Our kids' learning years, secrets of the brain, fitting in, and an Agenda road trip reprise highlight TVO's Summer 2009 schedule

    Please visit TVO's summer 2009 media highlights at

    TORONTO, May 21 /CNW/ - How far would you go for your child's education?
Is genius born or made? Ethnicity, nationality, faith, Leafs or Senators fan:
how do you define yourself? And how is your community affected by today's
economic climate? This summer TVO features encore presentations of its three
mind-expanding theme weeks, and a weeklong compilation of The Agenda with
Steve Paikin: On the Road exploring Ontario's regional economies.
    First up from July 12 to 17 is Growing Minds, a week of primetime
programs exploring the most important time in anyone's development - the
school years. How far will parents and society go for our children's
education? What goes on in a kindergarten class? Can choosing the wrong
secondary school prevent your kids from getting into a good university?
Documentaries, dramas and The Agenda with Steve Paikin will look at these
issues and more.
    From July 19 to 24, TVO presents Mysteries of the Mind: From Brilliant to
Broken. From high-IQ kids, an autistic savant and gender-specific learning
differences to Alzheimer's, how memory works and the mechanisms of addictions,
this collection of mind-bending programs examines what makes us tick.
    July 26 to August 2, Belong or Bust: Where Do I Fit In? caps off the trio
of theme weeks with a series of programs exploring a variety of viewpoints on
culture, identity and our place in society. Stories include different
perspectives on the immigrant experience, racism and tolerance, national
pride, alternative views of family, and a thought-provoking walk with some of
our greatest modern philosophers.
    And August 31 to September 4, leading up to The Agenda with Steve
Paikin's new fall season, TVO reprises last season's highly successful "On the
Road" tour. Citizen engagement and community outreach reached new heights as
TVO's flagship current affairs show visited five cities across Ontario to
discuss and debate the state of the province's regional economies and the
resulting social implications. Stops included Windsor (the manufacturing
economy), Sault Ste. Marie (the resource economy), Kingston (the agricultural
economy), Thunder Bay (the Aboriginal economy) and Waterloo (the innovation
    For more information on these programs and more, please visit TVO's
Summer 2009 media highlights at

    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. TVO's vision is to empower people to be
engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media.

    Where to find TVO

    Cable: channel 2 (channel may vary in some areas), Bell TV: Channel 265,
Star Choice: Channel 353

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Paul Ginis: (416) 484-2600 x
2445, pginis@tvo.org; Angela Garde: (416) 484-2600 x 2305, agarde@tvo.org;
Audience Relations: (416) 484-2665, asktvo@tvo.org

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