Barbara Walters

Thursday December 4 at 10:00pm ET

Legendary TV Personality Brings Iconic Specials to New Canadian Home

(TORONTO, November 25, 2008) – Barbara Williams, Executive Vice President of Content, Canwest Broadcasting announced today an exclusive three-year deal to broadcast all upcoming Barbara Walters specials on Global. In making the announcement, Williams commented, “Ms. Walters and her signature specials are beloved by fans around the world, and we are delighted to welcome her to her new home in Canada.”

“Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008” is an hour-long special highlighting some of the year’s most prominent names in entertainment, sports, politics and pop culture, will air Thursday, December 4 on Global in simulcast with ABC at 10PM ET.

Hosted by Barbara Walters, the special includes: Academy Award nominee and Grammy winner Will Smith, Three-time Academy Award nominee Tom Cruise, Tina Fey, famous for her Sarah Palin impersonation on “Saturday Night Live” and her Emmy Award-winning sitcom, “30 Rock”, political commentator Rush Limbaugh, teen sensation Miley Cyrus and record breaking Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps.

The Number One Most Fascinating Person of 2008 will be announced on the program. Now in its 16th season, “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People” has consistently been one of the highest rated specials of the year.

Sunday, February 22 at 7PM ET

“The Barbara Walters Oscar Special” is undeniably one of the most anticipated television events of the year. Each year Ms. Walters selects a handful of Hollywood’s most newsworthy and interesting personalities and engages them in an exclusive and revealing one-on-one interview. Guests in the past have included Megastar Harrison Ford and hot up and comers such as Ellen Page.

This year, this the special will air Sunday, February 22 at 7PM ET on Global in simulcast with ABC.