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News Observers Hope for Change and More Context at ‘The National’ Post-Mansbridge

News Observers Hope for Change and More Context at ‘The National’ Post-Mansbridge

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press

Peter Mansbridge
Peter Mansbridge, CBC News chief correspondent, speaks during the CBC upfront showcasing the CBC 2017-18 fall/winter lineup in Toronto on May 24, 2017. As Peter Mansbridge prepares to bid farewell to “The National,” the CBC’s flagship news program is looking to possibly enlist multiple hosts to fill his permanent spot at the anchor desk. “We want it to be a show around active journalists,” Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News said in an interview during the network’s upfront presentation. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – With Peter Mansbridge set to sign off as CBC News chief correspondent and anchor of “The National,” speculation abounds as to what will happen with the public broadcaster’s flagship program.

Mansbridge’s last night on “The National” comes on Friday and he’ll then helm the CBC’s Canada Day coverage on Saturday. The CBC has said it will unveil a revamped edition of “The National” on Oct. 30 with multiple hosts, a new format, a new set and new graphics.

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Peter Mansbridge Promises Low-Key Sign-Off as He Leaves ‘The National’ Anchor Chair

Peter Mansbridge Promises Low-Key Sign-Off as He Leaves ‘The National’ Anchor Chair

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

Peter Mansbridge
CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge poses for a photo at the Toronto studios of the national television network on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Nearly a year after he closed the Labour Day newscast by revealing his decision to step aside at the public broadcaster’s flagship news program, Mansbridge says his final sign-off to viewers will elude most fanfare. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – Peter Mansbridge doesn’t want to make a fuss about leaving the anchor’s chair at CBC’s “The National.”

Nearly a year after telling viewers he planned to retire from the public broadcaster’s flagship program, the 68-year-old newsman who defined an era at CBC News plans to sign-off for the final time with little fanfare.

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Tourism Winnipeg Airing Two New Commercials During Canada Summer Games

Tourism Winnipeg Airing Two New Commercials During Canada Summer Games

Brian Bowman - Journey to Churchill
Mayor Brian Bowman plays an unsuspecting Journey to Churchill tour guide in a television spot highlighting Winnipeg’s tourist destinations, including the Assiniboine Park Zoo. (YOUTUBE)

Two new television commercials to promote Winnipeg as a tourist destination to the rest of Canada will air during coverage of the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Tourism Winnipeg and the city commissioned the spots as part of its sponsorship of the Games.

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CBC Will Launch Revamped Version of ‘The National’ on Oct. 30

CBC Will Launch Revamped Version of ‘The National’ on Oct. 30

By The Canadian Press

Peter Mansbridge
Peter Mansbridge, CBC News chief correspondent, speaks during the CBC upfront showcasing the CBC 2017-18 fall/winter lineup in Toronto on May 24, 2017. As Peter Mansbridge prepares to bid farewell to “The National,” the CBC’s flagship news program is looking to possibly enlist multiple hosts to fill his permanent spot at the anchor desk. “We want it to be a show around active journalists,” Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News said in an interview during the network’s upfront presentation. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – CBC will launch the revamped edition of “The National” on Oct. 30.

The public broadcaster is overhauling its flagship news program in the wake of long-time host Peter Mansbridge’s retirement.

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CTV Winnipeg Adding 5:00 Newscast Starting in the Fall

CTV Winnipeg Adding 5:00 Newscast Starting in the Fall

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CTV News will add 5 p.m. newscasts in nine local markets beginning this fall. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Nine CTV stations across the country, including CTV Winnipeg, will add a 5 p.m. local weekday newscast to its schedule starting in the fall.

The network announced Wednesday that CTV markets in Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, Yorkton, Northern Ontario, Kitchener, Ottawa and Montreal will also add 5 p.m. newscasts.

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Trudeau Talks Sex Appeal, Politics on ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ in Niagara Falls

Trudeau Talks Sex Appeal, Politics on ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ in Niagara Falls

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kayaks on the Niagara River in Niagara-on-the Lake, Ont., on Monday, June 5, 2017. Trudeau was promoting World Environment Day. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gamely bantered about his sex appeal, his thoughts on Canada’s relationship with the U.S., and how he’d like to see a woman lead the country as he appeared on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” on Monday.

Trudeau was the first sitting Canadian prime minister to appear on the long-running American daytime TV show, which was visiting Niagara Falls, Ont., for two episodes.

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Trudeau Booked as Guest for ‘Live With Kelly and Ryan’ in Niagara Falls, Ont.

Trudeau Booked as Guest for ‘Live With Kelly and Ryan’ in Niagara Falls, Ont.

By The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau enjoys a morning run with members of the Canadian Forces at CFB Esquimalt in Esquimalt, B.C., on Thursday, March 2, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

TORONTO – Justin Trudeau will help TV morning show hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest kick off their visit to Canada on Monday.

“Live With Kelly and Ryan” has booked the prime minister as its first guest for a two-day shoot in Niagara Falls, Ont.

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CBC Planning to Roll Out Reinvented ‘The National’ in October

CBC Planning to Roll Out Reinvented ‘The National’ in October

By Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press

Peter Mansbridge
Peter Mansbridge, CBC News chief correspondent, speaks during the CBC upfront showcasing the CBC 2017-18 fall/winter lineup in Toronto on May 24, 2017. As Peter Mansbridge prepares to bid farewell to “The National,” the CBC’s flagship news program is looking to possibly enlist multiple hosts to fill his permanent spot at the anchor desk. “We want it to be a show around active journalists,” Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News said in an interview during the network’s upfront presentation. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – As Peter Mansbridge prepares to bid farewell to “The National,” the CBC’s flagship news program is looking to possibly enlist multiple hosts for the anchor desk.

“We want it to be a show around active journalists,” Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News, said in an interview.

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