Coming up on The Hour:
Monday, November 9th
Bestselling author and editor-at-large of Esquire, A. J. Jacobs.
Tuesday, November 10th
British journalist and author of McMafia: Crime Without Frontiers, Misha Glenny.
Wednesday, November 11th
Remembrance Day...please observe 2 minutes of silence at 11 o'clock. Also, look for a special Remembrance Day post later this week.
Thursday, November 12th
Perhaps in your travels on the internet, you have come across the site boingboing.net. One of the people behind it it Toronto born Cory Doctorow, a science fiction author, blogger and journalist. His new book, Makers, is being released this week.
I have always been a fan of Morgan Freeman. My favourite of his films is a 1997 suspense/thriller, Kiss the Girls. If you've not seen it, check it out...the ending will surprise you! I am eagerly looking forward to his latest project with Canadian filmmaker Paul Saltzman (a previous guest on The Hour). Prom Night in Mississippi is a documentary that follows the events surrounding the first ever integrated prom at Charleston High School. The year of this history making event? 2008.
On November 13, Freeman and Paul Saltzman will be participating in a special opening night benefit screening at the Varsity Cinema in Toronto. The benefit is in support of Saltzman's Moving Beyond Prejudice educational DVD package. Proceeds will be used to donate the DVD packages to Canadian schools who would otherwise be unable to purchase the learning tool. Ticket information can be found here.
Friday, November 13th
[Are you superstitious???]