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MuchMusic and Veteran’s Affairs partner to connect with Canadian youth through an innovative Veterans Week awareness campaign. The goal is to inform youth that today’s Canadian veterans aren’t just older generations – in fact, in many cases, they may be much close to their own age.

Tailored to be relevant for youth, the campaign aims to engage them interactively on some of their favourite forums – both on-air and online.  A special 30 second co-branded promotional spot was created to promote the initiative along with a Veteran’s Week microsite that features an interactive quiz, music downloads, and music playlists from young Veterans.

All of this material can be viewed at www.muchmusic.com/veterans

The campaign concludes with a Remembrance Day VideoFlow special with MuchMusic VJ Sarah Taylor and three young Canadian Veterans on November 11 at 11 a.m. ET on MuchMusic.

The results are in. Global’s ET Canada surpassed the competition with its unmatched coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). ET Canada beat etalk nationally and in all three metered markets in the advertiser-friendly A18-49 demo over the course of the 10-day Festival.

From its brand new Festival Central headquarters in the heart of Yorkville, ET Canada kicked things into high gear, showcasing its presence with wall to wall coverage and three nights of exclusive movie celebrations. ET Canada hosted an array of A-list talent including Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Bill Nighy, Julie Christie, Christopher Plummer, Viggo Mortensen to name a few, and gave fans more of what they wanted with one-on-one interviews and access to the hottest events.  

ET CANADA (7pm ET/7:30pm PT) TIFF DATA HIGHLIGHTS (A18-49):

· Won the TIFF period nationally, and across all key markets
· In Toronto, the heart of the Festival, 40% more viewers chose ET Canada as their entertainment source over etalk
· 34% growth versus last fall’s ET Canada Festival coverage nationally

Viewers can log onto GlobalTV.com at anytime to catch up on highlights from ET Canada Festival Central 2009.

Monday, Sept. 14, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, on THE PASSIONATE EYE.

Conspiracy Files Lockerbie is an encore presentation. The film investigates conspiracy theories that continue to haunt Britain’s worst terrorist attack, the bombing of Pan AM flight 103 that crashed in Lockerbie, Scotland, almost 21 years ago (Dec. 21, 1988). It also questions whether the right man was found guilty of the attack. The convicted bomber, Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi (who continues to maintain his innocence) is making headlines after being released from prison on compassionate grounds (Aug. 20). He’s terminally ill with prostate cancer and recently abandoned his appeal so he could be released. While many relatives of the victims are extremely angry that he has been allowed to return to Libya, others worry that the decision to abandon the appeal means they may never know the truth about the bombing.

A BBC production produced and directed by Guy Smith, Conspiracy Files Lockerbie follows the trail of evidence from the Middle East, through Europe and onto North America investigating the tangled web of claims and counter-claims that still surround the crash.

Production has commenced on THE RON JAMES SHOW, premiering Friday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. E.T. (8:30 NT), on CBC Television. The show will shoot in front of a live studio audience, from Sept. through Dec. 2009, at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto.

For free tickets, fans can e-mail tickets@enterthepicture.com, and include the following information: first and last name, phone number, e-mail address, number of tickets requested, and first and second choice of show date and time.

*Show dates:

Wednesday, Sept. 2 – 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 3 – 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10 – 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 11 – 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 24 – 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 25 – 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 8 – 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 9 – 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 29 – 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 30 – 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

*More shows will be added to the schedule in Dec.

THE RON JAMES SHOW showcases the talents of renowned and much-beloved comedian Ron James, and his poetically-charged observations about surviving life in the modern world.  Anchored by James’ hilarious and razor-sharp standup comedy, the show will also feature an eclectic mix of in-studio sketches, field sketches, and a weekly instalment of L’il Ronnie, an animated look at James’ early childhood in Cape Breton. All of these segments will allow James to shine a humorous light on the frustrations and challenges everyday people face, in “their daily march through life’s bright fury.”

SUNDAY, MAY 17 7:00pm ET/PT

In KING OF THE HILL’s landmark 250th episode, Hank receives a box of his father’s prized possessions a year after Cotton’s death, including Cotton’s ashes and one last crazy request.

Wednesday, April 22 – 8pm ET/PT

The group investigates a controversial case about a cop who shot an innocent teenager. Meanwhile, The Lightman Group is sued.

Thursday, February 12 10 p.m.

Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on ‘A’ Atlantic and 10 p.m. MT on ACCESS

In this crossover episode with GREY’S ANATOMY, Archer (Grant Show, SWINGTOWN) recoups from surgery, and Derek (Patrick Dempsey, GREY’S ANATOMY) has Addison (Kate Walsh) work with his pregnant neurology patient. After Sam (Taye Diggs) suffers a sudden asthma attack, Bailey (Chandra Wilson, GREY’S ANATOMY) and Naomi (Audra McDonald) work together to find the root cause of Sam’s sudden attack.

Wednesday, February 11 10 p.m.

Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on ‘A’ Atlantic and 8 p.m. MT on ACCESS

A war widow with a possible grudge against the Army, Carly DiGrappa, is found unconscious in the rubble of an Army Recruitment Center along with her lifeless infant. As detectives Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Bernard (Anthony Anderson) search for the bomber, they encounter Megaphone Bob, the leader of a group of war protesters. The detectives must also deal with the confusion that arises when “Operation Molly,” a couple of fanatic citizens who like to work with the police to solve cases, gets involved.