May 29, 2012
As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee marking 60 years on the throne, CBC News brings Canadians the most coverage of the spectacle and ceremony surrounding this milestone occasion--from live coverage of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant and the National Service of Thanksgiving to the exclusive-to-CBC broadcast of the star-studded Concert at Buckingham Palace.
Chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge, CBC News Network's Heather Hiscox, World at Six anchor Alison Smith, CBC News Toronto's Anne-Marie Mediwake, the London bureau's Susan Ormiston, Nahlah Ayed and Ann MacMillan, and Royal commentator Ciara Hunt will all be in London throughout the celebrations, while Reg Sherren and Adrienne Arsenault will cover reaction and special events here in Canada. Plus, visit CBCNews.ca/jubilee or use the CBC News App anytime for ongoing Jubilee coverage, news, features and livestreaming of events.
Friday, June 1 - Tuesday, June 5: THE NATIONAL with Peter Mansbridge broadcasts from London. Stories include a behind-the-scenes look at all the preparations; a group of breast cancer survivors who started dragon boating and will be part of the Thames Jubilee Pageant; and Jubilee enthusiasts from around the world enjoying the celebrations. THE NATIONAL airs weekdays at 10 p.m. (10:30 NT) on CBC-TV; 9, 10 and 11 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network. (*On June 4, The National follows Hockey Night in Canada on CBC-TV in most markets, check the website for airtimes.) THE NATIONAL airs Saturdays at 6 p.m. ET on CBC-TV and CBC News Network. It airs Sundays at 10 p.m. (10:30 NT) on CBC-TV; 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network.
Sunday, June 3: THE THAMES DIAMOND JUBILEE PAGEANT, live on CBC-TV at 9:30 a.m. ET and CBC News Network and CBCNews.ca at 9 a.m. ET. The pageant features up to 1,000 boats on the Thames River, assembled from across the U.K., the Commonwealth and around the world. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will travel in the Royal Barge, forming the centrepiece of the flotilla. Peter Mansbridge hosts the broadcast, with reporters Susan Ormiston, Anne-Marie Mediwake and Heather Hiscox. Ciara Hunt provides commentary.
Monday, June 4: CBC NEWS NOW with Heather Hiscox broadcasts live from London, beginning at 6 a.m. ET, on CBC News Network. On June 2 and 3, Hiscox will also file reports from London for CBC News Network. CBC News is also looking for Canadians' Royal Encounters, encouraging Canadians to send in their pictures of the Queen, taken during her 22 royal visits to Canada, as well as photos of other members of her family during their Canadian tours. CBC News will use submissions on CBC News Network, as well as in a unique online interactive, beginning June 1. To submit: upload photos or videos to the CBC Your News Community.
Monday, June 4 - Tuesday, June 5: WORLD AT SIX with Alison Smith broadcasts live from London. WORLD AT SIX airs at 6 p.m. (6:30 NT) on CBC Radio One. On June 2 and 3, Smith will also file reports from London for THE WORLD THIS WEEKEND.
Tuesday, June 5: THE NATIONAL SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING, live on CBC-TV, CBC News Network and CBCNews.ca at 4:30 a.m. ET (*Note: When Kids' CBC programming begins at 7 a.m. local time on CBC-TV, viewers can switch over to CBC News Network to continue watching live coverage.). The Queen and other members of the Royal Family will attend a national service of thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral. This will be followed by the Processional Route by Carriage through the streets of London to Buckingham Palace, followed by a balcony appearance by the Royal Family and a Royal Air Force fly-past. Peter Mansbridge hosts the broadcast, with reporters Susan Ormiston, Anne-Marie Mediwake and Heather Hiscox. Ciara Hunt provides commentary.
Tuesday, June 5: THE DIAMOND JUBILEE CONCERT AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE, 7 p.m. (7:30 NT), exclusively on CBC-TV. From outside Buckingham Palace, with The Queen and other members of the Royal Family in attendance, the Diamond Jubilee Concert features the very best of British, Commonwealth and international talent from across the last 60 years. Scheduled acts include Annie Lennox, Stevie Wonder, Madness, Cliff Richard, Shirley Bassey, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Lang Lang and more. Peter Mansbridge presents the concert special, which is exclusive to CBC Television.
On Sunday, June 3, CBC News Network's THE PASSIONATE EYE airs Diamond Queen, an intimate, three-part look at The Queen's life and reign through the eyes of Prince William and other Royal Family members. The documentary closely follows her working engagements around the world for the period of more than a year and a half. Part 1 airs at 6 and 10 p.m. ET, Part 2 airs at 8 and 11 p.m. ET, and Part 3 airs at 1 a.m. ET.
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