1998-1999 season

1998 08 24
Guest: Gail Sheehy
Topic: Society's Chronicler
Produced by Mary Lynk

From political profiles of America's most influential politicians, to mapping the passages of our lives, best-selling author Gail Sheehy reports on a wide spectrum of society. And the Vanity Fair contributing editor's latest investigation?  Male Menopause!  A look at politics, maleness and middle-age, with writer Gail Sheehy.


1998 08 25
Guest: Edward O. Wilson
Topic: The New Enlightenment
produced by Wendy Bryan

Can science make sense of everything? One of the century's most important scientists, Edward O. Wilson, thinks it can. Wilson, best known for his efforts to link biology and human behavior, argues in Consilience, for a new science of human nature, one that links science and the humanities.


1998 08 26
Guests: Max Valiquette, Sean Saraq, Kaan Yigit
Topic: Coolhunters
Produced by Wendy Bryan

The tracking of what's cool is a hot topic these days. Trends in the Gen Y culture are reverberating through mainstream marketing and consumerism. We take a look at Cool and the art of the coolhunt with Bozell Advertising's consumer navigator Max Valiquette, Sean Saraq, social philosopher and Co-Director of the Youth Research Division for Environics Research and Kaan Yigit, president of The Solutions Group.


1998 08 27
Guest: Chris Patten
Topic: The Last Governor
Produced by Rebecca Eckler

China called him a serpent, a thief, and a whore. In 1992, Chris Patten, a twenty-five year veteran of British politics, became the 28th and last governor of Hong Kong, the man who would stage manage the historic handover to China. We'll explore the last chapter of the British Empire, the controversy over his memoirs, conservatism after Thatcher, and his future.


1998 08 28
Guest: Rich Little
Topic: Is Imitation the Sincerest Form of Flattery?
Produced by Rebecca Eckler

Heere's Rich Little.  In television's variety-show heyday, impressionist Rich Little's send-ups of everyone from Diefenbaker to John Wayne made him a household name. The man of a thousand voices is here as himself -- talks about everything from living life as others to being blacklisted -- and he may just bring along a few of his friends.

1998 08 31
Guest: Martha Stewart
Topic: The High Priestess of Homemaking
Produced by Mary Lynk

A look at the world through the eyes of one of America's most successful media moguls.  Martha Stewart's multimedia empire includes a highly successful magazine, TV show, 14 books, a newspaper column, a design line with Zellers and, well, the list just goes on and on.  An hour on the art of living with the doyenne of domesticity.


1998 09 01
Guests: Michael Hackenberger
Topic: Animal Hour
produced by Mary Lynk

A glorious hour devoted to non-Homo Sapiens. From monkeys to tigers to elephants. Michael Hackenberger, director of the Bowmanville Zoo, shows up with some of his delightful colleagues.


1998 09 02
Guest: Joshua Jackson
Topic: Joshua Then and Now
Produced by Wendy Bryan

Fame is smiling on Joshua Jackson, star of the new teen-angst drama Dawson's Creek.  As one of TV's hot young talents, the charming Canadian makes no apologies for the show's racy sexual tone, where his character enjoyed some extra-curricular activities with his English teacher.  Jackson is also known for playing Charlie, captain of the hockey team in the Mighty Ducks movies.


1998 09 03
Guest: Conrad Black
Topic: Black on Black
Produced by Mary Lynk

He's powerful, unconventional, controversial and heads the world's fastest growing media empire--including a potential new national Canadian newspaper. From Conrad Black's youthful fascination with press barons and generals, to his battles with Rupert Murdock and fellow members of the Canadian establishment, a rare interview with a very opinionated man.

1998 09 07
Guest: Karl Malden
Topic: A Legend from The Streets
produced by Moira Dann

From Gary, Indiana to The Streets of San Francisco… It's been quite a voyage for Karl Malden. From the New York stage in its golden age, to the silver screen, in films such as Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront, to a TV career as Lieutenant Mike Stone in The Streets of San Francisco. An hour with American success story Karl Malden.


1998 09 08
Guest: Vince Gill
Topic: Nashville Royalty
produced by Rebecca Eckler

Superstar Vince Gill is Nashville royalty.  He's won numerous Grammys and more Country Music Awards than any other artist in history.  Now, country's top tenor has returned to traditional country sounds with his new album, The Key. The guitarist--and golfer--shares his thoughts on the state of the music world, his recent divorce, and the loss of his father. And you'll see and hear why he's called the man with the golden voice.


1998 09 09
Guests: Patricia Best, Benj Gallander, Linda McQuaig
Topic: That Sinking Feeling
produced by Rebecca Eckler

With mayhem on the markets, the falling loonie, and interest rates on the rise, financial panic is mounting.  We'll tackle the questions of intervention, blame, and salvation strategies with Patricia Best, editor of Report on Business Magazine, Benj Gallander, author of The Uncommon Investor, and Linda McQuaig, award-winning journalist and author of The Cult of Impotence: Selling the Myth of Powerlessness in the Global Economy.


1998 09 10

Guest # 1: Barbara Gowdy
Topic: Giving Elephants a Voice
produced by Moira Dann

A queen of quirky fiction, Barbara Gowdy has outdone herself with her latest novel, The White Bone… written from the point of view of an elephant. The award-winning writer explains getting to know these majestic animals and what led her to this narrative departure.

Guest # 2: Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Topic: The Recipe for Success
produced by Wendy Bryan

The literati are calling Gail Anderson-Dargatz the next Margaret Laurence. Following her Giller-nominated debut novel, The Cure for Death by Lightning, she has created a buzz with her newest work A Recipe for Bees, about life in small town Canada. A farm girl herself, she should know.

1998 09 14
Guest: P. J. O'Rourke
Topic: Inflated Talk
produced by Anne Bayin

It seems nothing can escape the wrath of America's most hilarious satirist. The cheeky O'Rourke has attempted to explain everything from the entire U.S. government to modern manners.  Now, in Eat the Rich: a Treatise on Economics, he gleefully tackles the stock markets and the global economy.


1998 09 15
Guest: Patti Page
Topic: Hit Parade Queen
produced by Anne Bayin

In the fifties, The Singing Rage, Miss Patti Page climbed to the top of the charts and never left.  Tennessee Waltz made the country girl a superstar: 14 gold singles, including Old Cape Cod, kept her shining in the galaxy.  She's 71, and tonight, as the Allegheny moon begins to rise, she'll perform for us.


1998 09 16
Guests: Lewis Lapham, George Plimpton
Topic: Literary Lions of the Journalism Jungle
produced by Wendy Bryan

Men of letters, Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper's magazine, and author George Plimpton, the father of participatory journalism with books such as Paper Lion and Out of My League examine the crisis in leadership in these turbulent times. The journalistic heavy hitters weigh in with their opinions of the damning Starr Report and the possible impeachment of President Clinton.


1998 09 17
Guest: Gil Bellows
Topic: Leading Lawyer
produced by Rebecca Eckler

Gil Bellows makes Ally McBeal's heart race and her ratings soar as the ex-boyfriend/lawyer in the hit TV series.  Bellows, a native Canadian, went from a hotel doorman to lead roles in such movies as Shawshank Redemption and Love and a 45.  He'll share his musings on awkward work situations, love and the absurd characters of Ally McBeal.

1998 09 21
Guests: Marvin Hamlisch, Ken Danby
Topic: For Art's Sake
produced by Wendy Bryan

Tonight, a rare brainstorming session with irrepressible American composer, Marvin Hamlisch, and that Canadian master of high realism, Ken Danby.  They argue kids need arts to make them smart.  A passionate plea to keep the paints, brushes and glee clubs in our schools.


1998 09 22
Guest: Kary Mullis
Topic: The Bad Boy of Molecular Biology
produced by Wendy Bryan

The first surfer laureate, Kary Mullis became rich and famous when he won the Nobel prize in 1993 for unlocking the secrets of DNA.  But his controversial lifestyle (the first to admit to using LSD) and opinions frequently put him at odds with the scientific establishment.  In Dancing Naked in the Mind Field, Mullis talks about cloning, aliens, his controversial theories about AIDS and the O.J. Simpson trial.


1998 09 23
Guest: Wayne Newton
Topic: Wayne's World
produced by Wendy Bryan

The undisputed king of Las Vegas glitz and glam, Wayne Newton reminisces about his five decades in show business, which began at the tender age of five. He has stories of the show biz legends, of surviving bankruptcy, allegations of mob connections, and still reigns as Vegas Citizen Numero Uno.

1998 09 28
Guest: Pinball Clemons
Topic: Pinball Wizard
produced by Wendy Bryan

The nicest guy in sports, Toronto Argonaut Pinball Clemons claims he is a glorified coward:  he runs away from others for a living.  He may only be 5'6" and weigh in at 170 lbs, but he is 'all heart'.  A passionate man with strong religious convictions, he receives more recognition for what he does off the field than on.


1998 09 29
Guest: Dr. Fergus Craik, Dr. Angela Troyer, Ginger Howard Friedman
Topic: Mechanics of Memory
produced by Rebecca Eckler

Don't forget to turn on your TV!  The baby boomers, once fitness fanatics, have found a new obsession--preserving their memory.  Dr. Fergus Craik, Dr. Angela Troyer and Ginger Howard Friedman tackle questions about what is normal memory loss.  Do our brains, in the age of information overload, have trouble sorting and filing?  And can memory loss be prevented?


