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• His work with Artists for Peace and Justice
• UN Ambassadorship for The World Food Programme
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Celebrate Canada's Day weekend with George and a month of new episodes
George is in New York Saturday May 29th day to celebrate Canada's Day International in Central Park for the inaugural free summer festival.
Next, George flies to London, England on Monday 1 July 2013 for Canada's Day London International Celebrations in Trafalgar Square. There will be live television and radio coverage starting at 11:30am from Ottawa and then a live stream of the London concert at 1:30pm on CBC.
George will also have a special edition of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on July 1 with Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir and Ron James.
Virtue and Moir are the 2010 Olympic champions for ice dancing. The London, Ontario native is currently attending University of Windsor where she is completing a Psychology degree while commuting to Michigan where she trains in Canton. Moir is also from London and attended the same school as Virtue. He currently trains with her in Canton. For more information on them, click here.
Ron James is a Canadian stand up comedian from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. James left Acadia University in Halifax where he was studying history and political science with the intentions of being a history teacher and moved to Toronto where he started his comedic career. He's worked and lived in Los Angeles and been in several movie and television programs. One of the most interesting is his voice work for Star Wars: Ewoks and Robocop: The Animated Series. Please join him at 7pm for some laughs.
Then on Wednesday 3 July 2013, David Steinberg appears on the show. Steinberg is best known as a stand up comedian in the 1960's to 1980's and for directing episodes of Friends, Seinfeld, Mad About You, Newhart, Weeds, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfield, and Designing Women.
The following night on Thursday 11 July 2013, George sits down with Joy Kogawa. The Canadian poet was born in Vancouver and was sent to an intermittent camp during World War II with other Japanese Canadians. She has spent a lifetime trying to educate people on intermittent camps and was made a Member of Canada in 1986 and Japan awarded her the Order of the Rising Sun in 2010.
The following week on Tuesday 23 July 2013, George welcomes Eli Roth. The Newtown native is best known for directing Hostel and his role as "The Bear Jew" in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds. Raised Jewish, Roth can also speak French, Italian and Russian. As an actor, animator, director, producer, and screenwriter with several credits under his name, his name is recognizable in the horror genre.
The next day, on Wednesday 24 July 2013, George welcomes Eve Ensler. The New York native is best known for writing The Vagina Monologues. The American playwright, performer, feminist, and activist was brutally raped and beaten by her father as a child and was receiving treatment for uterine cancer in 2010. Majority of her activism is based on educating people about violence against women.
We hope you tune in for these international and intriguing guests.