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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

Sunday, November 24, 2013

This week in Strombo Nov 25-29

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week
Remember that the Debrief will be available on the 11:30 Late version only.
The Panel is a 7 pm feature. Friday Late is the extended interview.

Monday Nov 25
Canadian singer/songwriter Robbie Robertson

on the panel Chris Jericho, Kaillie Humphries and Gilson Lubin

Tuesday Nov 26
Author Malcom Gladwell

The Panel Gilbert Gottfried, Ryan Bellville and Pay Chen

Wednesday Nov 27 
Sports commentator Scott Russell

Ennis Esmer, Derek Seguin and Naomi Snieckus are on the Panel

Thursday Nov 28 
Author of Bridget Jones Helen Fielding

Jay Onrait, Arthur Simeon and Emma Hunter the 7 pm Panel

Friday Nov 29 
Not just the sister to Mark Z. she is the CEO of Zuckerberg Media Randi Zuckerburg

plus epidemiologist Dr. Don Francis

and from the vaults an interview Carol Burnett on the 7 PM show

 and Malcom Gladwell's extended interview on the Friday Late show.

The Strombo Show - November 24th, 2013

Tonight  on the Strombo Show, Toronto born Lindi Ortega chats with George about her latest album, Tin Star.  Her second album, Cigarettes and Truckstops, was longlisted to the Polaris Music Prize, and her first album, Little Red Boots, was nominated for a Juno Award.

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight staffers and veteran music writers Aaron Brophy and Tara Henley will be discussing nineties musical scenes, nineties hip hop, and The Verve's classic 1997 "Bitter Sweet Symphony".  


as always, the show will feature The Magnificent Seven,

Ten O'Clock With Tom (Waits)

  The Big Lie Down.

and the Nod to the Gods of Rock .

You can hear The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2 on Sunday nights, from 8 to 11 pm.  See you there.  ;)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Broadcasting Canada

Kevin Caners does a podcast called Broadcasting Canada.

Kevin interviews CBC broadcasters about their career, their life, how they see things and how they react to things. He has featured Rick Mercer, Jian Ghomeshi and George Stroumboulopoulos among others. You can subscribe on iTunes and go to the website Broadcasting Canada, Voices of the CBC

The webpage says; Celebrating the role the CBC plays in the social fabric of Canada through in-depth conversations with the voices and personalities who bring us together from coast to coast to coast.

- I listened to a couple of the podcast episodes and recommend it to those like myself, who enjoy long form interviews, the CBC and any of her hosts.  


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Watch GST at 7 pm and GSTL at 11:30 pm (what?)

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight Late!
The 7 pm GST will be as advertized and the 11:30pm GST + Late (so it's now GSTL) will include the debrief and maybe include other changes. The show will now have musical performances again. George is also talking about having extended interviews on Fridays.
7 pm
11:30 pm
Here is the first new debrief from Monday night.

 My personal opinion...
As a long time fan I welcome the changes! It's a challenge for a Canadian talk show to compete with the US late night shows. Especially when those shows can produce viral video clips of comedic commentary on Mayor Rob Ford where our talk show was a day behind.  The way the CBC studio prerecorded and had to have an edited close captioned version up and out for 7 pm Atlantic time did not allow for same day changes. Taking the 11:30 rerun and adding a current debrief and making it a different version of the talk show has, as far as I know, never been done before outside of news programming. When the show was The Hour it had the time to edit for the same day and it had room to run all the features like musical acts and the debrief and commentary of current news while still featuring the longer interviews. This step George and the crew are taking, without any budget increase, makes the half hour show a two part one hour show. Both parts worth watching! I am also looking forward to the Friday longer interviews they talked about featuring. If you have ever been to a taping of the show you know that George interviews the guest for much longer than what you see on TV. It's always fascinating and deserves to be televised in it's long format. If you can't watch the two shows, set your PVR to record each of them. Watch it like a daily mini series. 

Enjoy Canada's early night and late night talk show!


Sunday, November 17, 2013

This week in Strombo Nov 18 - 22 Something New!

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week
Watch for something new on Monday's show. Watch both shows at 7 pm and 11:30. You may want to do this all week and for the rest of the season...

