Extraordinary Canadians

Saturday, May 5 10:30pm ET/PT/MT/CT on Citytv

“Lewis Desoto on Emily Carr”

Lewis DeSoto travels through the life of Emily Carr and her beloved landscape of British Columbia. From childhood talent through struggles for acceptance in a male-dominated art world, Carr’s drive to paint and her unique vision shine through her paintings and her life story.

Sunday, February 19 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT) on Citytv

“Rudy Wiebe on Big Bear”

Rudy Wiebe tells the story of one of the greatest leaders Canada has ever known – Big Bear. A non-violent believer in discussion and diplomacy, Big Bear is the earliest example of the traits Canadians pride themselves on today.

Sunday, January 29 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT) on Citytv

“Mark Kingwell on Glenn Gould”

Genius, enigma, hypochondriac: a life shrouded in mystery. Mark Kingwell shows how Glenn Gould, rock star of classical music, was in fact a great philosopher and innovator, and in this intimate portrait, he looks beyond the eccentricities of the man behind the music.

Sunday, January 22 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT) on Citytv

“John Ralston Saul on Robert Baldwin and Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine”

One a fatherless French Canadian habitant, the other a Toronto blue blood: John Ralston Saul leads us through the exciting story of how these two unlikely men unite to bring us the democratic and non-violent Canada we know today.

Sunday, January 15 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT) on Citytv

“Nino Ricci on Pierre Elliot Trudeau”

Who is the real Pierre Elliot Trudeau? Join Nino Ricci as he weaves together the life of a man bred to lead a separatist Quebec, but who ultimately becomes the greatest voice for a united and egalitarian Canada.

Sunday, December 18 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT) on Citytv

“Jane Urquhart on L.M. Montgomery”

The creator of the most famous literary orphan in the world, Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s life was not as rosy as her stories. Jane Urquhart combs through Mongomery’s diaries and novels to reveal the deep depression that plagued her throughout her life, and the strength of spirit that lead her to create some of the most beloved characters of all time.

Sunday, December 11 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT) on Citytv

“Andrew Cohen on Lester B. Pearson”

Andrew Cohen opens up the many lives of Lester Pearson. A talented athlete and passionate soldier, Pearson is also the man who saved the Suez Crisis and became the prime minister of Canada.

Sunday, December 4 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT) on Citytv

“Charlotte Grey on Nellie McClung”

From humble prairie farm girl to winning womens’ right to vote, McClung’s whirlwind career as a women’s suffrage and temperance activist set her place as one of the most important women in Canadian history. Charlotte Gray tells the story of this funny, frank and charismatic woman who, through victories and family struggles, attained the rights of personhood for all Canadian women.

Sunday, November 20 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT) on Citytv

“Margaret MacMillan on Stephen Leacock”

Margaret MacMillan shows us the other side of Canada’s first funny man – world-famous satirist and professor of political economy, Stephen Leacock..The first true champion of Canada, he showed us how to be proud of being Canadian.

Sunday, November 13 at 8:30pm ET/PT (7:30CT, 9:30MT) on Citytv

“Rudy Wiebe on Big Bear”

Rudy Wiebe tells the story of one of the greatest leaders Canada has ever known. Non-violent, a believer in discussion and diplomacy, Big Bear is the earliest forerunner of the traits Canadians today pride themselves on.