1998 09 30
Guest: Michael MacMillan
Topic: The Newest, Biggest Player
produced by Moira Dann

In 1978, a man with $300 and two partners started a small Toronto production company, Atlantis Films.  Now Michael MacMillan heads the newly-merged media giant Alliance Atlantic, the twelfth largest entertainment company in the world.  It's been quite a journey--from industrial films, to an Oscar, to his current status as media mogul.


1998 10 01
Guests: Jim Cuddy, Colin James
Topic: Music Men
produced by Rebecca Eckler

Two musical legends share the program for an hour of stories and performance. First Jim Cuddy, one-half of Canada's most popular songwriting team, Blue Rodeo, struts his stuff with his debut solo album.  Then, Colin James, a blues man, is ready to swing with his latest album featuring big band tunes.

1998 10 05
Guests: Michael Hirsh, Mike Fallows, Joan Fischer, John Mariella, Bob Munroe, David How
Topic: Loony Toons
produced by Rebecca Eckler

Like hockey, animation is one of Canada's most popular and lucrative exports. From Babar to the computer animation feature ANTZ, the popularity of animation and demand for our animators is exploding.  Stay tooned for our guests, Michael Hirsh and Mike Fallows from Nelvana, Joan Fischer of Disney, John Mariella and Bob Munroe of C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures, and David How of Sheridan College, who'll show that animation is not a Mickey Mouse operation.


1998 10 06

Guests: Dr. Charles McMillan, Dr. Sylvia Ostry
Topic #1: Casino Capitalism
produced by Rebecca Eckler

The world economy is in crisis, politics are uncertain, and international high rollers have put our future at risk.  Even the IMF, now meeting in Washington, is warning of global gloom.  Can we invent new rules for the game of casino capitalism?  What are the risks and rewards?  York University's Dr. Charles McMillan and Dr. Sylvia Ostry share their views.

Guest: Senator Joan Fraser
Topic #2: Views from the Upper House
produced by Rebecca Eckler

Joan Fraser, former editor of the Montreal Gazette, has just been appointed to the Senate.  The director of the Centre for Research and Information on Canada shares her sober second thoughts on the state of journalism, the future of the Senate, and the prospects for Quebec's separatist forces.


1998 10 07

Guest #1: Liona Boyd
Topic: Musical Affairs
produced by Anne Bayin

Classical guitarist Liona Boyd has led a charmed and adventurous life on and off the world's concert stages.  She's hobnobbed with movie stars and royalty, and had an eight-year love affair with Pierre Trudeau, who was Prime Minister at the time.  She tells all with candor in her memoir, In My Own Key.

Guest #2: Trisha Yearwood
Topic: How Could We Live Without Her?
produced by Rebecca Eckler

Trisha Yearwood has a slew of number one records and a modeling contract with Revlon.  One of country's most loved performers, she charmed three billion at the 1996 Olympic ceremonies.  The multi-Grammy Award winner shares her music and thoughts.


1998 10 08

Guest #1: Colm Wilkinson
Topic: An Epic Entertainer
produced by Wendy Bryan

Tenor Colm Wilkinson returns to the role of Jean Valjean in the epic musical Les Miserables.  He first endeared himself to Canadians performing the lead role in The Phantom of the Opera, a role he created.  From his childhood days singing with nine brothers and sisters, to his current success as international star of musical stage, music is in his blood.

Guest #2: Reeve Lindbergh
Topic: Crime of the Century
produced by Anne Bayin

Aviator Charles Lindbergh's solo flight from New York to Paris made him a hero; the horrific kidnapping and murder of his firstborn son made him a victim; his anti-Semitism made him a villain. The youngest Lindbergh talks about the crime of the century in a new memoir Under A Wing.

1998 10 12

Guest # 1: Colm Wilkinson
Topic: An Epic Entertainer
produced by Wendy Bryan

Tenor Colm Wilkinson returns to the role of Jean Valjean in the epic musical Les Miserables.  He first endeared himself to Canadians performing the lead role in The Phantom of the Opera, a role he created.  From his childhood days singing with nine brothers and sisters, to his current success as international star of musical stage, music is in his blood.

Guest # 2: Reeve Lindbergh
Topic: Crime of the Century
produced by Anne Bayin

Aviator Charles Lindbergh's solo flight from New York to Paris made him a hero; the horrific kidnapping and murder of his firstborn son made him a victim; his anti-Semitism made him a villain. The youngest Lindbergh talks about the crime of the century in a new memoir Under A Wing.


1998 10 13
Guests: Dr. John Conly, Dr. Donald Low
Topic: Superbugs
produced by Moira Dann

Germs that drugs can't kill, commonly known as "superbugs," are here and they're frightening.  They've developed a resistance to the arsenal of antibiotics people have trusted since the discovery of penicillin more than 50 years ago.  Dr. John Conly of the Canadian Infectious Diseases Society and Dr. Donald Low of the Canadian Bacterial Diseases Network are two of Canada's superbug sleuths.


1998 10 14
Guest: Anna Quindlen
Topic: Reading and Writing
produced by Moira Dann

Anna Quindlen won a Pulitzer Prize before she turned 40 and was in line for a top job at the New York Times when she quit to write fiction and raise her kids. One of her highly acclaimed novels, One True Thing, was made into a film starring Meryl Streep and William Hurt.  It was released to critical raves, as was her new novel, Black and Blue. From politics to motherhood with a woman of words.


1998 10 15
Bill Gates, Chairman & CEO of Microsoft Corporation grants an exclusive Canadian interview to Pamela Wallin on Thursday, October 15, 1998 .

On the first day of the historic U.S. Department of Justice antitrust trial in Washington, Pamela Wallin interviews the man, who perhaps more than anyone else, is shaping our future.

1998 10 19
Guests: Robert Barnard, Dave Cosgrave, Jennifer Welsh
produced by Rebecca Eckler
Topic: Chips and Pop: Decoding the Nexus Generation

The Nexus generation is seven million strong but rarely heard about.  This generation, in between the Baby Boomers and their children, grew up during the switch from the industrial to the information age.  They have cash to burn, a new work ethic, and will run your lives and this country within a decade.  Robert Barnard, Dave Cosgrave and Jennifer Welsh start talkin' 'bout their generation.


1998 10 20

Guest #1: William Johnson
Topic: Pit Bill
produced by Rebecca Eckler

William Johnson, president of the anglophone lobby group Alliance Quebec, has been called 'Pit Bill' by his critics.  With a Quebec election this fall now a certainty, we turn our attention to Quebec politics, sovereignty, Johnson's threatened boycott of Eaton's and his pledge to protect English rights through courts.

Guest #2: William Kaplan
Topic: Reinventing Brian
produced by Rebecca Eckler

A partisan government, an inept RCMP and a naive media all "conspired" against former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, says William Kaplan, author of Presumed Guilty: Brian Mulroney, the Airbus Affair and the Government of Canada.  If it could happen to a man with power and influence, could it happen to you, too?


1998 10 21
Guest: Douglas Rain
Topic: Stratford's Man
produced by Anne Bayin

After 32 years on the Stratford stage and a triumphant role as Sir Thomas More in Man For All Seasons, actor Douglas Rain is still a reluctant star.  The man who's played everything from Prince Hal to the voice of Hal the computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey likes the public, but not the public eye. Tonight, Stratford's finest makes a rare personal appearance.


1998 10 22

Guest #1: Spider Robinson
Topic: Spider's Web
produced by Wendy Bryan

Truth is stranger than (science) fiction science.  Hugo Award-winning sci-fi writer and columnist Spider Robinson talks about the crazy years we live in.  Teetering on the precipice of the new Millennium, he tries to make sense of the complicated, sometimes unbelievable web of modern day life.

Guest #2: Rajah (the bird) and Colin Kerr
Topic: Luck is for the Birds
produced by Rebecca Eckler

He's a veteran of the Johnny Carson show.  Neil Young, Michael Jackson and Madonna are friends.  He's exchanged pleasantries with presidents, popes and queens.  His name is Rajah, and he's a bird.  Legend has it, anyone he touches will be blessed with good luck.  The story of Rajah, and his owner Colin Kerr, who has become a millionaire thanks to his lucky bird.

1998 10 26
Guest: TBA
Topic: Tory Story
produced by Sandra MacEachern

Hot on the heels of the weekend's leadership convention, we discuss the future of the party and whether the right should unite.


1998 10 27

Guest #1: James Burke
Topic: Making Connections
produced by Anne Bayin

British science guru and television host James Burke might be the world's leading expert on relationships.  In his hugely popular television series Connections, he examines historical links between such unlikely things as a pencil and the Apollo moon landing.

Guest #2: Joshua Bell
Topic: Fiddling Around
produced by Rebecca Eckler

Violinist Joshua Bell doesn't fiddle around.  A child prodigy who is now a world-class musician, Bell's latest work can be heard in The Red Violin, the movie written by Francois Girard and Don McKeller.  The 27 year-old violinist, who's known as a classical sex-symbol, shares his story and performs on his 1732 Stradivarius.


1998 10 28
PRE-EMPTED on CBC Newsworld Wednesday evening.

Vince Gill (originally aired on September 8) on CBC Television Thursday, October 29, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.


1998 10 29

Guest #1: Bill Emmott
Topic: The Economy
produced by Wendy Bryan

Are we headed for a depression, the likes of which we haven't seen since the 1930's? Bill Emmott, editor of The Economist, weighs in on the growing financial crisis in the worlds markets and the winds of political change blowing around the globe.

Guest #2: Shawn Mullins
Topic: Georgia Lullaby
produced by Sandra MacEachern

Urban-folk singer Shawn Mullins had his own band by the time he was 12, then his career took an unlikely detour through the ranks of the US Army. Now, after a nine-year struggle to get his music heard, he counts Kris Kristofferson among his fans. He'll perform his hit, Lullaby.

