New season begins Sunday, September 14, 2008, with Growing Minds, a week
that asks: How far parents and society go for our children's education?
TORONTO, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - Are gifted children slipping through the net of
the education system? Is the sight of a 59-year-old muscle-bound man in a
skimpy Speedo an inspiration or an embarrassment? Where does the line between
protection from offensive material and censorship lie? TVO's programming is
anchored around the issues and subjects that affect our community, society and
world today and are intended to provoke thought and stimulate discussion.
Please visit TVO's Fall 2008 Primetime Highlights at
www.newswire.ca/en/releases/mmnr/tvo/fall2008 to explore our great line up of
programs in the following categories:
- Growing Minds (September 14 to 20, 2008) - TVO's fall 2008 season
kicks off with an entire week of primetime documentaries and dramas,
along with The Agenda with Steve Paikin, exploring the most important
time in anyone's development - the school years. How far will parents
and society to go for our children's education? What really happens
in a kindergarten classroom? Could picking the wrong secondary school
prevent your kids from getting into a good university? Does the
Chinese education system have something to teach us? These are a few
of the discussion points raised by this unprecedented week of
- Current Affairs - The Agenda with Steve Paikin returns September 2,
2008, with a third season of outstanding analysis of issues and
events affecting us all. This year, The Agenda with Steve Paikin will
go on the road visiting and broadcasting from five different regions
in Ontario examining our province's changing economies. And the
world's foremost thinkers on social, cultural, political and economic
issues join Allan Gregg to discuss their latest books on Allan Gregg
in Conversation, back for its 14th season.
- Documentaries - TVO is home to the best non-fiction programming from
Canada and around the world. The View From Here is TVO's award-
winning anthology series of Canadian-made point-of-view films. Human
Edge offers perspectives from around the world. Masterworks explores
the life and work of influential artists. Documentaries on history,
science, technology, nature, and geography fill out the schedule
every day of the week.
- TVO Sundays - Every Sunday at 8 pm TVO presents documentaries that
tackle key social, environmental, economic, political and cultural
issues. Following at 9 pm are feature-length dramas or documentaries
on a similar theme, or addressing another topic of interest.
- Drama and Film - Weekdays at 9 pm, TVO explores the human condition
through its lineup of powerful, contemporary dramas touching on
universal themes. And Saturday Night at the Movies enters its 35th
season offering great movies along with The Interviews, exclusive
conversations with actors and filmmakers.
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.
Where to find TVO: Cable subscribers channel 2 (channel may vary in some
areas), Bell ExpressVu subscribers: Channel 265, Star Choice subscribers:
For more information on these and other programs and services, visit
For further information:
For further information: Media Contacts: Paul Ginis, (416) 484-2600
x2445, firstname.lastname@example.org; Anne Rubenstein, (416) 484-2881, email@example.com;
Audience Relations: (416) 484-2665, firstname.lastname@example.org