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Program Schedule

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12:00amALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS - You Can't Trust a ManAfter serving time for a crime that his wife Crystal committed, Tony wants to resume his relationship with her. Crystal has other ideas, and murders him. She tells the police that she didn't know Tony, and because of his prison record, they believe her. Unbeknownst to Crystal, Tony patented an invention while he was in prison, and the police launch an investigation to find his next-of-kin. (CC)29/3/2007
12:30amTELESCOPE - A Talk With Hitchcock-Pt 1- Alfred HitchcockA revealing look at the man known to his audiences as "The Master Of Suspense".29/3/2007
01:00amFAERIE TALE THEATRECarrie Fisher and William Katt are Thumb-Sized Lovers...Video magic transforms Carrie Fisher into the diminutive heroine of THUMBELINA, a girl so tiny she slept in a matchbox, so kind even fieldmice loved her, so beautiful she married a Prince. Raised by a kindhearted charwoman, Thumbelina is kidnapped and almost forced to marry first a Toad, then a crotchety Mole, played by Burgess Meredith. She manages, however, to escape to a beautiful garden kingdom where she meets a handsome equally tiny Pr29/3/2007
02:00amPAID PROGRAMMING - Thane DirectPaid Programming29/3/2007
02:30amPAID PROGRAMMING - Thane DirectPaid Programming29/3/2007
03:00amPAID PROGRAMMING - Thane DirectPaid Programming29/3/2007
03:30amPAID PROGRAMMING - Thane DirectPaid Programming29/3/2007
04:00amPAID PROGRAMMING - Thane DirectPaid Programming29/3/2007
04:30amPAID PROGRAMMING - Thane DirectPaid Programming29/3/2007
05:00amOFF THE PAGE - Pierre BertonAcclaimed author Pierre Berton "Dr. Kane Of The Arctic Seas: Adventures In Canadian History" takes a scathing look at how Canada has ravaged its coastal waters, killing the once-abundant wildlife and plundering resources for profit. (CC)29/3/2007
05:30amWORD THIS WEEK - Buried Treasure Food and Free BooksOak Island Obsession documents Lee Lamb's parents search for a treasure that is supposed to be buried there, and the circumstances that would eventually claim four lives. Rachel meets up with chef Anthony Bourdain and talks about writers, his passion for food, and the one meal we should all have before we die. We went shopping at our local food market with Mireille Guiliano to discuss her works and to find out indeed, how French women do not get fat After years of reviewing other people's fi29/3/2007
06:00amSPIRIT BASICSThe beginning of classic cocktails and the spirits that are in them. (CC)29/3/2007
06:30amBIO LIBRARY - Martin LevinLUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN: A MEMOIR by Norman Malcolm is the remarkably vivid personal memoir of Wittgenstein as told by his friend. The book includes the complete text of 57 letters that Wittgenstein wrote to Malcolm over a period of 11 years. They reveal how much friendships mattered to Wittgenstein, and how concerned he was for the health & well-being of his friends. Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius, by Ray Monk In this incisive portrait, Ray Monk offers a unique insight into the life and29/3/2007
07:00amIMPRINT - Gail Anderson-DargatzFeaturing the author of the award-winning novel "The Cure for Death by Lightning." Anderson-Dargatz admired writer Margaret Laurence at an early age and decided to follow in her footsteps, writing about Canadian farming women.(CC)29/3/2007
07:30amFINE PRINT - Catherine Bergman-From The JapaneseHost Carolyn Weaver and her guest Mirabel Palmer-Elliott of Today's Parent.com take a look at "From The Japanese" by journalist and author, Catherine Bergman. In this book, Bergman's first, she records her observations of Japan and writes passionately about her interviews with intellectual gurus, rebels, politicians, artists, adolescents, and even about an audience with the Emperor. Her aim is to challenge many of the common misconceptions and preconceived ideas held in the West about Japan and29/3/2007
08:00amWORD THIS WEEK - Episode # 017News - The Right Man offers peek into White House; Barabra Gowdy launches The Romantic; 1421 suggests the Chinese might have discovered America before Columbus. Feature - PEN (Poets Essayists and Novelists) International: how they save writers' lives by writing letters. Taslima Nasrin - Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin, her PEN-aided flight to freedom. Food for Thought - Daniel Richler tears cover off trashy new book Karla29/3/2007
