes,
such as building houses for Habitat for Humanity along with Brad Pitt. The
couple discuss post-presidential life - which they documented in their book
Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life - and also offer
amusing reflections on their relationship.
Allan Gregg in Conversation features host Allan Gregg in
thought-provoking discussion with some of the world's foremost thinkers on
social, cultural, political and economic issues.
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