TVO May 2008 Highlights

    TORONTO, March 28 /CNW/ - TVO's April 2008 media highlights are now
available at Please visit
the site for more information and to view video clips of programs.
    What is the effect of the chemical soup all around us on children's
health? Is watching three films a week the educational equivalent of going to
school? Is Canada immune from the sub-prime real estate disaster? And what can
photography reveal about our history and society that text books cannot? These
are just a few of the many thought-provoking questions TVO's documentaries,
dramas and current affairs programs will raise through its May 2008 schedule.
    Documentaries on TVO in May include the View From Here / Your Voice
presentation of "Toxic Trespass" Wednesday May 14 at 10 pm. The film follows
filmmaker Barri Cohen as she investigates how chemical contaminants may have
entered into her daughter. Immediately following the film "Your Voice," TVO's
LIVE education-focused parenting program at, will feature guest
experts discussing issues raised in the documentary.
    TVO's Canadian anthology documentary series, The View From Here, presents
"Heaven or Not" and "Woodland Spirits" on May 21 beginning at 10 pm. Both
films are part of the NFB-TVO Calling Card Program for Emerging Filmmakers.
Featuring documentaries from around the world, The Human Edge presents The
Mother on May 7 at 10 pm. The film is a deeply moving portrait of a woman who
fled a violent husband and who struggles to feed and educate her children in a
remote village.
    On "Allan Gregg in Conversation," Liberal MP and investment author Garth
Turner warns that Canada's real estate future is on shaky ground, and Pulitzer
Prize-winning author Samantha Power talks about the United Nation's turbulent
history through a portrait of one of its late diplomats.
    And among the many great evenings of film and film discussion on
"Saturday Night at the Movies" and "The Interviews", May 10 features a special
"Interviews" with David Gilmour and his son Jesse talking about the importance
of cinema in their lives. The conversation stems from Gilmour's book "The Film
Club" in which he recounts what happened when he let his teenage son drop out
of school - on condition that he watch three movies a week with him.
    Where to find TVO: Cable subscribers channel 2 (channel may vary in some
areas), Bell ExpressVu subscribers: Channel 265, Star Choice subscribers:
Channel 353.

    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. We are committed to empowering people to be
engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Paul Ginis, (416) 484-2600
x2445,; Anne Rubenstein, (416) 484-2881,;
Audience Relations: (416) 484-2665,

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