1998 11 02
Guest: Phil Collins
Topic: Phil-osophy
produced by Sandra MacEachern

Phil Collins has done it all.  But the challenge, he says, is trying to do it even better.  This prolific performer recently fulfilled a lifelong ambition by touring with a big band, and now he's recording songs for a new Disney movie...in three languages, no less. Tonight, Phil Collins is with us in the stu-stu-studio.


1998 11 03
Guests: Dr. Robert Hawley, Dr. Tony Pawson, Dr. Henry Friesen
Topic: Brain Drain
produced by Moira Dann

Canadian professionals are heading to the U.S. in droves because the money's big.  The Brain Drain of Canada's best and brightest is at its most dramatic in the field of medical research.  Hundreds are heading south where the money dedicated to research is nine times higher than it is here.  But money isn't everything, and others are staying.  Brain drain vs. brain gain.


1998 11 04

Guests: Martha Henry, Richard Monette
Topic #1: Stratford Goes to New York
produced by Moira Dann

Much ado about something...Canada's Stratford Festival is exporting two of this season's productions to New York later this month, Moliere's The Miser and Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.  Joining us are Stratford stars Martha Henry and Richard Monette.

Guest: Oliver Jones
Topic #2: ...and all that Jazz
produced by Rebecca Eckler

And top off the evening with a little jazz nightcap from pianist Oliver Jones.


1998 11 05
Guests: Bob Rae, Michael Ignatieff
Topic: Prosperity and The Public Good
produced by Wendy Bryan

The rich continue to get richer, and the gap between the richest and poorest in Canada continues to grow, as governments increasingly leave our destiny in the hands of the market.  What kind of world are we creating for ourselves and our children?  Former Premier Bob Rae and writer Michael Ignatieff reflect on prosperity and the public good.

1998 11 09

Guest #1: Anthony Quinn
Topic: Quintessential Quinn
produced by Anne Bayin

He's starred as a painter, a bullfighter, a Mafia don, and Zorba the Greek, but of all Quinn's roles, perhaps his best one is himself.  At 83, the Academy award-winning actor is still making headlines about his personal life. He's also making art: paintings and sculptures which are exhibited all over the world.

Guest #2: Shawn Mullins
Topic: Georgia Lullaby
produced by Sandra MacEachern

Urban-folk singer Shawn Mullins had his own band by the time he was 12, then his career took an unlikely detour--through the ranks of the US Army.  Now, after a nine-year struggle to get his music heard, he counts Kris Kristofferson among his fans.  He'll perform his hit, Lullaby.


1998 11 10
Guest: Kary Mullis
Topic: Biology Bad Bay
produced by Wendy Bryan

The first surfer laureate, Kary Mullis became rich and famous when he won the Nobel prize in 1993 for unlocking the secrets of DNA.  But his controversial lifestyle (the first to admit to using LSD) and opinions frequently put him at odds with the scientific establishment.  His views on aliens to AIDS are explored in Dancing Naked in the Mind Field.


1998 11 11
Guests: Barney Danson, Ken Danson, Jeremy Danson, John Gray, Eric Peterson
Topic: Lest We Forget
produced by Moira Dann

We look at war and remembrance through the eyes of three generations: Barney Danson, a veteran of the Second World War and former defense minister, his son Ken and grandson Jeremy.  John Gray and Eric Peterson, creators of the play Billy Bishop Goes to War, pay musical tribute.


1998 11 12

Guest #1: Rt. Hon. Joe Clark
Topic: Leading Contender
produced by Sandra MacEachern

It's expected that in less than 48 hours, he'll be the leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party... again.  The Right Honourable Joe Clark discusses his hopes and plans for reinventing the Tory party and his views on uniting the right.

Guest #2: James Blanchard
Topic: Diplomatic Daring
produced by Wendy Bryan

Former US Ambassador to Canada, James Blanchard gives the insider's view in Behind the Embassy Door.  Uncle Sam's Man in Ottawa during the Quebec referendum crisis claims a major behind-the-scenes role supporting unity and salvaging a free trade deal.  But his cozy relationship with a yet-to-be-elected Chrétien raises questions about how close our ties are.

1998 11 16
Guest: Sir John Maddox
Topic: What Remains to Be Discovered
produced by Moira Dann

Will life on earth be wiped out when an asteroid collides with this planet?  Will cloning become a matter of genetic survival for the human species?  Is the Big Bang theory on its way to being disproved?  Sir John Maddox, former editor of Nature magazine, tackles these and other questions as we consider...what remains to be discovered.


1998 11 17
Guests: Gogi Grant, Priscilla Wright, Frank Busseri
Topic: Moments to Remember:  Fifties Superstars
produced by Anne Bayin

These hit parade superstars of the '50s are all still performing today.  In 1956, Gogi Grant knocked Elvis off the charts with her smash hit, The Wayward Wind; Priscilla Wright blew them away with The Man in a Raincoat; Frank Busseri and The Four Lads had just recorded the million-seller Moments to Remember. Tonight, a blast from the past.


1998 11 18

Guest #1: Jacques Parizeau
Topic: Separatist Statesman
produced by Sandra MacEachern

He's been called brilliant, a bigot...and pretty much everything in between.  Now, watching from the sidelines as the election battle in Quebec heats up, the elder statesman of the sovereignty movement shares his thoughts on the campaign, the leaders, and the future of la belle province.

Guest #2: Rafe Mair
Topic: Rafe's Rebuttal
produced by Wendy Bryan

Rafe Mair, former Social Credit Cabinet Minister in British Columbia, is now captain of CKNW Vancouver's flagship morning show.  In response to Parizeau, the outspoken Canadian nationalist and master of 'extreme talk' gives his prescription for an ailing Canada.


1998 11 19
Guests: Robert MacNeil, Knowlton Nash
Topic: Dumbing Down the News
produced by Moira Dann

Two familiar faces to TV news junkies, the former co-anchor of The MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour on PBS and the former anchor on CBC-TV's The National.  Both have written about the influences threatening the integrity and intelligence of news gathering.  While MacNeil's is a novel, Nash's is nonfiction. Is truth stranger than fiction?  Or is the truth easier to reveal through fiction?  And do the questions remain the same?

1998 11 23
Guest: Reba McEntire
Topic: Reba’s Rules
produced by Sandra MacEachern

After 20 years and more than 40 million in record sales, Reba McEntire is still surprised when up-and-coming singers cite her as their primary inspiration.  But nobody else is surprised:  when this redheaded dynamo takes on a song, she’s bound to have a hit on her hands.  Tonight on the program, singer, actor, mother and savvy businesswoman, Reba McEntire.


1998 11 24

Guests #1: Charles Baillie, Al Flood
Topic: Don't Bank On It
produced by Wendy Bryan

Is the wedding off?  The proposed bank mergers may not make it to the altar if Tony Ianno and his colleagues on the Liberal Task Force have their way. Banking chiefs Charles Baillie of TD and CIBC's Al Flood speculate on Paul Martin's decision and possible compromises that could save the deal.

Guest #2: Mary Robinson
Topic: The Rights Stuff
produced by Anne Bayin

Some call her "the world's official conscience."  Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and former first woman president of Ireland, is known for her outspoken opinions.  She makes her first official visit to Canada as part of the UN celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


1998 11 25

Guest #1: Peter C. Newman
Topic: Canada's Titans
produced by Moira Dann

Author Peter C. Newman has been described as 'the Jane Goodall of rich-people- watching.'  In his new book, he chronicles how a new elite is replacing Canada's old business aristocracy.  The privileges of birth, wealth and education don't cut it anymore.  Now, you are what you've achieved.  Newman's new book is called Titans: How the New Canadian Establishment Seized Power.

Guest #2: Adam Cohen
Topic: Like Father Like Son?
produced by Sandra MacEachern

A lot of five year olds write songs at the kitchen table with their dads--but most don't have the likes of the legendary Leonard Cohen for a collaborator.  Adam Cohen did, and now, two decades later, he's parlayed those early lessons into a successful debut album.  Adam Cohen joins us and performs his hit, Cry Ophelia.


1998 11 26
Guest: Umberto Eco
Topic: Technology: Boom, Bust or Eco?
produced by Wendy Bryan

Umberto Eco--Italian philosopher, intellectual, novelist, and historian--is most famous for his novel-turned-movie, The Name of the Rose, and books such as Foucault's Pendulum and The Island of the Day Before.  He is also a media critic who takes aim at technology--from the tyranny of the cell phone to the isolation of life in cyberspace.

1998 12 01
Guest: David Paciocco
Topic: Crime & Punishment
produced by Moira Dann

There's a dilemma in Canada's criminal justice system--just look at the headlines.  From Saskatchewan farmer Robert Latimer to Halifax physician Nancy Morrison--in our present system, does the punishment fit the crime?


1998 12 02
Guest: Joe Mantegna
Topic: Mantegna Ranges
produced by Wendy Bryan

Joe Mantegna is known for playing tough guys in movies such as Godfather Part III, The Last Don and Jerry and Tom.  And, there was a Tony award-winning performance in Glengarry Glen Ross.  But his favourite role is that of father to seven-year- old Gina, and 10-year-old daughter Mia, who is autistic.


1998 12 03

Guest #1: Dave Stewart
Topic: Baseball's Back in Town
produced by Moira Dann

The unmistakable, glowering game face of baseball's Dave Stewart hides a big heart.  Stewart's just recently returned to the Toronto Blue Jays, and not to the pitching mound...this time to the front office.  But he's never forgotten children, and he continues his charitable work here, through the Dave Stewart Foundation.

