This week on Canada AM

Monday, April 30

SEBASTIAN COE: CANADA AM kicks-off a full month of pre-Olympic programming in May with an exclusive chat with the Chair of LOCOG and Olympic Gold Medallist about the pressures he faces delivering the London 2012 Games.

SWEET DREAMS BASEBALL FANS: Victoria’s Secret Swedish fashion model Elsa Hosk has all bases covered this morning with new baseball-themed leisure wear.

RICK SPRINGFIELD: He longed for “Jessie’s Girl”, and so much more. In his documentary, An Affair of the Heart Springfield tells the story of his 30+ year career and his connection with his fans. 


Tuesday, May 1

THE OSAMA BIN LADEN I KNOW: Security analyst Peter Bergen is an academic, journalist, and bestselling author (Holy War, Inc.). His latest book gives an unparalleled portrait of Osama bin Laden. Bergen interviewed more than 50 people who knew bin Laden personally from his brother-in law to his high school English teacher.

LADY COLIN CAMPBELL: She’s created a Royal stir with her new unauthorized biography The Queen Mother: The Untold Story Of Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, Who Became Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. This morning, Lady Campbell shares some little known details of the Queen Dowager’s life.

NATIONAL YOUTH ARTS WEEK: CANADA AM talks to The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean and her husband Daniel Lafond about the Michaëlle Jean Foundation’s efforts to support youth, the arts and culture, as well as life after Rideau Hall.

· HARRY POTTER MUSEUM: Travel Expert and self-proclaimed “muggle” Loren Christie goes inside the world of the Harry Potter at a brand new exhibit in London. England that will enchant wizard, muggle, and tourist alike.


Wednesday, May 2

TESSA VIRTUE & SCOTT MOIR: The Canadian Olympic Ice Dance Gold Medallists continue to skate their way to the top, recently winning Gold at the World Figure Skating Championships in Nice, France. This morning they chat about being on tour with Stars On Ice.

ADRIAN GRENIER: The executive producer of My Name is Faith, a documentary premiering at Hot Docs, tells the story of a 12-year old girl named Faith, who suffers from attachment disorder and shares her struggle to recover and trust her adoptive parents.

AJ JACOBS: This method writer’s first book A Year Of Living Biblically and his follow-up book Know-It-All strengthened his mind and spirit; so logically his next book had to be about the body! Jacobs talks about his quest to become the healthiest man on the planet and turn mush to muscle in his new book Drop Dead Healthy.

LONDON 2012 VENUES: CANADA AM’s Bev Thomson gives viewers a first look at the venues that make up Olympic Park in London, revealing some fascinating facts and figures about the various sites.


Thursday, May 3

MARK KIELBURGER: Philanthropist brothers Mark and Craig Kielburger founded Free The Children and Me to We and now they’ve co-authored a guide to transform consumers into world changers titled Living Me to We: The Guide for Socially Conscious Canadians.

ROB ROSSI: He’s the chef and owner of Toronto restaurant Bestellen and was a contestant on Top Chef Canada. This morning he shows CANADA AM viewers how to grill octopus.

STEPHAN MOCCIO: This Canadian JUNO winner has written songs for the likes of Celine Dion and Nikki Yanofsky, and has collaborated with superstars from Sarah Brightman to Josh Groban. This morning he shares his talent with CANADA AM performing a track from his new album Elements on the AM soundstage.

A GOLDEN GARDEN: Gardening Expert, Marc Cullen rounds up his favourite yellow coloured plants and shows viewers how to plant their own gold in the garden in preparation for London 2012.


Friday, May 4

POKER PRO: Daniel Negreanu is a top Canadian professional poker player who is currently preparing for the next World Championships and shows the CANADA AM team how to play like the pro’s.

MATT EMBRY AND LARRY DAY: These filmmakers are presenting their documentary on Theo Fleury at Hot Docs. They give CANADA AM a preview of Theo Fleury: Playing With Fire. 

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