New Current Affairs Series, "Times Seven" to Debut on CBC Newsworld


The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announced today the launch of TIMES SEVEN, four weekly one-hour news programs that explore the most intriguing and important stories from around the world. It will be broadcast to more than 46 million homes in Canada and the United States, on CBC Newsworld and the Discovery Times network in the U.S.

Drawing on the award-winning journalism of The New York Times and CBC News, TIMES SEVEN offers documentary-style reporting on current events, pop culture, science and the arts. TIMES SEVEN debuts on CBC Newsworld Friday, June 3 with an episode premiering for three consecutive Fridays in the same timeslot. It will air on the same weekends on the Discovery Times network.

Hosted by Ian Hanomansing (CBC News: Canada Now and Hemispheres), the weekly program will feature innovative first-person reporting and a wide range of stories presented in five distinct categories:

� THE LEAD - A key story of the week, told in a unique and 'multi-layered' approach.
� ENTERPRISE - A feature report or investigation that draws upon the journalistic strength of The New York Times and CBC News.
� SCIENCE TIMES - Breakthroughs and developments in science and medicine.
� ARTS & TRENDS -The latest trends in arts and culture.
� OP-ED - The final word, a place for intelligent and provocative commentary from The New York Times columnists and public figures.

"TIMES SEVEN will take a documentary approach to the news, revealing the characters and stories in the news and trends of the week," says Tony Burman, Editor-in-Chief, CBC News. "This exciting co-production will bring the journalistic excellence of both The New York Times and CBC News to viewers across Canada and the United States."

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