Guest #2: Deana Carter
Topic: Did I Shave My Legs for This?
produced by Rebecca Eckler

Deana Carter's father named her after legendary crooner Dean Martin, but her look and sound is very today.  The blue-eyed blonde country singer has a new album called Everything's Gonna Be All Right, a follow-up to her first, titled Did I Shave My Legs for This?  We'll find out if everything's all right!

1998 12 07
Guest: Joe Mantegna
Topic: A Hard Working Joe
produced by Wendy Bryan

Joe Mantegna is known for playing tough guys in movies such as Godfather Part III, The Last Don and Jerry and Tom.  And, there was a Tony award-winning performance in Glengarry Glen Ross.  But his favourite role is that of father to seven-year-old Gina, and 10-year-old daughter Mia, who is autistic.


1998 12 08
Guests: Dinah Christie, Tim Mercer, Chips Klein, Annie Wood, Caroline Kleiner, Rachel Zimmerman
Topic: Mothers of Invention
produced by Moira Dann

There's a saying that necessity is the mother of invention, but the inventive mind responds to more than need.  A woman's inventive mind is often behind an idea or product that makes life easier...or safer.  Like Kevlar, the material used in bulletproof vests.  Or Liquid Paper.  Join us and meet some Canadian mothers --and fathers--of invention.


1998 12 09
Guests: Chastity Bono, Dr. Kenneth Zucker, Prof. Julia Creet, Sky Gilbert
Topic: Bending Gender
produced by Sandra MacEachern

Never before have the gender lines been so blurred:  what we wear, with whom we sleep, what's in our genes (or our jeans!).  From Marlene Dietrich to Marilyn Manson, what's a girl or boy to do?  We'll look at the theory--and practice--of gender.


1998 12 10
Guest: George Fox
Topic: Famous Like A Fox
produced by Moira Dann

It's been a little more than ten years since George Fox's debut album and the hit single Angelina.  His is an oft told story:  his mother called him in from the fields to take a phone call from a record company executive that would change his life. Canadian country music's shy Fox.

1998 12 14
Guests: Peter Frumusa, Gregory Parsons, James Lockyer, Robert Simmonds, Jerome Kennedy
Topic: Contrived Convictions?
produced by Sandra MacEachern

Imagine being told you'll be spending the rest of your life--or a good part of it--behind bars for murder.  Then imagine that you're innocent, but no one believes you.  Peter Frumusa and Gregory Parsons each spent time in jail for murders they didn't commit.  And they're not the only ones:  Donald Marshall, Guy Paul Morin, David Milgaard.  We'll look at how this happens, and whether there's a way to ensure it doesn't happen again.


1998 12 15
Guest: Mark Tewksbury
Topic: Making A Splash
produced by Anne Bayin

He's one of our most popular public figures:  Canadian backstroke swim champion, three-time Olympic medallist, handsome and telegenic spokesperson for charities.  Now, age 30, Mark Tewksbury says it's time to "officially" come out about his sexuality:  what it was like growing up gay, in Calgary, and in the closeted world of sport.


1998 12 16

Guest #1: Daniel Goleman
Topic: Emotional Bottom Line
produced by Anne Bayin

According to Goleman, Bill Gates wouldn't get hired by his own company today because he lacks emotional savvy.  Goleman, who hit a nerve with his popular best-seller Emotional Intelligence, now claims that EQ applied in the office determines the star performers from the duds.

Guest #2: Melanie Doane
Topic: Melanie's Melodies
produced by Sandra MacEachern

After years of what she calls 'ego-bruising' work, Melanie Doane's hit, Adam's Rib, has catapulted the Halifax singer/songwriter/violinist into the spotlight.  That, and a provocative, much-hyped album cover featuring a near-naked Doane 'wearing' only her violin. Melanie performs Adam's Rib. Fully clothed, of course.


1998 12 17
Guest: Thomas R. Berger, Q.C.
Topic: Smoking Gun
produced by Anne Bayin

With billions of dollars at stake as the B.C. government takes on the top tobacco companies, it's not surprising that the man heading the legal team is none other than former Supreme Court Justice Thomas R. Berger.  Berger, known for his human rights advocacy, also represents Nisga'a Indian leaders in their land-claim negotiations.  Berger will talk tobacco, lawsuits, land claims and personal landmarks:  he recently turned 65.

1998 12 21
Guests: Mike Bullard, Ian Brown, Charlie Foran
Topic: It's a Guy Thing!
produced by Wendy Bryan

Award-winning author Charlie Foran, broadcaster Ian Brown and comedian Mike Bullard take a look at how boys turn into men.  If the barrage of recent confessional memoirs to hit the bookshelves is any indication, the search continues for the inner child.  So, in a playground of topics from machismo to sex, our threesome debates the notion that boys will be boys.


1998 12 22

Guests #1: Fraser Ross, Dr. Walter Podilchak
Topic: Babes in Toy Land
produced by Wendy Bryan

We take our annual look at what's hot and what's not for Christmas giving with Fraser Ross, the owner of Ice stores.  Plus, sociologist Dr. Walter Podilchak treats Furby fever--that odd little furball that is the talk of the toy trade--as he examines the trend of new interactive or 'intelligent' toys.

Guests #2: Mediaeval Babes
Topic: Mediaeval Mania
produced by Sandra MacEachern

This gaggle of 'lager-swilling, smoking, cursing, tattooed sex goddesses' has raised eyebrows with stunts like breaking into a graveyard to perform, and been banned from performing in churches for practicing witchcraft.  But they say they're just 12 friends who like singing the hits of the '60s.  The 1360s that is. Meet the Mediaeval Babes.


1998 12 23
Guest: Jean Vanier
Topic: Becoming Human
produced by Anne Bayin

Philosopher, theologian and author Jean Vanier has spent 34 years joyfully looking after the needs of society's less fortunate.  Vanier, son of former governor general George Vanier, is the charismatic founder of L'Arche, a worldwide series of self-help communities for the mentally handicapped. Tonight, he talks about his new vision of humankind.


1998 12 24
Guests: Tom Jackson & Michael Burgess, Janine Blanchard & Joe Sealy, Farmer's Daughter, Cleo Laine & John Dankworth, The Nylons
Topic: Christmas Choral
produced by Sandra MacEachern, Anne Bayin, Moira Dann

'Tis the season for beautiful music...and have we got a treat for you!  Joining Pamela for our annual Christmas music program are the Huron Carol's Tom Jackson with tenor Michael Burgess; Maritime vocalist (and Pamela Wallin's own) Janine Blanchard; prairie gals Farmer's Daughter; a capella sensation The Nylons; and jazz legend Cleo Laine.  Christmas Eve has never sounded so good!


1998 12 25
REPEAT PROGRAM - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FROM DEC. 24, 1997
Annual Christmas Music Special
'Heavenly Duets'
produced by Mary Lynk

A joyous celebration of the holidays with musical marriages you've never heard or seen before.  Imagine Yuletide duets featuring Jann Arden and Ron Sexsmith or The McAuley Boys and Dayna Manning!  Also adorning the Christmas stage will be:  Chad Richardson with Joe Sealy, Mary Jane Lamond with Jane Siberry; Maureen Forrester with Jesse Cook.

1999 01 04
Guest: Christopher Plummer
Topic: The Actor's Life
produced by Moira Dann

He's been Barrymore, Sherlock Holmes and Captain Von Trapp.  But even with a long and distinguished career on stage and screen, Canada's own Christopher Plummer spends much of his time portraying himself.  An hour with a classical actor of world renown.


1999 01 05
Guest: Lloyd Axworthy
Topic: Foreign Affairs
produced by Wendy Bryan

Canada now has a seat on the United Nations Security Council, long fought for by Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy, who's also been busy with the Canadian initiative against land mines.  And Axworthy has proposed the creation of a North American community, similar to the European Union.  We'll find out more.


1999 01 06
Guest: Anne Murray and Dawn Langstroth
Topic: Music & Motherhood
produced by Moira Dann


1999 01 07

Guest #1: Daniel Goleman
Topic: Emotional Bottom Line
produced by Anne Bayin

According to Goleman, Bill Gates wouldn't get hired by his own company today because he lacks emotional savvy.  Goleman, who hit a nerve with his popular best-seller Emotional Intelligence, now claims that EQ applied in the office determines the star performers from the duds.

Guest #2: Melanie Doane
Topic: Melanie's Melodies
produced by Sandra MacEachern

She says that five years ago she was too shy to sing in public.  Not anymore. Melanie Doane's hit single, Adam's Rib, has catapulted the Halifax singer/songwriter/violinist into the spotlight.  That, and a provocative, much-hyped album cover featuring a near-naked Doane 'wearing' only her violin. Melanie performs Adam's Rib. Fully clothed, of course.

1999 01 11
Guests: Walter Gretzky, Murray Dryden, Bill McSorley
Topic: The Home Team
produced by Wendy Bryan

Three Canadian dads, known for their efforts outside the hockey arena as well as their famous hockey star sons, discuss our national obsession with hockey. Walter Gretzky, the man credited with 'producing' the greatest hockey player who ever lived, is joined by Murray Dryden, father of NHL star goalies, and Bill McSorley, dad to the toughest player in the NHL.


