Monday December 3, 2012 Mitch Albom
On Monday, best-selling author Mitch Albom is in the red chair. Mitch is always willing to ask the big questions about life, death and faith (and yes, sports). His books have sold millions of copies - in fact 'Tuesdays With Morrie' is considered the most-successful memoir of all time. His latest is called 'The Time Keeper.' And our panel features the always-hilarious Fraser Young.
Tuesday December 4, 2012 Kristin Kreuk & Buffy Sainte-Marie
Don't miss Tuesday's show: two very talented women will be in the red chair. First up: Kristin Kreuk. Kristin's acting career got started on CBC's 'Edgemont', and it hasn't stopped growing since. She played Lana Lang for seven years on 'Smallville', and now she's starring in 'Beauty And The Beast'. And what can you say about Buffy Sainte-Marie? As a singer-songwriter and composer, she's touched countless fans, and won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Gemini and a Governor General's Award along the way. And as a social activist, she has fought hard for the rights of Indigenous people in the Americas, and pushed for a better education system. And our panel features the awesome Mark Little, currently on CBC's Mr. D.
Wednesday December 5, 2012 Margaret Atwood
Wednesday, the great Margaret Atwood is in the red chair. She's one of Canada's most important (and most prolific) writers, and she's currently celebrating the fortieth anniversary of a book that helped define Canadian literature. It's called 'Survival,' and its vision of how Canadians write, and why, has been the subject of admiration, debate and a lot of scholarship over the years. House of Anansi Press is reissuing that book, along with a digital release of 'Speeches For Dr. Frankenstein', an illustrated version of an Atwood poem. Our panel features actor and comedian Craig Lauzon of Air Farce.
Thursday December 6, 2012 Rita MacNeil
She's an icon of Canadian music: Rita MacNeil was born in Big Pond, Cape Breton County, and she's done a pretty great job of putting her community on the map. Rita's best known for her many albums of country and folk. She's a had Top 40 hits in North America and the UK, and she hosted 'Rita and Friends' on CBC TV from 1994 to 1997. Her latest album is called 'Saving Grace'. And on our comedy panel, stand-up comedian Darcy Michael brings the laughs.
Friday December 7, 2012 Best Of The Week
Every Friday on the show, we pick the best moments and the most interesting conversations to create our Best Of The Week show. It's a great way to get caught up on what you might have missed, and get up-close with some of the world's biggest icons and fastest rising stars.