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Upcoming episode: Global Currents, Oct. 14: Dads Who Fought Back

From Global:

This Week On ‘Global Currents’…
“Dads Who Fought Back”

Saturday, October 14th at 7 p.m. ET/PT (60 mins.)
DADS WHO FOUGHT BACK profiles a wide range of issues….from the emotional child custody battles of two desperate fathers facing a system they feel has developed a deep gender bias against men, to the progress of activist groups including “Fathers for Justice” using guerrilla-like tactics to draw attention to this widespread problem. Along with a startling examination of the Canadian family court system, the documentary provides perspective from both its supporters, and those calling for a change to current divorce laws governing paternal access.

About ‘GLOBAL CURRENTS’: Global National’s Kevin Newman hosts this critically acclaimed documentary series committed to revealing extraordinary perspectives and issues affecting all Canadians. Each one-hour, independently-produced documentary represents the talents of Canada’s best socio-political, environmental, humanist and scientific documentary filmmakers.

Other documentaries in the series include:

* Polygamy’s Lost Boys – October 21
* The Stamp Fishery: Loss of a Dream – October 28
* Somba K’e – The Money Place – November 4
* DecAIDS: Anything is Possible – November 11
* 100 Days of Freedom – November 18
* Damage Done: The Drug War Odyssey – November 25
* Rich Nation – December 2
* Thin Ice – December 9

*Broadcast schedules are subject to change.

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Global broadband offers Canadian shows

globalvideopage.jpgExclusive Lineup of Broadband Offerings Available Online on www.globaltv.com

1 Vs. 100 is Global’s latest online acquisition and the third U.S. primetime series to be added since the network launched its online content debut on September 19, joining the ranks of Canada’s #1 reality show, Survivor: Cook Islands and the smash hit Deal or No Deal with host Howie Mandel. Key Canadian original content online includes: Global National with Kevin Newman, Global Currents, Falcon Beach and The Jane Show.Each exclusive broadband program is streamed online, following their scheduled network premiere with select episodes archived and available on a customised menu. Users can access this programming by clicking the “VIDEO” tab located on the www.globaltv.com home page.

The launch of the globaltv.com premium video player is a successful continuation in the network’s broadband video rollout – the free, advertiser-supported program offerings provide Canadian online users an opportunity to create a personalized Global viewing experience on demand.

GLOBAL NATIONAL WITH KEVIN NEWMAN – Canada’s most-watched national newscast greets another milestone as it celebrates its fifth anniversary. Since its launch on September 3, 2001, Global National has distinguished itself as a critically-acclaimed, award-winning newscast that has been embraced by growing audiences coast-to-coast. Global National With Kevin Newman is also available as a Podcast and via bbtv at www.globaltv.com.GLOBAL CURRENTS – Global National’s Kevin Newman presents a unique documentary series committed to revealing extraordinary perspectives and issues affecting all Canadians. Each one-hour, independently-produced documentary represents the talents of Canada’s best socio-political, environmental, humanist and scientific documentary filmmakers.

FALCON BEACH – Setting a new stage for young adult drama in Canada, Falcon Beach tells the story of local and vacationing young men and women sharing three months together in a fictional waterfront community on the shores of Lake Winnipeg. This steamy weekly hour is now heading into Season Two.

THE JANE SHOW – Keeping the comedy writer-actor genre alive, Second City alumnae Teresa Pavlinek stars as “Jane Black”, a thirty-something novelist who foregoes her dream in order to join the ‘normal’ working world – only to discover it’s anything but.

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Adrienne Clarkson cameo on Corner Gas

From CTV:

Former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson Makes Special Cameo Appearance on Corner Gas, Monday, Oct. 16 on CTV

What red-blooded Canadian wouldn’t want to blow up a barn? Even former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson would jump at the chance as Hank enlists Brent’s help to tear down a barn in an all-new episode of Corner Gas, premiering Monday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (check local listings). Corner Gas continues to air Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network.

Meanwhile, Davis, who is determined to become the local paper’s “Newsmaker of the Year,” hires Wanda to take photos of him on the job. And Lacey is frustrated at Emma for having to continually re-manicure her nails.

In other upcoming episodes:

– “Jail House” (Oct. 23): Karen decides to put the ‘fun’ into fundraiser by locking Davis in a jail cell for charity while Wanda tries her best to install Oscar and Emma’s new toilet.

– “I Witness” (Oct. 30): Karen prepares a speech on eyewitness testimony while Hank tries to live out his dream of becoming a rodeo clown.

Viewers who missed the first four episodes of Corner Gas can catch up on episodes on The CTV Broadband Network at www.ctv.ca. Corner Gas episodes 1 through 4 are currently available on demand for free and each new episode will be made available Mondays at 9 a.m. ET following its television broadcast on CTV.

Corner Gas remains the most-watched comedy series on Canadian television and Canada’s Number 1 homegrown television program.

Visit the Corner Gas Web site at www.cornergas.com.

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