1999 01 12
Tribute to Brian Moore who died January 11, 1999
Originally broadcast on October 7, 1997

Guest: Brian Moore
Topic: 'Moore-ality'
produced by Wendy Bryan

Moore, an Irishman by birth, a Canadian by choice, and a lapsed Catholic by design, loves to examine the themes of morality and blind faith in his novels.  A Magician's Wife, is no exception.  It's a white-knuckle historical thriller, set in Algeria.  It's the latest in an extraordinary career which includes 20 novels and screen-writing for Alfred Hitchcock.  Tonight, Moore unravels the fraying of our moral fabric.


1999 01 13
Guests: Prairie Oyster
Topic: Oysters Divine
produced by Moira Dann

With the recent release of their sixth album, What is This Country? Prairie Oyster has secured its place in the Canadian music firmament.  And even after 25 years of entertaining audiences all around the world and a string of awards, the energy of the new album makes it feel as if they're just getting started.  An hour with Prairie Oyster.


1999 01 14
Guests: Peter de Jager/Rick Broadhead & Jim Carroll/Denis Desautels & Bill Imms/Art Despard & Dr. Michael Guerriere/Scott Mullin & Jim Middlemiss
Topic: Y2K Report Card
produced by Sandra MacEachern

We've all heard the dire warnings about the Y2K bug--that little programming faux pas that, come midnight this December 31, will make computers think it's 1900--not 2000.  But what's really going to happen?  And will we be ready when it does?  We've gathered together representatives from various sectors, including finance, medicine, utilities and insurance, for a Y2K report card.

1999 01 18

Guest #1: Kevin Newman
Topic: Personal News from America
produced by Anne Bayin

This popular Good Morning America news anchor got a bitter wake-up call this week, being ousted from his morning shift and dispatched to the night shift at ABC News.  Newman will talk about network ratings in the competitive world of morning TV, and presidential politics on the eve of Bill Clinton's State of the Union address.

Guest #2: Rebecca Jenkins
Topic: Harbour View
produced by Sandra MacEachern

'Luminous' and 'sun goddess' are typical of the words used to describe actor Rebecca Jenkins.  And a little bit of that is finally shining through in the long-suffering Katherine Hubbard, the character she plays on the TV programme Black Harbour.  Rebecca Jenkins talks about her music, movies, the Maritimes, and motherhood.


1999 01 20
Guest: Michael Adams
Topic: Apocalypse Now!
produced by Wendy Bryan

Politicians keep reminding us that the UN says we have the best quality of life in the world, yet Canadians are loathe to agree.  It seems every day there are signs that we face imminent decline, if not collapse, in our comfortable way of life.  Michael Adams, president of Environics Research, talks about Canadians' attitudes and anxieties in our increasingly stressful world.


1999 01 21
Guest: Health Minister Allan Rock
Topic: The Nation's Pulse
produced by Anne Bayin

How much money and when?  Only when the nation's purse officially opens on budget day will Canadians find out whether Ottawa will boost health care spending.  The health care system is showing signs of being 'ill' and everyone's waiting to hear how Ottawa plans to take care of the patient.  The man of the hour is Minister of Health, Allan Rock.

1999 01 25
Guests: Keith Stinson, Gary Prouk, Martin Shewchuk
Topic: Advertising
produced by Sandra MacEachern

Whether you think it's art or artifice, there's no denying advertising is a big part of our lives.  Every day we're bombarded with hundreds of images and sound bites telling us what we need--and where we should get it.  We've gathered together some of the best minds in the ad game to tell us what's hot and what's not.  And we'll take our annual look at some award-winning commercials from around the globe.


1999 01 26
Guests: Danielle Crittenden, Yvonne Crittenden
Topic: Modern Woman Blues
produced by Anne Bayin

Crittenden pushes hot buttons with her views that the sexual revolution was responsible for spawning an insecure generation of thirty-something women for whom happiness is totally elusive.  Her message:  marry younger, save sex for marriage, raise your own kids, is put forward in a provocative book, What Our Mothers Didn't Tell Us.  Crittenden's mother, Yvonne, joins us with her own generational insights.


1999 01 27
Guest: Denny Doherty
Topic: Denny de novo
produced by Sandra MacEachern

From his early days in Halifax to his heyday in Hollywood, Denny Doherty helped define the sound of the 60's.  As part of The Mamas and the Papas, Denny was a poster boy for sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.  But now, more than three decades later, he's landed two TV series and a new generation of fans.  Papa Denny performs, and remembers the music, the magic and the madness.


1999 01 28
Guests: David Hingsburger, Karen & Richard Ruston, Nancy Wallace-Gero
Topic: Against The Odds
produced by Anne Bayin

Karen and Richard Ruston are a young couple who defy the commonly held idea that people with developmental disabilities aren't interested in or capable of love and marriage.  Their close friend, Nancy Wallace-Gero, with The Association for Community Living, and David Hingsburger, a leading international expert on issues of sexuality and people with intellectual disabilities joins the conversation.

1999 02 01
Guest: Jay Ingram
Topic: Science Fiction or Fact
produced by Beth Harrington

Biotechnology, DNA, synthetic bacteria, cloning, ecological footprints.  It's as frightening as it is amazing.  We'll get some perspective on the cyberspeed of medical breakthroughs from science journalist Jay Ingram.  He's just returned from a mind- bending symposium of the Association for the Advancement of Science in California.


1999 02 02
Guest: Sophia Loren
Topic: Sophia's Choice
produced by Wendy Bryan

"After Loren, bones are boring," a movie critic once said of Oscar-winning screen legend Sophia Loren, star of such films as Marriage Italian Style, Two Women, Ready to Wear and Grumpier Old Men.  She gets cooking with her recently published Recipes and Memoirs, a collection of her favourite Italian recipes and her personal recollections on a career that spans five decades.


1999 02 03
Guests: Tom Harpur, Brian Stiller, Lucinda Vardy
Topic: Prayer is Good Medicine
produced by Anne Bayin

Who prays, how we pray, and whether prayer is good medicine are some of the areas we'll explore with tonight's guests, all of whom have direct personal experience with the power of prayer.  Religious authors Lucinda Vardy, Tom Harpur and Brian Stiller are not surprised by recent medical studies proving prayer has direct positive effects on health.


1999 02 04

Guest #1: Sean Cullen
Topic: Canadian Comedy, eh!
produced by Sandra MacEachern

Sean Cullen's been called "possibly the most prominent Canadian comedian most of us have never heard of."  Well, that's about to change.  With a role opposite John Larroquette on CBS--and another new series in development--he's poised to become a very familiar face.  Sean Cullen performs and talks about his new roles, his success abroad, Canadian comedy and, of course, Corky and the Juice Pigs.

Guest #2: V.I.P.
Topic: Boy Power
produced by Wendy Bryan

The hottest ticket in the music industry these days seems to be clean-cut male vocal groups.  Canada's answer to the Backstreet Boys is pop and R&B sensation V.I.P.  They are Marty Beecroft, Glenn Coulson, Joe Heslip and Peter Luciano.  Four nice guys from Barrie, Ontario, who are charting out their path to success.  They'll perform their hit, It's Just My Luck

1999 02 08
Guest: Arthur Kroeger, Martin Connell, Linda Haynes
Topic: Charity Begins At Home
produced by Beth Harrington

Canadians are giving to charity more than ever, and the need keeps growing.  So do we need to rewrite the rules on giving?  Co-author of the new Report on Accountability and Governance in the Voluntary Sector, Arthur Kroeger, plus husband and wife philanthropists Martin Connell and Linda Haynes are just some of the guests who will share their thoughts on volunteerism, charity, time and money.


1999 02 09
Guest #1:  Susan Armstrong
Topic:  The Missing Children's Network
produced by Beth Harrington

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Guest #2:  Perry Dunlop, Helen Dunlop, John Morris
Topic:  Whistle-blowers
produced by Sandra MacEachern

Would you "blow the whistle" on someone--even if doing so might turn your own world upside-down?  Police constable Perry Dunlop did, and he and his family have been paying the price ever since--threats, ostracism and discreditable conduct charges leveled by his own colleagues.  Perry and Helen Dunlop and lawyer John  Morris share the story of one family's whistle-blowing nightmare.


1999 02 10

Pre-empted


1999 02 11
Guest #1:  Red Kelly
Topic:   Seeing Red
produced by Wendy Bryan

The last time the Maple Leafs won a Stanley Cup, Hockey Hall of Famer Red Kelly was playing for the team.  Winner of eight Stanley Cups, Red boasts the unusual experience of competing as both a player and a Member of Parliament at the same time.  On the eve of the closing of historic Maple Leaf Gardens, one of the greatest hockey players who ever lived reflects on Canada's political and hockey arenas.

Guest #2:  Bruce Guthro
Topic:   Transatlantic Troubadour
produced by Sandra MacEachern

Most performers have to struggle to carve out a niche in the competitive world of music.  But Cape Breton's Bruce Guthro has two hot music careers on the go.  His album, Of Your Son, has won him wide acclaim for both his singing and songwriting abilities.  And now, he's "moonlighting" as the lead singer of one of Europe's best-loved Celtic-rock bands.  Bruce Guthro performs his hit, Falling.

1999 02 15
Guests: Don Tapscott, David Chilton
Topic:  Net Worth
produced by Wendy Bryan

Cyber-enthusiast Don Tapscott says investing in high-flying Internet stocks is like investing in the Titanic--not the boat, the movie!  But according to the critics, it's high-risk, legalized gambling.  Are we heading for a virtual crash?  Plus, David Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber, navigates the choppy financial waters of RRSP season.


1999 02 16
Guests: Charles McMillan, Donald Coxe, Warren Jestin
Topic:  Global Positioning
produced by Wendy Bryan

How is Canada positioned to perform in the global economy?  York University's Charlie McMillan, Donald Coxe, Chairman of Harris Investment Management and Jones Heward Investments, and Scotiabank Chief Economist Warren Jestin look at Canada's post-budget economic prospects.


