POWER PLAY WITH TOM CLARK Premieres Feb. 2 on CTV Newsnet

       - CTV Newsnet's daily political program gets new name, host and
                               fresh new look -
     - All episodes of POWER PLAY WITH TOM CLARK will be available on the
          CTV Video Player; Tom Clark to write daily commentary for
                             CTV.ca/powerplay -

    TORONTO, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - With a fresh look at politics, politicians and
plays for power, CTV Newsnet announced today that its interim daily political
program ON THE HILL will officially re-launch this coming Monday, February 2
at 5 p.m. as POWER PLAY WITH TOM CLARK. This new program will be the political
show of record for Canadians, complete with a new look and fresh new take on
political reporting. Every day from Monday to Friday, Clark will cut through
the rhetoric and highlight the people and players that dominate the political
scene in Canada. Online, at CTV.ca/powerplay, Tom Clark expands on the issues
of the day in his daily note, while viewers can catch episodes they've missed
on the CTV Video Player.

    (xx)Media Note (xx) Download photos of Tom Clark and the POWER PLAY WITH
    TOM CLARK logo at ctvmedia.ca/ctvnewsnet.

    "Working on POWER PLAY is a fantastic new adventure for me," said Tom
Clark. "The political scene in Ottawa is such a fascinating and dramatic place
and this new show will illustrate just how exciting it is on Parliament Hill."

    In addition to delivering the breaking news from Parliament Hill that
political junkies have come to expect from CTV Newsnet, POWER PLAY WITH TOM
CLARK has added numerous new segments including "Hill to Hill." This new
feature expands on Clark's recent experience as CTV's Washington Bureau Chief
with an in-depth look at Canada-U.S. relations. Currently no other television
show in Canada provides regular in-depth coverage of this critical issue.

    Want to know what MPs are really doing in Ottawa? In a new addition
called "Private Members", Clark highlights MPs from across the country,
including their accomplishments, the many but largely ignored private members
bills, fascinating personal stories and those MPs who make contributions to
their communities that largely go unnoticed.

    In "Coast to Coast to Coast", Clark focuses on political voices from
across the country with a look at what has people talking outside of Ottawa.
"Ottawa Confidential" examines the fun side of Ottawa including the parties,
the gossip and the social circles most people know nothing about. "Your Tax
Dollars at Work" looks at the more absurd ways in which taxes are spent.
Finally, "Say Whaaa..?" showcases some of the weird and bizarre utterings from
our public officials.

    CTV Newsnet
    CTV Newsnet is Canada's 24-hour all-news network. CTV Newsnet draws on
the vast resources of Canada's No.1 news organization, CTV News, to deliver
breaking news the second it happens from communities across Canada and around
the world. CTV Newsnet also has strategic alliances with CNN, ABC and APTN to
bring Canadians the latest in politics, business, entertainment, sports, and
weather. Original CTV Newsnet news programming also includes POWER PLAY WITH
TOM CLARK. CTV Newsnet is wholly owned by CTV Inc., a division of

For further information:

For further information: Alexis Hood, Communications Manager, CTV Inc.,
(416) 384-4426 or alexis.hood@ctv.ca

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