Celebrating Global Change from the Blue Carpet to Backstage, ETALK PRESENTS: GLOBAL CITIZEN Premieres October 10 on CTV

— October 5, 2016

– Hosted by ETALK’s Liz Trinnear, with exclusive backstage access, the half-hour special features blue carpet and behind-the-scenes interviews, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Bill Gates, Diane Kruger, Kweku Mandela, Usher, and Sam Roberts –
– ETALK PRESENTS: GLOBAL CITIZEN includes an English broadcast exclusive performance from R&B icon Usher, accompanied by The Roots, from GLOBAL CITIZEN: A CONCERT TO END AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA –
– The special highlights Canada’s contribution to The Global Fund’s Replenishment and illuminates how musicians, actors, and change-makers can use their influence to drive change to battle the diseases globally alongside Canada’s youth –

TORONTO (Oct. 5, 2016)ETALK celebrates the progress in global health and development with an all-new special, ETALK PRESENTS: GLOBAL CITIZEN. Premiering Monday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, this half-hour special features highlights and exclusive interviews from GLOBAL CITIZEN: A CONCERT TO END AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA. Hosted by ETALK Reporter Liz Trinnear, the special delivers exclusive interviews from the blue carpet and from an unrivalled backstage position; and stage highlights, including a full length performance from R&B icon and multi-Grammy winner Usher accompanied by The Roots. ETALK PRESENTS: GLOBAL CITIZEN, filmed at the Bell Centre in Montréal on September 17, informs viewers about how musicians, actors, and change-makers can influence the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria globally alongside with Canadians. “As a proud supporter of Global Citizen, we are excited to share this special with Canadian audiences across the country, delivering the exclusive content and star-studded engagement that ETALK is known for,” said Randy Lennox, President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media. “ETALK PRESENTS: GLOBAL CITIZEN gives viewers the opportunity to be a part of the inspiring event that thousands of attendees experienced in Montréal on September 17.” ETALK’s Liz Trinnear interviews special guest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, who speak about the importance of Canadian engagement with the rest of the world to bring about change and improve the lives of those impacted by disease. She also speaks with the stars and activists attending the September 17th event about using their voice to contribute to the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. R&B icon Usher; philanthropist Bill Gates; actress Diane Kruger; Canadian musicians Charlotte Cardin, Metric’s Emily Haines, and Sam Roberts; and Africa Rising Foundation co-founder Kweku Mandela talk about Global Citizen’s power to engage youth and make an impact globally; and Canada’s key involvement in the campaign, which saw $13 billion raised for the Global Fund’s replenishment. ETALK PRESENTS: GLOBAL CITIZEN airs Monday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two. ETALK airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV Two and CTV GO, and 6:30 p.m. ET on E! (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Bell FibeTV subscribers can watch the full GLOBAL CITIZEN: A CONCERT TO END AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA concert on demand, only on FibeTV channel 1.


Hosted by Anchor Ben Mulroney, with Co-Anchor Danielle Graham, Senior Correspondents Lainey Lui and Traci Melchor, Senior Reporter Devon Soltendieck, Reporters Liz Trinnear, Chloe Wilde, and L.A. Correspondent Jesse Giddings, ETALK is the #1 most-watched entertainment newsmagazine in Canada. From the OSCARS® and the EMMY® Awards, to the GOLDEN GLOBE®, and JUNO Awards, ETALK is front-and-centre, delivering up-to-the-minute news in film, television, music, and more. Celebrating both home-grown talent and international stars, ETALK became the first daily Canadian entertainment newsmagazine when it launched in 2002. ETALK is produced by Bell Media Production, and Morley Nirenberg is Director of Production and Executive Producer. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Production. Mike Cosentino is Head, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media.  More information about ETALK can be found at etalk.ca, as well as on Facebook and @etalkCTV.


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About Global Citizen

Global Citizen is a social action platform for a global generation that wants to solve the world’s biggest challenges. On the platform Global Citizens can learn about issues, take action on what matters most and join a community committed to social change. We believe we can end extreme poverty by 2030, because of the collective actions of Global Citizens across the world. Over the last five years, Global Citizens around the world have taken over six million actions to solve the world’s biggest challenges. To date, the actions by our global community have resulted in 120 commitments and policy announcements from leaders, including financial aid valued at over $25 billion that will directly impact the lives of 656 million people.


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