1999 02 17
Guest #1:  Chita Rivera
Topic:  All That Jazz
produced by Wendy Bryan

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Chita Rivera is still kicking up her heels.  In her fifth decade in show business, at the age of 66, she returns to the musical Chicago, a play she first did 25 years ago.  The Broadway diva, who starred in West Side Story, Kiss of the Spiderwoman and Bye-Bye Birdie, discusses her remarkable career, aging and all that jazz!

Guests #2:  Walter Ostanek, Colin Linden
Topic:  All That Jazz
produced by Sandra MacEachern

The countdown to the 41st Grammy Awards is on, but before they head for the hills of Hollywood, a couple of Canada's own nominees stop by for a visit.  Polka King Walter Ostanek--in the running for his fourth Grammy--and bluesman Colin Linden show us why they're "making their mark" south of the border.

1999 02 22 - 04 08

CBC technicians' strike--no original programming.

1999 04 12
Guest:  Bill Fox
Topic:  Prescriptions from the Spin Doctor
produced by Wendy Bryan

In his new book, Spinwars:  Politics and the New Media, Bill Fox says political "spin" is out of control.  The former Mulroney "spin doctor," Toronto Star journalist and professor has spent over 30 years in press, politics and the public policy triangle.  From his unique vantage point, he charts the change:  from Airbus to Monica to the current Kosovo crisis.


1999 04 13
Guests:  Dr. Mort Doran, Jim Moyes, Jessica Scriven
Topic:  Tourette Syndrome
produced by Anne Bayin

Dr. Mort Doran grew up exhibiting all the strange gestures, twitches and tics characteristic of the neurological disorder Tourette Syndrome.  Despite his symptoms, and belated diagnosis, he went on to become a surgeon and to fly a plane.  Doran, along with two teenagers also diagnosed with Tourettes, helps us take a look at this often misunderstood disorder.


1999 04 14
Guests:  Ed Broadbent, Gwynne Dyer
Topic:  The Kosovo Crisis
produced by Anne Bayin

Canada's involvement in the Balkans and the plight of the refugees are on our agenda as Ed Broadbent, former NDP leader and head of the International Centre for Human Rights & Democratic Development, and journalist Gwynne Dyer, examine what will happen to the hundreds of thousands of Albanians forcibly evicted from their homeland.  How does an entire population deal with loss of identity and physical displacement, and how should we?


1999 04 15
Guests:  David & Evelyn Stiller, Denny Doherty, Dr. John Butt
Topic:  Grief
produced by Sandra MacEachern

While we know it's inevitable, we're never prepared when a loved one dies  Tonight, a look at how we grieve.  David and Evelyn Stiller lost their daughter to suicide; Denny Doherty's wife passed away after a lengthy illness; and Nova Scotia's Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. John Butt, who comforted the grief-stricken relatives of the Swissair crash victims even as he, himself, mourned.

1999 04 19
Guests:  M. Lee Cohen, Diane Francis, Austin Clarke, Mike Prue, Daniel Stoffman
Topic:  Immigration
produced by Sandra MacEachern

Canada has one of the most open immigration policies in the world.  And while supporters say that a liberal system that "welcomes the world" is what this country needs, critics claim decades of easy entry have fostered an epidemic of misuse and abuse.  Tonight on the program, a look at immigration:  is our country a melting-pot, or merely a laughingstock?


1999 04 20
Guests:  Joyce Milgaard, David Milgaard, Marnie Milgaard, James Lockyer
Topic:  Promises, Promises
produced by Anne Bayin

Seven years after being released from jail, having served 23 years for a crime he did not commit, David Milgaard and his family remain in judicial limbo, awaiting the inquiry and financial compensation which will finally allow them to move on with their lives.  How are they coping?  A rare visit with David, his wife, Marnie, and his heroic mother, Joyce.  Later, lawyer James Lockyer examines why closure continues to escape the Milgaards.


1999 04 21
Guest:  Germaine Greer
Topic:  Female Eunuch Two
produced by Anne Bayin

She's angry again.  The world's most famous feminist didn't say it all the first time, and has returned to set us straight on the course feminism has taken over the last 30 years.  She feels the notion of "having it all" has merely disguised the discrimination and exploitation which continues to exist for today's women.


1999 04 22
Guests:  "Mr. Dress Up" Ernie Coombs & Sheree Fitch; Susan Musgrave & Lorna Crozier; Mag Ruffman & Cynthia Dale; Stuart McLean & Robert Fulford; Dr. Reza Baraheni, Faraj Sarkoohi & Shyam Selvadurai
Topic:  Write On!
produced by Wendy Bryan

Nothing beats a good book.  In honour of Canada Book Day, Pamela Wallin celebrates a passion for reading with a host of Canadian literary lovers.

1999 04 26
Guests:  Toyoo Gyohten, Charles McMillan, Donald Coxe
Topic:  Curing the Asian Flu
produced by Wendy Bryan

Japan was on the verge of bankruptcy; now the IMF says it's back from the brink.  Has the Asian contagion been contained, or is it a false dawn?  Former Japanese Vice-Minister of Finance Toyoo Gyohten, Charles McMillan and Donald Coxe assess prospects from the Pacific Rim, and what it means for our economy and the Canadian investor.


1999 04 27
Guests:  Simon Winchester, Katherine Barber, Howard Richler
Topic:  Wordplay
produced by Sandra MacEachern

From the strange tale of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary to the age of iconography and the Internet, the English language has absorbed new words and expanded beyond anything early linguists could have imagined.  Is the result a new global glossary or a language with an identity crisis?  The history--and future--of the English language.


1999 04 28
Guest:  Andrea Bocelli
Topic:  Tuscan Tenor
produced by Sandra MacEachern

His latest album debuted at the top of the pop charts--an unprecedented achievement for a classical artist.  But Andrea Bocelli first made Canadian history a year ago when Romanza became the first classical album to sell over a million copies in this country.  Hot on the heels of his Grammy and Oscar performances with Celine Dion, the Tuscan tenor stops by for a chat, a couple of songs--and a surprise or two!


1999 04 29
Guests:  Dr. Anne Russon, Dr. Stuart Shanker, Dr. Talbot J. Taylor
Topic:  Apes & Language
produced by Anne Bayin

For years, science believed only humans are wired for language and communicating with words.  Then along came Kanzi, a bonobo ape who appears to understand language at the rate of a three-year-old child.  Research on the bonobo is changing how we perceive human communication.  Joining us, a leading primatologist, a psychologist with a specialty in autism, and a linguist who grew up fascinated by Tarzan.

1999 05 03
Guest:  Pinchas Zukerman
Topic:  Pulling the Strings
produced by Anne Bayin

Superstar violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman began his career as a child prodigy.  He's led a colourful life both on and off stage, which makes him an ideal choice to lead the National Arts Centre Orchestra into the new millennium.


1999 05 04
Guest #1:  Ian Stewart
Topic:  A Survivor's Story
produced by Sandra MacEachern

It's one of the most dangerous jobs on earth:  war correspondent.  And this past January, Canadian Ian Stewart was felled in the line of duty.  Back home recovering, Stewart shares his tale and his thoughts on conflict reporting.

Guest #2:  Glen Murray
Topic:  Murray's Mandate
produced by Sandra MacEachern

He made history last fall when he became the first openly gay mayor of a major Canadian city.  But his plan is to make his mark on the history books for another reason:  redefining civic politics.  Winnipeg Mayor Glen Murray on the personal and the political.

 


1999 05 05
Guests:  Don Adams, Meredith Baxter
Topic:  Spies and Ties
produced by Anne Bayin

Don Adams became famous as the stumbling detective Maxwell Smart in the 1960s detective series, Get Smart.  He's here, along with his trademark "shoephone."  Also joining us, Meredith Baxter, TV mom to Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties.


1999 05 06
Guests:  Charles Harnick, Wayne Kyte, Mike Faye
Topic:  Youth Crime & Punishment
produced by Beth Harrington

Is sparing the rod spoiling the child?  Why are teens killing teens, and is jail really a deterrent when you're young and invincible?  Attorney General of Ontario, Charles Harnick; Wayne Kyte, Executive Director of Laurencrest (Cornwall); and Mike Faye of Central Toronto Youth Services look at trends in dealing with troubled teens.

1999 05 10
Guests: Jim Carroll, Lisa Zbitnew, Julian Austin, Denny Silverthorne, Dave Morley, Dan Woods
Topic: Net Tunes
produced by Wendy Bryan

If you haven't figured out how to program your VCR, don't worry.  DVD, MP3 and WebTV will make you a cyber-navigator.  New technology is changing the way we make music, movies and the way we'll watch and listen.  We'll show you all the new toys and we'll also look at a Canadian high-tech success story, Matrox Graphics.


1999 05 11

Guest #1: Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-Hwa
Topic: Politics, East Side
produced by Anne Bayin

Nearly two years after the British handover of Hong Kong to China, we catch up with Tung Chee-Hwa, the man empowered to safeguard the colony's special status.  Has he managed to do this, despite the recent Asian economic crisis?

Guest #2: Christopher Hitchens
Topic: Politics, West Side
produced by Anne Bayin

That famous contrarian, Christopher Hitchens, takes on the President of the United States in his new book, No One Left To Lie.


