From the Toronto Star, on the upcoming CBC reality TV show Dragons’ Den, where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their ideas in the hopes of getting financing:
What’s That About?: “The Airport”
Fri., Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
Examine the inner working of three airports with a common mission – moving travellers to their destinations safely and without delays. It’s a delicate balance and a massive challenge filled with daily hurdles, from snow on the runway and too many flights vying for landing rights, to high security risks and fire on the runway. At Montreal’s Trudeau International, amidst the snow and ice, veteran air traffic controller Bill Smith is on a mission to get his flights on the ground safely and get those held up in the taxi queue to take-off with no further delays. Outside Pearson International, ground traffic maintenance manager, Paul Schenk, has declared that closing Pearson – even in the worst weather – is not an option, so Todd Browne and his 11-strong corps of snow removing machines face a dangerous storm head on. And outside Hartsfield International in Atlanta, engineers Franklin Rucker and Frank Hayes are striving to solve their traffic overflow problem – by building a new runway over top of a 10-lane highway! Also, see how an army of workers, toiling away in airport areas few ever see, are driven to keep millions of people and their luggage moving safely to their destinations.
(From the comments section below, because it deserves a post of its own:)
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Episodes 1, 2, and 3 of our creative commons Odd Job Jack project “freejack” are now up with a high speed seed.
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Winnipeg’s first and only Top 10 competitor has been eliminated from Canadian Idol. Songwriter/producer Rob James, 28, received the fewest votes following last night’s nationwide poll, it was revealed live tonight on CTV. In all, 2.6 million votes were cast following last night’s live tribute to Classic Rock. James was the oldest competitor remaining in the competition. Now, six remain as the hunt for Canada’s next Canadian Idol intensifies.
Singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk guest stars as Canadian Idol goes acoustic
Canadian Idol will once again re-invent the format when it becomes the first Idol franchise in the world to present all-acoustic “unplugged” episodes next week. For the first time ever, Canadian Idol will leave its spectacular Top 10 studios for one week for the more intimate setting of Toronto’s legendary Masonic Temple Concert Hall when it broadcasts next Monday, August 14 and Tuesday, August 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV (check local listings). Along for the move is Canadian singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, who will guide the remaining Top 6 competitors as they sing live with basic accompaniment in front of a cozy crowd of just 200 people on Monday night’s show. On Tuesday’s live results show, Kreviazuk performs herself from her upcoming CD Ghost Stories.