Next Week on CANADA AM – Toronto International Film Festival, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, Chrissie Hynde, Lawrence Hill, The Wiggles, and MORE…

— September 4, 2015

For Immediate Release – September 4, 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 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, Sept. 7
  • Training with a Pro: Demonstrating some hoop tactics, Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors hits the coaching bench with Marci Ien.
  • It. Out.: Gossip kingpin Perez Hilton, joins CANADA AM to discuss the latest celebrity gossip and his role as Danny Tanner in National Lampoon presents Full House! The Musical Parody!
  • Not a Missed Steak: To help send off summer, Executive Chef Corbin Tomaszeski (RESTAURANT MAKEOVER) serves up Labour Day Monday grilling options.
Tuesday, Sept. 8
  • A Music Memoir: Bev Thomson sits down with Chrissie Hynde of the 80s rock band, The Pretenders. The legendary singer-songwriter shares her deepest thoughts in her memoir, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender.
  • Born to Be a Soldier: Jody Mitic, A 20-year Canadian Armed Forces veteran and Sniper Team Leader lost both his legs when he stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan on his third tour of duty overseas. Today, the inspirational solider joins CANADA AM to share his new memoir that follows his personal journey into the Canadian military, Unflinching: The Making of a Canadian Sniper.
  • Future Fashion: Wearable tech expert Tom Emrich and Sunny Fong, winner of PROJECT RUNWAY CANADA and designer of VAWK, show CANADA AM how they are combining technology and fashion with a wearable tech fashion show.
Wednesday, Sept. 9
  • The Illegal: Acclaimed Canadian author, Lawrence Hill (The Book of Negroes) joins CANADA AM to talk about his new novel, The Illegal. Most recently, Toronto-based film company, Conquering Lion Pictures has acquired the rights to adapt Hill's new novel.
  • Captured: Fresh from setting up the exhibit Prisoners of Age at Alcatraz, Montreal photographer Ron Levine joins CANADA AM to talk about his career photographing inmates in Canadian and American prisons.
  • Professional Toy Tester: As Chief Play Officer for Toys “R” Us Canada, playing with toys was all in a day’s work for 11-year-old Alex Thorne. Today, the true Toys “R” Us kid shares the skills he has learned in different jobs and how giving children unique experiences can help prepare them for new challenges in life.
Thursday, Sept. 10 Friday, Sept. 11
  • Festival Feature: Marci sits down with Canadian film director, Atom Egoyan to talk about his new TIFF premiere, Remember, starring Academy® Award-winner Christopher Plummer.
  • TIFF Buzz: CANADA AM’s film critic Richard Crouse reviews the Film Festival’s opening night and offers a sneak peek of the red carpet magic to come.
  • Rock & Roll Preschool: Coming off a smash-hit Australian tour of 145 sold-out shows, the world’s most popular children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles perform on the AM Soundstage with an audience of toddlers doing some wiggling of their own.


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