1999 05 12
Guests: Sylvia Tyson, Caitlin Hanford, Cindy Church, Gwen Swick
Topic: Quartette
produced by Moira Dann

In 1993, Quartette was formed, and transformed four diverse talents into a unified musical group, combining a capella, folk, country blues, gospel and soul. In 1996, Gwen Swick joined the fold, following the death of founding member, Colleen Peterson.  An hour of singing, sound and insight.


1999 05 13

Guests #1: Mary Pratt, Barbara Pratt Wangersky
Topic: Like Mother, Like Daughter
produced by Anne Bayin

She's the undisputed queen of realism on canvas.  Mary Pratt's paintings of everyday items like cherries in a bowl or salmon on Saran are downright sensual.  Now her daughter Barbara has emerged as a hot young art star, with her own unique style.

Guest #2: Linda Evans
Topic: Building Her Own Dynasty
produced by Wendy Bryan

Linda Evans, in her nine seasons as Krystle Carrington on Dynasty, became television's most reassuringly glamorous woman over 40.  But it wasn't always so.  After Dynasty she rebelled against the Hollywood pressures of looking good.  Older but wiser, Evans reflects on health, contentment and love in the fast lane.

1999 05 17
Guest: Prof. Paul Ewald
Topic: Germs versus Genetics
produced by Beth Harrington

Professor Paul Ewald, the Darwin of the microworld, explains his radical view that some of our deadliest diseases, from the common cold to cancer, are caused by infections.


1999 05 18
Guest: Henry Kissinger
Topic: Who's Kissinger Now?
produced by Wendy Bryan

An exclusive Canadian interview with former Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, perhaps the best-known American diplomat of this century and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.  From Kosovo to the future of diplomacy, from Watergate to Zippergate, the ultimate Washington insider chronicles the post-Cold War world in the concluding volume of his memoirs, Years of Renewal.


1999 05 19
Guest: Izzy Asper
Topic: Media Mogul
produced by Sandra MacEachern

He loves jazz, cigarettes, and politics.  He's a news junkie, and never strays too far from Winnipeg, headquarters for his multi-billion dollar communications empire.  Never one to mince words, he's always in the midst of lawsuits and legal battles.  Izzy Asper, the chairman and founder of CanWest Global Communications, tells it like it is.


1999 05 20
Guest: Michael Hackenberger & Friends
Topic: Animal House
produced by Beth Harrington

Move over Doctor Dolittle, the animals are coming to see Pamela Wallin.  Cats and rats and a giant horse from the Bowmanville Zoo will join us, along with a European wild boar, in a show that promises to never be boring.

1999 05 24
Guest:  Randy Newman
Topic:  A New Man
produced by Sandra MacEachern

He's been called pop music's sharpest wit.  When Randy Newman sets his songwriting sights, anyone is fair game: rock stars, fat boys, short people--even God.  But now, some 30 years into his prolific career, a kinder, gentler songwriter has emerged to score soundtracks for Toy Story, A Bug's Life, and Pleasantville.  An hour of stories and song from Randy Newman.


1999 05 25
Guest #1:  Gavin de Becker
Topic:  Predicting Violence
produced by Anne Bayin

He's one of America's leading experts on predicting violent behavior and a security advisor to presidents and movie stars.  In Protecting the Gift, Gavin de Becker says fear may be a life-saving gift which can help protect our kids.

Guest #2:  Richard Mason
Topic:  Literary Heartthrob
produced by Anne Bayin

Next, we'll meet Britain's hot new literary star, Richard Mason, who penned The Drowning People when he was 18 years old!


1999 05 26
Guest:  General Maurice Baril
Topic:  Armed Forces
produced by Catharine Tamas

As Canada's Chief of Defence Staff, he's the man who commands, controls and administers the Canadian Armed Forces and military strategy.  We look at how our troops are coping in the conflict in Yugoslavia...and whether our Forces and the equipment are up to the job.


1999 05 27
Guest:  Natalie Angier
Topic:  Woman, An Intimate Geography
produced by Mary Lynk

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times writer Natalie Angier attacks the world of biology with delicious poetic sauciness (she describes the vagina as a "Rorschach with legs").  Her latest book is a fascinating romp through the female geography.

1999 05 31

Guest #1: Hume Cronyn
Topic: The Actor's Actor
produced by Beth Harrington

Hume Cronyn, a Canadian treasure, returns home for more honours and a conversation about his remarkable acting career that has spanned more than half a century.

Guest #2: Delta Burke
Topic: Designing Woman
produced by Anne Bayin

As the controversial star of the hit TV series Designing Women, raven-haired Delta Burke was as famous for the size of her hips as for her acting.  Now, the actress is also in business, designing clothes for the "real" woman.


1999 06 01
Guest: Dr. Howard Gardner
Topic: Mind Reader
produced by Wendy Bryan

Howard Gardner, the Harvard psychologist who revolutionized our thinking with his theory of multiple intelligences, takes on the future of education.  In his latest book, The Disciplined Mind, he offers new teaching strategies for the technological age, and argues for what he calls "education for understanding".


1999 06 02
Guest: Juliette
Topic: 'Our Pet'
produced by Anne Bayin

She was the biggest Canadian television star of her time, the singing queen famous for her sequins, her smile and her "Goodnight, Mom."  Her hit show Juliette followed Saturday night hockey games and was a staple in Canadian homes for a decade.  Juliette Cavazzi, affectionately known to her fans as Our Pet, is our guest.


1999 06 03
Guest: Francis Fukuyama
Topic: The Unselfish Gene
produced by Wendy Bryan

Francis Fukuyama shocked the academic world when he said "the collapse of communism marked the end of history."  In his new book, The Great Disruption, he argues that we're "wired" together.  While some predict the advent of technology will lead to the breakdown of the family and a rise in crime, Fukuyama insists society is in the process of weaving its own new moral framework.

1999 06 07
Guest: Paul Stanley
Topic: Phantom Kiss
produced by Sandra MacEachern

The world knows Paul Stanley as the lascivious lead singer of 70s rock 'n' roll icons, KISS--a kabuki-painted, fearsome foursome legendary for their on-stage antics and eight-inch platform boots.  But Paul Stanley wants to prove he can do more than rock.  He's donned yet another mask, taking on the lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera.  An hour with Paul Stanley on fame, fortune, family--and the Phantom.


1999 06 08

Guests #1: David Breashears, Jamie Clarke
Topic: Adventure in the Extreme
produced by Wendy Bryan

Nearly 50 years after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit, Mount Everest remains the most perilous adventure known to mankind.  Why would people risk their lives to leave their footprints on the summit of the world's highest mountain?  The answer from award-winning IMAX filmmaker/mountaineer David Breashears and Canadian Jamie Clarke, who summited Everest in 1997, and earlier this year crossed the Empty Quarter of Arabia on camels.

Guest #2: Dini Petty
Topic: Dini's Journey
produced by Sandra MacEachern

She's succeeded at everything from piloting a pink helicopter to navigating a national talk show--but some of Dini Petty's biggest challenges have been in steering her personal life.  Broadcaster Dini Petty talks about career, relationships and the "personal journey" that's brought her peace.


1999 06 09
Guest: Bernard Derome
Topic: A View from Quebec
produced by Sandra MacEachern

The veteran broadcaster has been called Quebec's Walter Cronkite.  He's the most trusted figure in Quebec, and one survey even put his approval rating higher than Celine Dion's.  A look at the news, the future of journalism and television through the eyes of an anchor.


1999 06 10
Guest: Supreme Court Justice Peter Cory
Topic: Judge-ment Day
produced by Wendy Bryan

As he retires from Canada's highest court, Justice Peter Cory reflects on the state of the justice system.  Also on the docket:  the Charter of Rights and Freedoms that makes our judges the most powerful people in the land.  And a look at Judge Cory's often groundbreaking track record on abortion, assisted suicide and same sex-couples.

1999 06 14
Guests: Wesley Chu, Kim Stockwood, Diana Krall
Topic: A Musical Medley
produced by Sandra MacEachern/Wendy Bryan

Wesley Chu, Canada's seven-year-old, pint-sized piano prodigy performs selections from his new CD, Sharing; Newfoundland singer/songwriter Kim Stockwood performs the latest release from her 12 Years Old CD; and jazz diva Diana Krall tinkles the ivories and shares her thoughts on collaborating with Clint Eastwood.


1999 06 15
Guest: Christopher Plummer
Topic: A Midsummer Knight
produced by Anne Bayin

Shakespeare's popularity continues to amaze us, and if Tony award-winning actor Christopher Plummer has his way, that's how it will continue for at least another millennium.  Plummer's lent his name to an award which will send a promising actor to study at the Globe Theatre in London.  Meanwhile, the man who thrilled us with his Macbeth, his Baron Von Trapp and his Barrymore, thrills us in his best role:  himself.


1999 06 16
Guests: Rosemary Altea, Dr. Yvonne Kason
Topic: 'Seeing Things'
produced by Anne Bayin

The subject is the paranormal:  From angels and near-death experiences, to seeing the light and psychic friends.  When Rosemary Altea speaks with strangers, some of them are dead.  The world-famous medium and healer claims to communicate with spirits.  Joining her is Dr. Yvonne Kason, a Toronto G.P. whose near-death experience 20 years ago changed her life and her practice of medicine.


1999 06 17
Guest: Elvis Costello
Topic: Elvis is in the Building!
produced by Sandra MacEachern

Veronica ... Alison ... now Pamela.  Elvis Costello weaves his musical magic.  From the angry, cynical 70's to the nostalgic 90's, Elvis is alive and well, collaborating with everyone from Paul McCartney to Burt Bacharach in Austin Powers.  An hour with the legendary Elvis Costello.

