Continuing the experiment of live streaming the podcast, Anthony and I will be recording via a Google Hangout tonight at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. We’ll post a link to the Youtube stream to Twitter and Facebook shortly before we go live. Chat with us on twitter using the hashtag #tveh136 as you watch. And tweet us links of news items to cover anytime today using that hashtag.
From Steve Baerwald of The Beaverton (satiricial website):
Canadian TV execs can’t wait to cancel this year’s original programming
Canadian TV executives are very excited to once again greenlight, produce, and cancel this year’s original programming, inside sources report. Continue reading.
Panic Button, Space- “There Will Be Space”
Five subjects enter the craziest haunted house ever built to face their fears. Vanessa, an intense and devoted music teacher endures a series of tests with snakes, while Ruth tackles her childhood phobia of spiders. Kayvon, an ultra-competitive Alpha male, comes face to face with a python, as Ashlee battles an infestation of cockroaches, and Yassin must overcome his fear of rats.
From DK Latta of Huffington Post Canada:
Is Canadian TV Better Than We Admit?
Detractors (and villifiers) of Canadian TV programs are often quick to point out that usually only one or two (scripted) Canadian TV series make it into the weekly top 20 or 30 (more if you count news, specials, and hockey). That’s the glass half empty. Glass half full? An astonishing number of Canadian series are doing OK. Read more.
The season finale of THE NATURE OF THINGS – ‘The Man Who Tweeted Earth’ – airs Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV. Most of us can only imagine what life is like on board the International Space Station. But last December that all changed when Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield started his five month tour of duty. As Hadfield orbits the earth at 28,000 km/h, he uses social media to deliver a unique real-time connection to space that society has never been able to experience. Using Twitter to communicate and by constantly snapping pictures of Earth from above, Hadfield’s mission has helped to close the distance between us and space. Climb aboard the International Space station and get an in-depth look at Hadfield’s mission with the season finale of THE NATURE OF THINGS.