Global National wraps up 2010 with two special events

With an eye towards providing Canadians a clear understanding of the year that was, Global National announced today the airing of two special events.  

The first—Your Canada With Dawna Friesen (airing December 25)—will be a retrospective of Friesen’s recent tour that saw Global National broadcasting locally from Halifax to Kelowna and plenty of communities in between.  

That will be followed by a daily special feature—Top Stories of 2010 (week of December 27)—in which Global National will focus on the events that grabbed the biggest headlines.  

Your Canada With Dawna Friesen, a 30-minute presentation, will highlight some of the more memorable stops on Friesen’s national tour along with some of her own personal reflections on the stories she covered and the people she met.  “It was so great being on the road,” says Friesen.  “I’ve either lived or previously visited all of the cities and towns we stopped in so the tour provided not only a chance to say hi to old friends but it allowed me to reach out to our viewers and showcase stories that resonated with all Canadians.”  The special will air at 6pm across the country except in Vancouver when it will air at 6:30pm.

The Top Stories of 2010 began earlier in December with an online poll via in which Canadians were asked to vote for the story they felt had the biggest impact on the country and the world.  During the week of December 27, each newscast will highlight these top stories, building towards the top three as voted on by viewers, which will then be presented during the December 31st newscast.  


The Top Stories featured next week include:

·         Monday, Dec. 27 – Top international news

·         Tuesday, Dec. 28 – Top Canadian news

·         Wednesday, Dec. 29 – Top pop culture stories

·         Thursday, Dec. 30 – Top Canadian political stories

·         Friday, Dec. 31 – top health stories & Top Three stories


Global National airs at 5:30pm nationally; 6:30pm in the Maritimes; and 7:30pm in Newfoundland on NTV.

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