Next Week on CANADA AM – SAVING HOPE Season Finale, Joni Nehrita, How Canada Invented Hollywood, and More…

— February 12, 2015

For Immediate Release – February 12, 2015 Watch Beverly Thomson, Marci Ien, and Jeff Hutcheson on CANADA AM, weekdays beginning at 6 a.m. ET on CTV, CTV News Channel, the CTV GO app, the CTV News GO app, and on the CTV Mobile channel on Bell Mobile TV. Visit CANADA AM online at www.canadaam.ctvnews.ca for full episodes, top stories, CANADA AM extras, daily show info, featured recipes, book reviews, and contributor gift ideas. Viewers can also watch the best of the week’s segments with a special weekly episode, airing Saturdays at 8 a.m. ET. Monday, Feb. 16
  • Relationship Review: With Valentine’s weekend in the rear view mirror, relationship expert Kimberly Moffitt offers CANADA AM viewers advice on reassessing the people, places, and things that it could be time to break up with.
  • Writing the Horror Story: Horror fiction writers Andrew Pyper and Craig Davidson discuss joining forces as they tour with their respective new books, The Damned and The Deep, offering CANADA AM viewers tips on how to write a horror novel.
  • Tech Neck: It’s the new ailment caused by our digital devices – from sore shoulders to a tense neck, many feel the effects of using digital devices. CANADA AM fitness expert Libby Norris demonstrates muscle strengthening exercises to get rid of “tech-neck”.
Tuesday, Feb. 17
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind: Jerusalem-based Yuval Harari visits CANADA AM to discuss his international bestseller which chronicles the entire 100,000-year history of the human species. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics, Harari explores how the currents of history have shaped human societies, surrounding animal and plant life, and even individual human personalities.
  • Val James: The first U.S. born Black player in the NHL joins CANADA AM with a glimpse at his newly published memoirs Black Ice: The Val James Story, which candidly documents the extreme racism he experienced during his hockey career.
  • Pancake Tuesday: Chef Kenton from Toronto’s Sheraton Centre celebrates the pancake on CANADA AM this morning, whipping up the tastes of all things Maple, in celebration of the Maple Leaf.
Wednesday, Feb. 18
  • SAVING HOPE Season Finale: Ahead of tonight’s must-see Season 3 finale, CANADA AM speaks with actor Benjamin Ayres, who plays Dr. Zach Miller in CTV’s hit medical drama.
  • Menopause Menu: Hot flashes, trouble sleeping, night sweats and other symptoms affect many women going through menopause. An alternative to prescription options to relieve the symptoms, Toronto nutritionist and author Theresa Albert takes CANADA AM viewers through dietary choices to minimize the not-so-pleasant side effects.
  • Joni Nehrita: Fresh from performances with both the Kitchener-Waterloo symphony and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestras, the R&B/Soul artist from Guelph performs songs from her upcoming album That’s The Truth live on the CANADA AM soundstage
Thursday, Feb. 19
  • Matt Shepard Is A Friend Of Mine: Poised for its theatrical release this month, the powerful documentary recounts the life of Shepard, a gay young man who was tortured and murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history.
  • Chinese New Year Moon Festival: CANADA AM welcomes TV and radio host Pay Chen, who discusses traditional gifts, superstitions and foods of the Chinese New Year and share a recipe that your viewers can recreate at home for their own celebration.
Friday, Feb. 20
  • Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood: Ahead of the Oscars, CANADA AM looks at the documentary Gone South:  How Canada Invented Hollywood. With more than one million Canadians working in film in Los Angeles, filmmakers Leslie D. Bland and Ian Ferguson discuss how the early days of Canadian migration has shaped and influence Hollywood as it exists today.
  • Movie Reviews: CANADA AM’s film critic Richard Crouse reviews Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and McFarland, USA.

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