08:30amPERSON2PERSONSay the words testicular cancer to a group of men and you'll probably clear the room. Enter actor Shawn Thompson, who says losing both testes to the disease made him even MORE of a man. Producer: Liane Kotler.29/3/2007
09:00amWRITING LIFE - Camilla GibbGibb's publications include numerous scholarly articles, short stories and works of non-fiction, including "Mouthing The Words" and "The Petty Details Of So-and-So's Life". Here, she gives viewers a look at her meteoric rise as a writer and her incredible road from academia to the writing life. (CC)29/3/2007
09:30amTELESCOPE - Not So Much An Agency As A CultA profile of Canadian Press, the non-profit, cooperative news agency owned by 102 Canadian newspapers. The program looks in on CP bureaus in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Washington, and London. Among those interviewed are Gillis Purcell, general manager of CP; Ross Munro, publisher of "The Canadian" and former CP man; Charles Peters, publisher of the "Montreal Gazette;" and Robert Fulford, "Toronto Star" columnist.29/3/2007
10:00amPAID PROGRAMMING - KingstarPaid Programming29/3/2007
10:30amPAID PROGRAMMING - Thane DirectPaid Programming29/3/2007
11:00amIMPRINT - Gail Anderson-DargatzFeaturing the author of the award-winning novel "The Cure for Death by Lightning." Anderson-Dargatz admired writer Margaret Laurence at an early age and decided to follow in her footsteps, writing about Canadian farming women.(CC)29/3/2007
11:30amFINE PRINT - Catherine Bergman-From The JapaneseHost Carolyn Weaver and her guest Mirabel Palmer-Elliott of Today's Parent.com take a look at "From The Japanese" by journalist and author, Catherine Bergman. In this book, Bergman's first, she records her observations of Japan and writes passionately about her interviews with intellectual gurus, rebels, politicians, artists, adolescents, and even about an audience with the Emperor. Her aim is to challenge many of the common misconceptions and preconceived ideas held in the West about Japan and29/3/2007
12:00pmALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS - The Gloating PlaceAttention-seeker Susan Harper attains celebrity status after she fakes being assaulted, and the newspapers fall for her story. When the spotlight on her begins to fade, she has to think of a way to regain the notoriety. (CC)29/3/2007
12:30pmBIO LIBRARY - Jung Chang - MaoHost Carolyn Weaver and her guests, co-authors Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, discuss their work "Mao: The Unknown Story." Writing to honour the millions of Chinese who fell victim to Mao Zedong's (also spelled Mao Tse-tung) drive for absolute power, the co-writers succeed with the force, not just of moral outrage, but of facts. The book paints Mao as a thug who recklessly acted for his own personal gain. (CC)29/3/2007
1:00pmBIG IDEAS - Bernard LewisOpinions and expertise about today's important issues from some of the leading personalities and pundits of our time. A showcase of the ideas that shape our public debates today and our understanding of the world as it is and as it is likely to be in the future. (CC)29/3/2007
2:00pmADVENTURE OF ENGLISHSee how England was ruled for three centuries after the Conquest by a French-speaking king and court, who used Latin for their official business. English was the language of the peasants; the third-class tongue in its own country. The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Norman castles and cathedrals are the locations the story of how English slowly clawed its way back up the ladder is told and see how it took two centuries of bloody war with France and the death of a third of the population i29/3/2007
3:00pmLIFE AND DEATH IN ROMEIn the Third Century AD, The Roman Empire faced its greatest threat as the world's superpower. A combination of plague, bloody civil war and imperial debauchery tore the Empire apart and brought it to its knees. This is the story of how the Third Century crisis came about. It is also the tragic tale of the unknown Emperor who pulled Rome back from the brink of disaster. (CC)29/3/2007
4:00pmBIO LIBRARY - Jung Chang - MaoHost Carolyn Weaver and her guests, co-authors Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, discuss their work "Mao: The Unknown Story." Writing to honour the millions of Chinese who fell victim to Mao Zedong's (also spelled Mao Tse-tung) drive for absolute power, the co-writers succeed with the force, not just of moral outrage, but of facts. The book paints Mao as a thug who recklessly acted for his own personal gain. (CC)29/3/2007
4:30pmALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS - The Gloating PlaceAttention-seeker Susan Harper attains celebrity status after she fakes being assaulted, and the newspapers fall for her story. When the spotlight on her begins to fade, she has to think of a way to regain the notoriety. (CC)29/3/2007