Hint was tweeted from Strombo: A little Saturday afternoon @CBCing... This studio won't be quiet for long... Working on something vey cool for our 7pm and Late-Night show at 11:30. Check it Monday night. #Debrief

Schedule changes may occur...

Monday Nov 18
Journalist, teacher, politician and  former Prime Minister Joe Clark
Also on the show Brooke Nevin of Cracked

On the panel Alonzo Bodden, Orny Adams and Elvira Kurt

Tuesday Nov 19
Best selling author Sue Grafton
CBC Radio 3 host and author Grant Lawrence

Panel guests Robin Duke, Ron Sparks and Dave Merheje

Wednesday Nov 20
Oscar winning actor Jeremy Irons
Anil Kapoor's best story ever

Panel includes Ali Hassan, Natalia Yanchak, Murray Lightburn

Thursday Nov 21
Pastor Joel Osteen

Panel crew Linda Kash, Paul Bates and Ali Hassan

Friday Nov 22 
Film director and screenwriter Alexander Payne

Singer and blogger Matt Good

Enjoy a revisited interview with actor/director Jodie Foster

The Strombo Show - November 17th, 2013

The Darcys, who recently released their third studio album, have had their share of bumps along the road to success.  In less than a year, the Darcys were held up at knife point,  robbed of most of their gear, and almost run over  by a transport truck.  They stop by the broom closet tonight for a chat with George about their love of Steely Dan, their struggles in the studio, and their first experiences with porn.

Tonight's Random 80s Dance Party will feature David Lee Roth ...

.. and the Pointer sisters ... 

CBC's Lana Gay will be chatting about Electronic Music,

as always, the show will feature The Magnificent Seven,

Ten O'Clock With Tom (Waits)

  The Big Lie Down.

and the Nod to the Gods of Rock .

You can hear The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2 on Sunday nights, from 8 to 11 pm.  See you there.  ;)

Monday, November 11, 2013

This week in Strombo Nov 11-15

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week
The studio is dark Nov 11-15 as the crew takes a little break so you may have already seen some of what is presented this week.  
Monday is A Remembrance Day Special

Mon Nov 11
First guest in the red chair is Captain Simon Mailloux

Author Joseph Boyden

Special message from Eddie Izzard

Tues Nov 12
Friend of the show Jane Goodall

Actor Donal Logue

On the panel Alan Cross, Evan Carter and  Jennifer Goodhue

Wed Nov 13
Actor, now director Keanu Reeves 

Stunt man and actor Tiger Chen

The one and only Jackie Chan

Thur Nov 14
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield 

Steven Stamkos

Fri Nov 15
Director Alfonso Cuaron

Legendary musician  Ronnie Hawkins

Look back at Cory Monteith.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

George was asked about Mayor Ford

George Stephanopoulos (hope I spelled that right) had George Stroumboulopoulos as a guest on his ABC show called this week.

George asked Strombo to comment on the stories about Toronto's mayor Rob Ford.
Here is the link to watch. 

Monday, November 04, 2013

This week in Strombo Nov 4 - 8

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week
On Monday George is in Ottawa to help launch a national project the Governor General is working on.
It's the My Giving Moment Campaign. Follow @strombo on Twitter and Facebook to hear more about it.

Monday Nov 04
In the red chair to talk about the launch Governor General David Johnston
Actress Karen Vanasse

Also on this episode Margaret Atwood and Micheal Lansberg

Tuesday Nov 05
Political show host Don Newman

On the panel Pat McKenna, Dom Pare and Pay Chen

Wednesday Nov 06
Daniel RadCliffe

Funny men Scott Thompson and Arthur Simeon are on the panel

Thursday Nov 07
Eddie Izzard

on the panel Humble Howard, Kurt Smeaton and Leslie Seiler

Friday Nov 08
Saoires Ronan
Actor Cas Anvar

and a look back at the Kermit the Frog appaerance,

Sunday, November 03, 2013

The Strombo Show - November 3rd, 2013

Tonight on the Strombo Show, Matt Good stops by to chat about his new album, Arrows of Desire.

Lana Gay stops by to chat about Sad Songs.

There will be a tribute to the late rock legend Lou Reed,

As always, the show will feature The Magnificent Seven,

Ten O'Clock With Tom (Waits)

and The Big Lie Down.