June 2011

Global News is pleased to announce it has won nine Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada (RTNDA) National and Network awards. With award wins for Global National, 16:9 The Bigger Picture and several local affiliates, Global News won more national and network television awards this year than any other Canadian news organization. 

“Global News is honoured to be recognized by our peers in such an impressive show of excellence,” said Troy Reeb, Vice President, Global News, Shaw Media. “These nine awards reflect the hard work and dedication of our entire Global News team. The past year has been a period of immense growth for all Global News properties and as we expand, we will continue to espouse the standards of journalistic excellence promoted by the RTNDA.”

Global News affiliates came up big at Saturday’s RTNDA gala with five award wins in the 2010 National Television category, including the prestigious Bert Cannings Award (Large Market) presented to Global Toronto for its coverage of last year’s G20 summit. 

Global National won two prestigious network television awards, including the Gord Sinclair Award for its outstanding Canada Remembers coverage special – the first live special helmed by Global National Anchor Dawna Friesen. In addition, 16:9 The Bigger Picture was the recipient of the Hugh Haugland Award for creative use of video for the second year in a row.

These nine RTNDA national and network awards come on the heels of Global News’ 17 previously announced regional awards – the most by any television network in the country. 

 

The national and network awards that Global News affiliates have won are as follows:

 

Global National:

Gord Sinclair Award – Special Events                  Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage

Global National for Canada Remembers                  Global National for Russell Williams Case

 

Global Toronto:

               Bert Cannings Award – Best Newscast

Global Toronto for G20 Summit (Large Market)

 

Trina McQueen Award – News Information Program

Global Toronto for Focus Ontario: A Piece of Myself

 

               Global Calgary:

Dave Rogers Award – Short Feature                      

Global Calgary for Miracle Reunion (Large Market)    

 

Global Edmonton: 

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage           Sam Ross Award – Editorial Commentary

Global Edmonton for Maddox Flynn                       Global Edmonton for Cookie Monster

 

Global BC:

Dave Rogers Award – Long Feature

Global BC for Beyond Fair Trade (Large Market)

 

16:9 The Bigger Pitcure:

Hugh Haugland Award – Creative Use of Video

16:9 The Bigger Picture for Field Of Dreams

 

 

Honourable Mentions:

Dan McArthur Award – Indepth/Investigative

Global National for ALS

 

Dan McArthur Award – Indepth/Investigative

16:9 The Bigger Picture for Energy Drinks

 

Trina McQueen Award – News Information Program

16:9 The Bigger Picture for Worry Lines

Weeknights – 7pm ET/PT on Global

Entertainment Tonight sits down with Kevin James, Rosario Dawson and Leslie Bibb to discuss their upcoming comedy Zookeeper; plus, all the latest news in the world of entertainment.

Tonight in Halifax, Bell Media news outlets were honoured at the annual Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) National Conference with eight national awards and two honourable mentions.

The awards bring the total number of national and regional 2010 RTNDA Awards won by Bell Media properties this year to 38, including eight honourable mentions. 

Bell Media’s highlights of the night included the Charlie Edwards Best Spot News for CTV’s “G20- A Summit of Violent Protests”; a repeat win of the Trina McQueen Award for Best Information Program for W5’s creative presentation of “Leave It To Bieber & Nightmare On Quebec Street,”; the Gord Sinclair Award For Best Live Event for CP24’s “Your Vote,”; and the Bert Cannings Award for Best (medium market) Newscast for /A\ News Barrie for “/A\ News At 6.” 

“It is an honour to be recognized by the RTNDA in what has been a year of tremendous news stories and great transition in our business,” said Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News. “CTV News has once again shown that we have best-in-class teams across the country, all driven by a commitment to deliver the highest quality news for our viewers from coast-to-coast.” 

A complete summary of Bell Media’s 2010 RTNDA awards, including the awards given out this evening, is below: 

 

National and Network Awards (Awarded June 25, 2011, Halifax)

Charlie Edwards Best Spot News 

CTV News for “G20- A Summit of Violent Protests”

 

Trina McQueen Award – News Information Program

CTV W5 for “Leave It To Bieber & Nightmare on Quebec Street”

 

Gord Sinclair Award – Live Special Events

CP24 for “Your Vote”

 

Hugh Haugland Award – Creative Use of Video

CTV British Columbia for “Irish Pride”

 

Bert Cannings Award – Best Newscast 

/A\ News Barrie for “/A\ News At 6” (Medium Market)

 

Dave Rogers Award – Short Feature

CTV National News for “Praying For Help” 

 

Dave Rogers Award – Short Feature 

CTV Atlantic for “Dumping Day” (Medium Market)

 

Dave Rogers Award – Long Feature 

CTV Saskatoon for “Higher Calling” (Medium Market)

 

Bert Cannings Award – Best Newscast

CTV British Columbia for CTV NEWS AT SIX (Honourable Mention) (Large Market) 

 

Dave Rogers Award – Long Feature

CTV News Channel for “Voice of Courage” (Honourable Mention)

 

 

Regional Awards: Atlantic Region (Awarded June 23, 2011, Halifax)

Bert Cannings Award – Best Newscast

CTV Atlantic for CTV NEWS AT SIX

 

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News

CTV Atlantic for “Hostage Drama” 

 

Dave Rogers Award – Short Feature

CTV Atlantic “In Our Back Yard – Dumping Day” 

 

Dave Rogers Award – Long Feature

CTV Atlantic for “My Tree” 