5:00pmIN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHTCarroll O'Connor and Howard E. Rollins Jr. star in this television adaptation of the 1967 film classic. Against the racially-charged backdrop of the South, a gruff white sheriff and a street-wise black cop put aside their differences to keep the peace in the small town of Sparta, Georgia. Based on the novel by John Ball. (CC)29/3/2007
6:00pmIMPRINT - Gail Anderson-DargatzFeaturing the author of the award-winning novel "The Cure for Death by Lightning." Anderson-Dargatz admired writer Margaret Laurence at an early age and decided to follow in her footsteps, writing about Canadian farming women.(CC)29/3/2007
6:30pmFINE PRINT - Catherine Bergman-From The JapaneseHost Carolyn Weaver and her guest Mirabel Palmer-Elliott of Today's Parent.com take a look at "From The Japanese" by journalist and author, Catherine Bergman. In this book, Bergman's first, she records her observations of Japan and writes passionately about her interviews with intellectual gurus, rebels, politicians, artists, adolescents, and even about an audience with the Emperor. Her aim is to challenge many of the common misconceptions and preconceived ideas held in the West about Japan and29/3/2007
7:00pmWRITING LIFE - Camilla GibbGibb's publications include numerous scholarly articles, short stories and works of non-fiction, including "Mouthing The Words" and "The Petty Details Of So-and-So's Life". Here, she gives viewers a look at her meteoric rise as a writer and her incredible road from academia to the writing life. (CC)29/3/2007
7:30pmTELESCOPE - Not So Much An Agency As A CultA profile of Canadian Press, the non-profit, cooperative news agency owned by 102 Canadian newspapers. The program looks in on CP bureaus in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Washington, and London. Among those interviewed are Gillis Purcell, general manager of CP; Ross Munro, publisher of "The Canadian" and former CP man; Charles Peters, publisher of the "Montreal Gazette;" and Robert Fulford, "Toronto Star" columnist.29/3/2007
8:00pmBOOK SHORTS' MOVING STORIESAward-winning host Paul Quarrington presents short films as a means to explore the process of filmmaking and adapting the printed word to screens in our multi-media universe. Features Michael Connellys ECHO PARK PROLOGUE, a film adaptation of the latest Harry Bosch detective novel along with an intense interview with this Hollywood-based writer who optioned another of his novels to Clint Eastwood. (CC)29/3/2007
8:30pmBIO LIBRARY - Jung Chang - MaoHost Carolyn Weaver and her guests, co-authors Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, discuss their work "Mao: The Unknown Story." Writing to honour the millions of Chinese who fell victim to Mao Zedong's (also spelled Mao Tse-tung) drive for absolute power, the co-writers succeed with the force, not just of moral outrage, but of facts. The book paints Mao as a thug who recklessly acted for his own personal gain. (CC)29/3/2007
9:00pmLIFE AND DEATH IN ROMEIn the Third Century AD, The Roman Empire faced its greatest threat as the world's superpower. A combination of plague, bloody civil war and imperial debauchery tore the Empire apart and brought it to its knees. This is the story of how the Third Century crisis came about. It is also the tragic tale of the unknown Emperor who pulled Rome back from the brink of disaster. (CC)29/3/2007
10:00pmLITERATURE ALIVEDub poet d'bi young shares this documentary with her storyteller mother Anita Stewart. In this intimate portrait of the two women, we explore their bond, their history, and their common views on the power of poetry.29/3/2007
10:30pmPORTRAITS OF POWERFrom Kennedy to Hitler, profiles of famous and infamous leaders of the 20th Century. Based on essays and first hand accounts from 10 New York Times correspondents, who watched as these famous figures changed the world. (CC)29/3/2007
11:00pmADVENTURE OF ENGLISHSee how England was ruled for three centuries after the Conquest by a French-speaking king and court, who used Latin for their official business. English was the language of the peasants; the third-class tongue in its own country. The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Norman castles and cathedrals are the locations the story of how English slowly clawed its way back up the ladder is told and see how it took two centuries of bloody war with France and the death of a third of the population i29/3/2007

 

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