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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Celebrate Canada's Day weekend with George and a month of new episodes

George Stroumboulopoulos viewers will have a lot of exciting programming to look forward to in July.

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 FriendsSeinfeldMad About YouNewhart, Weeds, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfield, and Designing Women. The 71 year old Winnipeg native is also an Emmy winner for his work on Seinfield, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Mad About You. He has worked with an exhaustive list of people including Elliot Gould and Smother Brothers. He was one of Johnny Carson's most popular guests second only to Bob Hope with 140 appearances.

The next night it gets better with Dan Savage. The Chicago native is an American author, media pundit, journalist and newspaper editor who is best known for his weekly column Savage Love and working alongside his husband, Terry Miller, on their project they co-founded called It Gets Better. The project helps LGBT youth prevent suicide. Raised Catholic and now atheist, Savage still considers himself "culturally Catholic" and holds a degree in Theatre and History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He founded Seattle's Greek Active Theatre, but chooses to use the name Keenan Hollohan as Theatre Director. The name is a combination of his middle name and his grandmother's maiden name. You can hear his weekly podcast Savage Lovecast on iTunes.

Then the lord sits in the red chair on Monday 8 July 2013. The Right Honourable Lord Black of Crossharbour, Conrad Black, was born in Montreal to George Monteegu Black Jr who was the president of Canadian Breweries Limited. Conrad controlled Hollinger International, which was once the largest English language newspaper empire with The Daily Telegraph (UK), Chicago Sun Times (US), The Jerusalem Post (Israel), National Post (Canada), and Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) among some of its names. Despite maintaining his innocence in the 2004 shareholder initiated prosecution, Black was convicted of three counts of fraud and one count of obstruction of justice in a U.S. court and was sentenced to six years and a half years in prison in 2007. After some more legal troubles, he was released in 4 May 2012.  

Another controversial character steps into the red chair the following night on Thursday 4 July 2013 to promote The Unbelievers. It has been seven years since George was able to talk with his idolRichard Dawkins. Dawkins is an English Ethologist, Evolutionary Biologist, and Author. He was born in Nairobi, Kenya to an agricultural civil servant in the British colonial service in Malawi. His father was called up in the King's African Rifles during World War II and went back to England in 1949 where he inherited a country estate. Both of Richard's parents were interested in natural sciences and answered his questions with a scientific perspective. Raised Anglican, he decided the theory of evolution was a better explanation for the world and became an atheist as a teenager. After graduating  from Oxford and taking up a teaching position there, He received his first critical acclaim in 1976 for his book The Selfish Gene. He has gone on to publish more books such as The Blind Watchmaker and The God Delusion

The doctor is in the next night on Wednesday 10 July 2013.  Ken Jeong is best known for Leslie Chow in Hangover and Ben Chang on Community. The Korean-American actor was born in Detroit and obtained his M.D. in 1995 and is a current licensed physician in the state of California. George talks with Ken about his career as a comedian, actor, doctor and personal life. 

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.

Scott Thompson joins us as well. Thompson was born in North Bay, Ontario, but grew up in Brampton. After York University asked him to leave in his third year for being disruptive, he joined a comedy troupe The Love Cats where he met Mark McKinney. Thompson is most known for his role in The Kids in the Hall and a long career as a stand up comedian. The openly gay actor was diagnosed with B-cell non-Hodgkins gastric lymphoma, but is now cancer free.

The following week on Tuesday 16 July 2013, George sits down with David Sedaris. The American author was born in Birmingham, New York, but was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. He currently lives in West Sussex, England with his partner Hugh Hamrick. 

 The following night on Wednesday 17 July 2013, George welcomes Sridevi. The Tamil Nadu native is a renowned Indian film actress known for her singing and dancing. She is the first female superstar of Hindi cinema and was recently seen in English Vinglish. 

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. 

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