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TORONTO(Nov. 8, 2013)– This week, W5 revisits the story of Pavel Kulisek, a Vancouver man who spentthree-and-a-half years in a Mexican jail for drug trafficking charges. In W5’s“FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,” premiering Saturday,Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV,Kulisek shares first-hand details with W5 Senior Reporter Victor Malarek aboutthe family vacation that turned into a terrifying stint in a maximum securityprison.
W5first covered Kulisek’s story while he was still imprisoned in 2011. Thisupcoming episode reveals what happened after his release, and meets withKulisek and his family who reveal their story for the first time. Kulisek washeld without trail in a Mexican jail for more than three years after beingarrested and charged with drug trafficking during a family vacation in 2008.
Alsoin this episode, W5 returns to RobFord, a story the program covered last April, with “THE CONFESSION”, a look at thisweek’s admission by Toronto’s Mayor to smoking crack cocaine that madeinternational headlines. W5’s thirdstory of the night, “HELL TO HEAVEN”, explores the cleanup of the Sydney TarPonds. At one time, Sydney, Nova Scotia was the site of the most toxic place inNorth America – the poisonous legacy of more than a century of making steel.After a massive cleanup, the industrial dump is now a pristine park, but forsome former residents the past can never be buried.
W5 also airs Saturdaysat 9 p.m. ET on CTV Two, and can be seen on InvestigationDiscovery on Tuesdays at 11 p.m. ET, and Wednesdays 12 noon ET; on demand at CTVNews.ca/W5; the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel on BellMobile TV, and through video on demand partners, such as Bell Fibe TV (visitCTV.ca for local listings).W5 is also simulcast in Toronto on CFRB NEWSTALK1010.
With anongoing commitment to covering tough, relevant stories with fair andresponsible reporting, W5 is in its 48th season of investigative journalism.Hosted by CTV NATIONAL NEWS’ Lloyd Robertson, the award-winning series is themost-watched documentary program in Canada. Anton Koschany is ExecutiveProducer of W5. Brett Mitchell is Senior Producer. Wendy Freeman is President,CTV News.
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