March 2010

With the recent earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, Turkey and other countries around the globe, we’re reminded of this natural phenomenon’s devastating power and unpredictability. CBC News Network airs an encore presentation of Anatomy of an Earthquake on Monday, March 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on THE PASSIONATE EYE. This timely documentary examines what would happen if the ‘Big One’ were to hit North America, something scientists predict could happen in the near future.

Featuring eyewitness accounts of the 1994 earthquake in California that released more than five megatons of explosive force in the Los Angeles region, the documentary explores the latest technology and structural testing that hopefully will prepare citizens for any future big quakes. Using science and computer generated imagery, Anatomy of an Earthquake sheds light on the likely impact on L.A. should a major earthquake occur.

Monday, March 15 – 10pm ET/PT *Special Time* on Global

Kitty’s newfound fame creates havoc for Luc as he faces possible deportation. Meanwhile, Nora asks Tommy to help her save the company from the Walkers’ longtime nemesis, Dennis York.

Monday, March 15 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

*Stephen Root (King of the Hill) Guest Stars*

While Jack and Cole team up to shield New York from the calamitous threat, a hostage situation has the CTU completely stressed out. Meanwhile, unrelenting parole officer Prady (guest star Stephen Root) presses on in his investigation, and unexpected developments send the Hassan family into a major tailspin.

Monday, March 15 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

When a high school senior repeatedly hallucinates after blacking out during a class trip, House attempts a controversial approach to diagnosing her. Meanwhile, Taub airs his dirty laundry at work, and Wilson attempts to furnish his condo.

Weekdays – 7:30pm ET/PT on Global

On Monday, March 15, ET Canada kicks off the week with a look at the hottest bachelors in hockey and a new interview with Bounty Hunter star Jennifer Aniston. Then, Gerard Butler weighs in on his Bounty Hunter experience on Tuesday, March 16. Miley Cyrus talks about her new film The Last Song on Wednesday, March 17. Plus, ET Canada covers all the action at ShoWest in Las Vegas all week long. Don’t miss interviews with Katherine Heigl, Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Worthington and more.

Monday, March 15 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Discovery Channel

Pearl Harbor was one of the biggest sea and air battles in history. For many years, it’s been said that the Japanese soldiers attacked first and that they were guilty of the fatalities. However, many historians have doubts about this and believe instead that the American soldiers overreacted against a simple exploration mission, provoking the Japanese troops to attack. With the help of experts and pictures taken during battle, UNSOLVED HISTORY: MYTHS OF PEARL HARBOR will try to determine what really happened that day.

When the body of nine-year-old Sharin’ Morningstar Keenan was discovered in a rooming house refrigerator on February 1, 1983, a family and a neighbourhood were devastated and a suspect, Dennis Melvyn Howe, went on the run. Nearly three decades later, CBC News’ David Ridgen has collaborated with Sharin’s mother Lynda to re-examine the case and build a portrait of her daughter through her artwork, writing, recordings and previously unseen photographs. Canadian Cold Case Episode 3: Sharin’ airs on CBC Radio One’s THE CURRENT on Friday, March 12 at 8:30 a.m. (9 NT) and on CBC NEWS: THE NATIONAL on Sunday, March 14 at 10 p.m. (10:30 NT) on CBC Television and 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network.

Lynda Keenan wanted to dispel the stereotypical image of a nine-year-old girl, which the media coverage presented at the time of Sharin’s disappearance and death. “Sharin’s life was infinitely more interesting than her death,” Keenan says. “And while there’s real hope that Dennis Howe will be found, it’s equally important to recall the light that was extinguished in a little girl who was anything but a victim.”

Together, David Ridgen and Lynda Keenan discover new and surprising information about the case, as well as about suspect Dennis Howe. By building a new profile of Howe through those who knew him best, including his brother and sister and an associate who may have concealed important information for 27 years, the hope is he may finally be found and tried in a court of law.

Canadian Cold Case is a character-driven documentary series that revisits modern-era unsolved crimes involving Canadians. David Ridgen works collaboratively with the victim’s family members and others to return to crime scenes and to hear their stories firsthand, told by those most closely connected to them. The series provides the opportunity to re-investigate tips and other avenues with the potential to generate new information that could re-energize cases. For more information, visit cbc.ca/coldcase.

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. With 28 services offered on Radio, Television, the Internet, satellite radio, digital audio, as well as through its record and music distribution service and wireless WAP and SMS messaging services, CBC/Radio-Canada is available how, where, and when Canadians want it.

Thriller in Manila, airing Sunday, March 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on THE PASSIONATE EYE on CBC News Network, is the story behind the legendary battle between boxing legends Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali.

“The Thriller in Manila” was the greatest fight of all time. It was the third and final confrontation between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, two men who, by this time, hated each other. It was a personal hatred born out of the explosive racial politics of 1970’s America. Only eight years earlier, these two men had been friends.

The documentary begins in 1967 when Ali refused to fight in the Vietnam War and was subsequently stripped of his heavyweight title and license to box. While the boxing world and mainstream America were against him for his views, Frazier stood by him, respecting his religious beliefs.

And then dramatically in 1971, Ali suddenly turned on his friend and ally Frazier. Thriller in Manila explores the bitter rivalry between the two, which set the stage for the epic fight between Frazier and Ali.

Thriller in Manila takes viewers to Frazier and Ali’s first fight at Madison Square Garden in March 1971, dubbed the “fight of the century.” The brutal fight gripped the nation, with the result being Frazier walking away as the new heavyweight champion. He subsequently lost to George Foreman, who in turn lost it all to Ali in 1974.  Frazier, determined to win back this title, got the chance to in 1975 when he and Ali met for the Manila rematch. The fight lasted 14 gruelling rounds with the advantage continually shifting between the two heavyweights, as both men slugged it out with relentless savagery.

Featured in Thriller in Manila are accounts from boxing insiders, journalists, and those closest to Frazier and Ali.

Thriller in Manila is directed and produced by John Dower.

Real blood is for suckers! Baron VonGore, CEO of BloodCorp Inc, announced today the next evolution of life juice. Now vamps and fang-bangers can get their fill when BloodCorp Inc partners with SPACE for the official launch of Tru Blood (a.k.a. TRUE BLOOD), March 14 at 10 p.m. ET. Whether A positive, B negative or even O is your bag … bottoms up and remember to drink responsibly!

Drink up. TRU BLOOD Comes to SPACE March 14

Tart, sweet and oh-so-saucy, Tru Blood lets vamps out of the coffin to take on the world.  Now with Tru Blood synthetic blood drink, vampires no longer need humans for their fix and can walk freely among the living. Tru Blood provides all the essential vitamins and minerals without the messy clean-up. Calling all fang-bangers, this undead party is about to begin!

BloodCorp Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of Tru Blood Synthetic blood drink, refreshing vampires and fangbangers with all eight blood types in sparkling and still beverages. The undead in more than 150 countries enjoy the Tru Blood brand at a rate of nearly 1 million servings a day. For more information about Tru Blood and its strategic partnership with SPACE, please visit our Web site at www.spacecast.com.

Sunday, March 14 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

Using their fame, contacts and business acumen, 14 celebrities will attempt to win weekly business-driven tasks and avoid being fired by “The Donald.” This season’s contestants include Cyndi Lauper, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Selita Ebanks, Maria Kanellis, Carol Leifer, Summer Sanders, Darryl Strawberry, Bret Michaels, Bill Goldberg, Michael Johnson, Rod Blagojevich, Sinbad and Curtis Stone.