 

Trina McQueen Award – News Information Program

CTV Atlantic for “LIVE AT 5” 

 

Regional Awards: British Columbia (Awarded May 28, Vancouver)

 

Bert Cannings Award – Best Newscast

CTV British Columbia for CTV NEWS AT SIX (Large Market)

/A\ Vancouver Island for /A\ NEWS AT SIX (Medium Market)

 

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News

/A\ Vancouver Island for “Migrant Ships Approaches”

 

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity

CTV British Columbia for “Grieving Mother Sculptor” 

/A\ Vancouver Island for “Paraplegic Sculptor” (Honourable Mention)

 

Dave Rogers Award – Short Feature

/A\ Vancouver Island for “Boss On His Backside” (Medium Market)

 

Gord Sinclair – Live Special Events

CTV British Columbia for “The Journey Home”

 

Hugh Haugland Award – Creative Use of Video

CTV British Columbia for “Irish Pride”

 

Trina McQueen Award – News Information Program

CTV British Columbia for “Black Blood”

 

 

Regional Awards: Central Canada (Awarded May 7, 2011, Waterloo)

Bert Cannings Award – Best Newscast

/A\ News Barrie for /A\ NEWS AT 6 (Medium Market)

 

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity

CP24 for “Holocaust Education Week”

 

Dan McArthur Award – In-Depth/Investigative

CTV Southwestern Ontario for “Chequing Out Charities” 

 

Dave Rogers Award – Long Feature

/A\ News Barrie for “Hate Into Hope” (Honourable Mention) (Medium Market)

 

Dave Rogers Award – Short Feature

CTV Sault St. Marie for “Life In A Box” (Small Market)

CTV Sudbury for “Shocked” (Honourable Mention) (Small Market) 

CTV Ottawa for “After The Fire – (Honourable Mention) (Large Market)

CTV Toronto for “Bieber Fans Concert” – (Honourable Mention) (Large Market)

 

Gord Sinclair – Live Special Events

CP24 for “Your Vote”

 

Hugh Haugland Award – Creative Use of Video

CTV Southwestern Ontario for “Through the Eyes of an Officer

 

 

Regional Awards: Prairie Region (Awarded April 19, Saskatoon)

Dave Rogers Award – Long Feature

CTV Saskatoon for “Higher Calling” (Medium Market)

 

Gord Sinclair Award – Live Special Events

CTV Calgary for “Olympic Torch Relay”

 

Hugh Haugland Award – Creative Use of Video

CTV Calgary for “Ice Sailing”

CTV Regina for “Reel ‘Em In” (Honourable Mention)

After 42 years of forecasting sunshine, snow and showers, veteran CTV Southwestern Ontario weather forecaster Dave MacDonald is leaving CTV News. MacDonald announced his intention to step down on the six o’clock news on Friday, June 24. His last day at the station will be Thursday, June 30th. 

On Monday, June 27th, the station will introduce viewers to MacDonald’s replacement, and kick-off a week of transition which will wrap up on June 30th with a farewell to Dave and a look back at his 42 years at the station.

“Dave is arguably the most recognized person in this area; he’s our longest serving on-air personality,” said Dennis Watson, General Manager and Vice-President, CTV Southwestern Ontario. “There is no doubt he will be missed, but we are happy for him and wish him all the best.”

“You don’t meet many people in this business like Dave MacDonald,” said Michael Melling, News Director, CTV Southwestern Ontario. “His dedication, reliability, and sense of humour will be missed by our viewers and our team.” 

9:30 p.m. ET/PT – Sunday, June 26 on Comedy Network

Todd and Curtis’ prank on a small-endowed bully backfires when the bully uses The Book to turn his tiny penis into a terrifying cockmonster.

9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26 on E!

Kimora tries to get on the cover of a magazine, and selects a dress for the Vanity Fair party.

9 p.m. ET/PT – Sunday, June 26 on Comedy Network

Todd is torn between jealousy and arousal when Jenny takes up lesbianism and inadvertently causes a pair of twin sisters to go to war with their evil clones.

9 p.m. Sunday, June 26 on E!

Everyone’s favourite fashion mogul, model and mom Kimora Lee Simmons stars in her popular docu-series KIMORA: LIFE IN THE FAB LANE. Never one to back down from a challenge, this doting mother and CEO manages the demands of raising a family while running a global fashion line with her signature style and always enthusiastic approach.

Sunday, June 26 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on Bravo!

A woman (Jodi Foster) and her teenage daughter (Kristen Stewart) become imprisoned in the panic room of their own house by three criminals (Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam, and Jared Leto). Directed by David Fincher (The Social Network).

Monday, June 27:

Guest: Extended interview with former Black Panther Angela Davis    

 

Tuesday, June 28:

Guest: Extended interview with Actor / Comedian Shaun Majumder           

 

Wednesday, June 29:

Guest: Extended interview with Singer-songwriter Shania Twain     

 

Thursday, June 30:

Guest: Extended interview with Actor Bradley Cooper  

 

Friday, July 1 – Canada Day Episode:

On July 1, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight presents a special Canada Day episode. George talks all things Canadian with comedy icon Rick Mercer. Plus, a variety of compelling guests – including Bradley Cooper, Shaun Majumder, Paul Martin, Russell Peters, Zach Galifianakis, Martin Short, David Suzuki, Rex Murphy, Amy Sedaris and more – share their thoughts on our great country. Featuring performances by Sloan and The Coppertone.