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It's showtime for Canada Reads!

Today, Canada Reads 2011 begins. Five panelists will battle for five books. But only one can come out on top. Are you ready to listen? Would you rather watch? How about watch and chat at the same time? There are so many options to check out the Canada Reads action, you might not be able to choose just one!

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The hour-long debates will air on CBC Radio One on February 7, 8 and 9 at 11 a.m. and again at 8 p.m., except in Newfoundland, where they will air at 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

A one-hour recap special of the Canada Reads 2011 debates will air on Saturday, February 12, at 4 p.m., except in Newfoundland, where it will air at 4:30 p.m.

The debates will air on Sirius Satellite Radio 137 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET on February 7, 8 and 9.

Audio of the debates will be available each afternoon right here on the Canada Reads website.


Watch

For the first time ever, the debates will be video-streamed live on cbc.ca/canadareads. The video will begin at 10 a.m. ET across the country.

Replay of both the video and the chat will be available the afternoon of each day throughout the debates.

The debates will also air on bold TV at 6 p.m. on February 7, 8 and 9.

The video replay will be available each afternoon right here on the Canada Reads website. 


Watch and chat

We will be live chatting throughout the video streaming, so come join us. The chat will open at 10 a.m. ET on February 7, 8 and 9.

Sign up for an email reminder for the Monday chat, Tuesday chat and Wednesday chat.

We'll be giving away a Canada Reads prize pack during each chat. Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered into a random draw. The winner will be revealed at the end of the chat.

Our guest blogger for the live chat is Canada Reads resident blogger Brian Francis. Brian is the author of Fruit, which was the runner-up in Canada Reads 2009.

The chat replay will be available each afternoon right here on the Canada Reads website.


Are you ready?!

 

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