[Canadiana] Denis McGrath will be telling truth to power
on the CBC this afternoon. The subject is: how can the CRTC gut Canadian drama even more
, and if they do, why should we watch American series on CTV when we can watch them on NBC?
For those of you who haven't been following this, the Canadian broadcast networks are asking for the right to fulfill their Canadian Content requirements by airing infomercials
. Which leaves us wondering: if they're not going to fund Canadian drama, why do we need Canadian networks at all? We could just have local affiliates of ABC and NBC airing local infomercials.
Denis, in case you didn't know it, is even funnier and smarter live than in print. Try to catch his words of wisdom. Especially if you work at
CTV. He will make a great talk show host, after he sabotages his screenwriting career here.
(Of course, maybe they'll listen to him and get it
. And be so grateful to him
for telling the Canadian nets what they're doing wrong.)
Here's the program guide for today
. You can also listen online.
UPDATE: Aha, here's the schedule:
3:30 pm (1:30 p.m. your time)
3:50 pm (um...is that..uh...4:50 Halifax time, right?)
4:20 pm (5:20, right?)
SAINT JOHN (um...5:40? If it was St. John's, I might have a aneurysm here.)
5:10 pm (3:10 local)