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The Stroumboulopouli

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CBC TV & Radio shows plus HNIC

His work with Artists for Peace and Justice

UN Ambassadorship for The World Food Programme

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The week in preview...

Here's what coming up this week on The Hour...

Monday, January 28

At the age of 25, Emmy Award winning broadcaster
Lee Thomas discovered a few white spots on his scalp...the beginnings of the disease Vitiligo. Thomas has written a book, Turning White: A Memoir of Change, documenting his experience with this life -changing condition.“Even people who have known me for years avoid eye contact when they see my face without make-up for the first time." ~ Lee Thomas

If you have ever been fortunate enough to attend The Montreal Comedy Festival - Just for Laughs, you may have been able to catch the hilarity known as Jeremy Hotz.

In addition to being an observational stand-up comedian, Hotz has appeared in films and was a staff writer for The Jon Stewart Show. Canadians may also remember him for his Gemini-award winning role in the CBC comedy The Newsroom.

Tuesday, January 29

Legendary Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee has worked with such sport icons as Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman and Luis Rodriquez.

Dundee, born Angelo Mirena, was a technical advisor to Will Smith in the film Ali. He not only trained Russell Crowe for his role in Cinderella Man, but was seen in that movie as "Angelo, the Cornerman".

Also, a visit from "someone" who might look something like this...

Wednesday, January 30

In 1969, fourteen-year-old Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room with his tape recorder and persuaded Lennon to do an interview.

In 2008, the short animated film I Met the Walrus, a narrative of the experience, was nominated for an Academy Award.

Thursday, January 31

Tremendously popular Canadian music superstar Michael Bublé will be making a return visit to The Hour.

I case you missed his last visit, you can check it out here.

But wait...there's more!!!
It's contest week on The Hour!!!

Once again, The Hour will be returning to England in February and to celebrate they are having a contest. If you are a fan of Coronation Street, then you will definately want to tune into The Hour this week for your chance to win a trip for two to the set of Coronation Street in Manchester, England!! Details regarding the contest can been found here. Good luck!


Barbara said...

Did we mention the tiger that is going to be on this Tuesday?

Mich said...

I thought the interview with Lee Thomas was absolutely fascinating. I am so impressed that he's so vibrant and at peace with who he is. I don't know about anyone else, but I can certainly learn something from his example. I want to read his book.

Barbara said...

Seeing a tiger on The Hour was a highlight of the season.... I can't even explain why.

Jenuine said...

There's a special behind the scenes - Tiger edition, posted on The Hour's website.
Click on the, After The Hour, link.

Steph A. said...

I've enjoyed all the guests on The Hour this week. My favourite? Angelo Dundee. While I am not really a fan of boxing, his storytelling was terrific. Dundee has a lot of energy for someone in his 80's!!

Oh...and the tiger was pretty cool too!

Mich said...

My favourite guest of the week was Lee Thomas, his story and spirit are inspiring. My least favourite was Elizabeth May. As much as I think the Green Party may be on to something, I have issues with their leader. Oh well.

The tiger made the week. Maybe Robbie should become a regular contributor.