July 20, 2012
CANADA AM Counts Down to London 2012, Weekdays on CTV and CTV News Channel
For Immediate Release – July 20, 2012
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This week, CANADA AM= counts down to Friday’s Opening Ceremony for London 2012 with a week of specially themed shows starting Monday at 6 a.m. ET on CTV and CTV News Channel. CANADA AM captures the excitement building on the ground in London with reports from CTV News’ Todd Battis, and OLYMPIC PRIME TIME on CTV host Brian Williams sets the stage for Friday’s Opening Ceremony. Dr. Greg Wells of Gemini Award-winning feature series SUPERBODIES talks about limits of the human body and Jeanne Beker has the scoop on the fashions of the Games. And former Olympians, synchronized swimmer Catherine Garceau and rower Jason Dorland join CANADA AM this week to talk about life after the Olympic Games limelight.
The following week, beginning Monday, July 30, CANADA AM will broadcast throughout the Games on CTV News Channel from 6-9 a.m. ET bringing the latest news to Canadians. Visit CANADA AM online at www.canadaam.ctv.ca for full episodes, top stories, CANADA AM extras, daily show info, featured recipes, book reviews, technology headlines and contributor stories.
Complete highlights are as follows:
Monday, July 23
• CATHERINE GARCEAU: The former Canadian Olympic synchronized swimmer talks about her personal story of survival and success in the sport for which she won a bronze medal at Sydney 2000 in her new book, Swimming Out of Water.
• PUPPETS GOING FOR GOLD: Reggie and Zach, two popular puppets from the online kids show PANCAKE MANOR are preparing to head to the Olympics with their Victoria, BC creator, filmmaker Billy Reid. CANADA AM talks to Reid about what it was like to be handpicked by YouTube to produce Olympic Games-themed clips for its “Live in London” promotion, and how he’s preparing.
• LATEST FROM LONDON: CTV News’ Todd Battis, joins CANADA AM with an update from London on the preparations, the athletes and more as the final march towards this week’s Opening Ceremony continues.
• SMARTPHONE GAMES: It’s a stacked field of phone competitors at the first ever CANADA AM Phone Games. Canada’s top smartphones are all in competition for the podium, and technology official Mark Saltzman is handing out the awards.
Tuesday, July 24
• JASON DORLAND: His career as an Olympic rower is now miles away, but the waters after his medal pursuits were rough for Dorland. He is now an author of Chariots and Horses: life lessons from an Olympic rower and is a sought after motivational speaker who talks about overcoming depression and transitioning from being an athlete to the realities of life as a coach and entrepreneur.
• PF CHANG’S COMES TO CANADA: Philip Chang founder of PF Chang’s China Bistro talks to CANADA AM about opening his first restaurant in Canada for the discerning diner, and how high profile Canadian Twitter followers are helping get the word out.
• DAN SULLIVAN: His mission as a strategic coach is to help put entrepreneurs into action. In his latest book, The Great Crossover, Sullivan looks at historic crossovers and how society is at the point of being transformed by what he calls “the fourth crossover to a digital language.”
Wednesday, July 25
• BOB SAGET: He’s a funny guy! Today he starts the morning off with a laugh talking to CANADA AM about hosting Montreal’s Just for Laugh’s festival.
• RUBY SPARKS: Another little film that could from the producers of Little Miss Sunshine! Richard Crouse sits down with actors Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano - a couple, on and off the screen - about this unconventional quirky love story.
• LEAFLESS SALADS: “Skip the lettuce,” says Rose Reisman, as she shows CANADA AM viewers how to make easy and tasty salads without it.
Thursday, July 26
• BRIAN WILLIAMS: He’s the host of CTV’s OLYMPIC PRIME TIME and this morning for CANADA AM he’s doing what he does best: separating fact from fiction when it comes to the Opening Ceremony.
• LONDON 2012 FASHION: Jeanne Beker talks about who she expects will receive top marks in fashion at tomorrow’s Opening Ceremony.
• CAMPING GADGETS: CANADA AM’s favourite camper, Kevin Callan, goes beyond basics today with cool gadgets to pack-up before heading out on that next camping trip.
Friday, July 27 – LONDON 2012 OPENING CERMONY
• DR. GREG WELLS: He’s the host of the Consortium’s Gemini Award-winning feature series SUPERBODIES and Dr. Greg Wells gives viewers an overview of the limits of the human body and what records he thinks we could see broken at London 2012.
• FILM FRIDAY: CANADA AM’s film critic Richard Crouse reviews new releases; Step Up Revolution and The Watch.
CANADA AM is Canada’s most-watched national morning newsmagazine. Since its launch in 1972, CANADA AM has brought Canadians a unique blend of hard news and lifestyle stories, featuring in-depth interviews with top newsmakers, celebrities and musical stars. Lis Travers is the Vice-President and Executive Producer for CANADA AM and Wendy Freeman is the President of CTV News.
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