Step up to the microphone, DNTO listeners!
Coming up on DNTO we're asking: why do we crave the spotlight?
Whether you were a hometown celebrity, a fan favourite at the family reunion, or made it big, we want to hear about your moment in the spotlight. (Originally aired Nov 17 / 12)
- Hockey hero Paul Henderson on being thrust into the spotlight following the 1972 Canada-Russia Summit.
- How a hospital stay transformed John O'Regan into the glam-rocker Diamond Rings.
- Sam Mullins crosses the line when he goes way too far for a shot at the spotlight.
- Jake Halpern, author of Fame Junkies: The Hidden Truths Behind America's Favourite Addiction.
Meg "Chuck-a-Puck" Whitton
was the centre of attention at centre ice during a sold out hockey game in Barrie, Ontario. Find out why she was booed off the ice in front of thousands of fans.
Hockey hero Paul Henderson got body-checked by the spotlight after his historic goal back in the 1972 Canada Russia Summit. Sook-Yin visited him at home, where he took off the gloves to talk about it.
The spotlight that saved a bullied boy and transformed him into the queen of the classroom. Veteran actor Louis Negin takes us back to the beginning of his illustrious career.
Over the course of his four year theater degree, Sam Mullins
tackled a wide range of roles. But in his final year, he really pushed the limits and crossed the line of how far one should go for a shot at the spotlight.
Come on, admit it... do you know more about Brad and Angelina than Harper and Obama? Author Jake Halpern
pulls back the curtain on our obsession with celebrity culture.
When Natalie Karneef
heard about a clothing line based on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
, a movie about a rape survivor, she was outraged. That's because Natalie is a rape survivor herself. But she was totally unprepared for how her response put her in the spotlight.
For John O'Regan
a serious illness lead to his transformation from flannel-wearing indie singer into Canada's very own version of Ziggy Stardust. We put the glamorous Diamond Rings
in the spotlight. (Photo credit: Norman Wong)
After he saved two people from a fatal plane crash, Luc Duchesneau (centre) was thrust into the spotlight. However, his new found fame caused more problems than good.
Royal Canoe's Matt Schellenberg
found out the hard way that sometimes the spotlight swivels. We'll hear how he inadvertently stole the spotlight from an old pal.
Sometimes it's those hidden talents that can thrust you into the spotlight. That's what happened to Derek Stephenson when he discovered his poetic love for cheese.
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