1999 06 21
Guests: David & Evelyn Stiller, Denny Doherty, Dr. John Butt
Topic: Grief
produced by Sandra MacEachern

While we know it's inevitable, we're never prepared when a loved one dies.  Tonight, a look at how we grieve.  David and Evelyn Stiller lost their daughter to suicide; Denny Doherty's wife passed away after a lengthy illness; and Nova Scotia's Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. John Butt, who comforted the grief-stricken relatives of the Swissair crash victims even as he, himself, mourned.


1999 06 22
Guest: Germaine Greer
Topic: Female Eunuch Two
produced by Anne Bayin

She's angry again.  The world's most famous feminist didn't say it all the first time and has returned to set us straight on the course feminism has taken over the last 30 years.  She feels the notion of "having it all" has merely disguised the discrimination and exploitation which continues to exist for today's women.


1999 06 23
Guest: Henry Kissinger
Topic: Who's Kissinger Now?
produced by Wendy Bryan

An exclusive Canadian interview with former Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, perhaps the best-known American diplomat of this century and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.  From Kosovo to the future of diplomacy, from Watergate to Zippergate, the ultimate Washington insider chronicles the post-Cold War world in the concluding volume of his memoirs, Years of Renewal.


1999 06 24
Guest: Andrea Bocelli
Topic: Tuscan Tenor
produced by Sandra MacEachern

His latest album debuted at the top of the pop charts--an unprecedented achievement for a classical artist.  But Andrea Bocelli first made Canadian history a year ago when Romanza became the first classical album to sell over a million copies in this country.  Hot on the heels of his Grammy and Oscar performances with Celine Dion, the Tuscan tenor stops by for a chat, a couple of songs--and a surprise or two!

1999 06 28
Guest: Pinchas Zukerman
Topic: Pulling The Strings
produced by Anne Bayin

Superstar violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman began his career as a child prodigy.  He's led a colourful life both on and off stage, which makes him an ideal choice to lead the National Arts Centre Orchestra into the new millennium.


1999 06 29

Guest #1: Ian Stewart
Topic: A Survivor's Story
produced by Sandra MacEachern

It's one of the most dangerous jobs on earth:  war correspondent.  And this past January, Canadian Ian Stewart was felled in the line of duty.  Back home recovering, Stewart shares his tale and his thoughts on conflict reporting.

Guest #2: Glen Murray
Topic: Murray's Mandate
produced by Sandra MacEachern

He made history last fall when he became the first openly gay mayor of a major Canadian city.  But his plan is to make his mark on the history books for another reason--redefining civic politics.  Winnipeg Mayor Glen Murray on the personal and the political.


1999 06 30
Guests: Dr. Mort Doran, Jim Moyes, Jessica Scriven
Topic: Tourette Syndrome
produced by Anne Bayin

Dr. Mort Doran grew up exhibiting all the strange gestures, twitches and tics characteristic of the neurological disorder Tourette Syndrome.  Despite his symptoms, and belated diagnosis, he went on to become a surgeon and to fly a plane.  Doran, along with two teenagers also diagnosed with Tourettes, help us take a look at this often misunderstood disorder.

1999 07 05
Guests: Sylvia Tyson, Caitlin Hanford, Cindy Church, Gwen Swick
Topic: Quartette
produced by Moira Dann

In 1993, Quartette was formed, and transformed four diverse talents into a unified musical group, combining a capella, folk, country blues, gospel and soul. In 1996, Gwen Swick joined the fold, following the death of founding member Colleen Peterson.  An hour of singing, sound and insight.


1999 07 06
Guest: Mark Tewksbury
Topic: Making A Splash
produced by Anne Bayin

He's one of our most popular public figures:  Canadian backstroke swim champion, three-time Olympic medallist, handsome and telegenic spokesperson for charities.  Now, age 30, Mark Tewksbury says it's time to 'officially' come out about his sexuality:  what it was like growing up gay, in Calgary, and in the closeted world of sport.


1999 07 07
Guest: Prof. Paul Ewald
Topic: Germs versus Genetics
produced by Beth Harrington

Professor Paul Ewald, the Darwin of the microworld, explains his radical view that some of our deadliest diseases, from the common cold to cancer, are caused by infections.


1999 07 08
Guests: Don Adams, Meredith Baxter
Topic: Spies and Ties
produced by Anne Bayin

Don Adams became famous as the stumbling detective Maxwell Smart in the 1960's detective series Get Smart.  He's here along with his trademark shoephone.  Also joining us, Meredith Baxter, TV mom to Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties.

1999 07 12
Guest: Randy Newman
Topic: A New Man
produced by Sandra MacEachern

He's been called pop music's sharpest wit.  When Randy Newman sets his songwriting sights, anyone is fair game:  rock stars, fat boys, short people--even God.  But now, some 30 years into his prolific career, a kinder, gentler songwriter has emerged to score soundtracks for Toy Story, A Bug's Life and Pleasantville.  An hour of stories and song with Randy Newman.


1999 07 13
Guests: Simon Winchester, Katherine Barber, Howard Richler
Topic: Wordplay
produced by Sandra MacEachern

From the strange tale of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary, to the age of iconography and the Internet, the English language has absorbed new words and expanded beyond anything early linguists could have imagined.  Is the result a new global glossary or a language with an identity crisis?  The history--and future--of the English language.


1999 07 14
Guest: Bill Fox
Topic: Prescriptions from the Spin Doctor
produced by Wendy Bryan

In his new book Spinwars: Politics and the New Media, Bill Fox says political "spin" is out of control.  The former Mulroney "spin doctor," Toronto Star journalist and professor has spent over 30 years in press, politics and the public policy triangle.  From his unique vantage point, he charts the change:  from Airbus, to Monica, to the current Kosovo crisis.


1999 07 15
Guest: Izzy Asper
Topic: Media Mogul
produced by Sandra MacEachern

He loves jazz, cigarettes, and politics.  He's a news junkie, and never strays too far from Winnipeg, headquarters for his multi-billion dollar communications empire.  Never one to mince words, he's always in the midst of lawsuits and legal battles.  Izzy Asper, the chairman and founder of CanWest Global Communications, tells it like it is.

1999 07 19
Guest: Micheal Hackenberger & Friends
Topic: Animal House
produced by Beth Harrington

Move over Doctor Dolittle, the animals are coming to see Pamela Wallin.  Cats and rats and a giant horse from the Bowmanville Zoo will join us, along with a European wild boar, in a show that promises to never be boring.


1999 07 20

Guest #1: Gavin de Becker
Topic: Predicting Violence
produced by Anne Bayin

He's one of America's leading experts on predicting violent behavior and a security advisor to presidents and movie stars.  In Protecting the Gift, Gavin de Becker says fear may be a life saving gift which can help protect our kids.

Guest #2: Richard Mason
Topic: Literary Heartthrob
produced by Anne Bayin

Next, we'll meet Britain's hot new literary star, Richard Mason, who penned The Drowning People when he was 18 years old!


1999 07 21
Guest: Vince Gill
Topic: Nashville Royalty
produced by Rebecca Eckler

Superstar Vince Gill is Nashville royalty.  He's won numerous Grammys and more Country Music Awards than any other artist in history.  Now, country's top tenor has returned to traditional country sounds with his new album, The Key. The guitarist--and golfer--shares his thoughts on the state of the music world, his recent divorce, and the loss of his father.  And you'll see and hear why he's called the man with the golden voice.


1999 07 22
Guest: Christopher Plummer
Topic: The Actor's Life
produced by Moira Dann

He's been Barrymore, Sherlock Holmes and Captain Von Trapp.  But even with a long and distinguished career on stage and screen, Canada's own Christopher Plummer spends much of his time portraying himself.  An hour with a classical actor of world renown.

1999 07 26
Guest: Paul Stanley
Topic: Phantom Kiss
produced by Sandra MacEachern

The world knows Paul Stanley as the lascivious lead singer of 70s rock 'n' roll icons, KISS--a kabuki-painted, fearsome foursome legendary for their on-stage antics and eight-inch platform boots.  But Paul Stanley wants to prove he can do more than rock.  He's donned yet another mask, taking on the lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera.  An hour with Paul Stanley on fame, fortune, family--and the Phantom.


1999 07 27
Guests: Dr. Anne Russon, Dr. Stuart Shanker, Dr. Talbot J. Taylor
Topic: Apes & Language
produced by Anne Bayin

For years, science has believed only humans are wired for language and communicating with words.  Then along came Kanzi, a bonobo ape who appears to understand language at the rate of a three-year-old child.  Research on the bonobo is changing how we perceive human communication.  Joining us, a leading primatologist, a psychologist with a specialty in autism, and a linguist who grew up fascinated by Tarzan.


1999 07 28
Guest: Patti Page
Topic: Hit Parade Queen
produced by Anne Bayin

In the fifties, The Singing Rage, Miss Patti Page climbed to the top of the charts and never left.  Tennessee Waltz made the country girl a superstar:  14 gold singles, including Old Cape Cod, kept her shining in the galaxy.  She’s 71, and tonight, as the Allegheny moon begins to rise, she'll perform for us.


1999 07 29
Guest: Dr. Fergus Craik, Dr. Angela Troyer, Ginger Howard Friedman
produced by Rebecca Eckler
Topic: Mechanics of Memory

Don’t forget to turn on your TV!  The baby boomers, once fitness fanatics, have found a new obsession--preserving their memory.  Dr. Fergus Craik, Dr. Angela Troyer and Ginger Howard Friedman tackle questions about what is normal memory loss.  Do our brains, in the age of information overload, have trouble sorting and filing?  And can memory loss be prevented?

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