Monday February 25, 2013 David Chilton
On Monday's show, Dragon David Chilton is in the red chair. David is one of the best financial mentors this country has. You might know him as The Wealthy Barber - that's his alter ego, and the name of the common-sense guide to financial planning he wrote in 1989. You've also probably seen David on CBC's Dragon's Den, where he appears as the show's newest investor alongside Kevin, Arlene, Jim, and Bruce. These days, David's busy listening to all kinds of pitches, investing in crazy ideas, and navigating the always colourful group dynamics in the den. And our panel features talented (and hilarious) Canadian actor Peter Keleghan.
Tuesday February 26, 2013 Shirley Douglas And Wm. Paul Young
Tuesday's show Shirley Douglas and Wm. Paul Young are in the red chair. Shirley Douglas. A legend on stage and screen, Shirley Douglas is the daughter of Tommy Douglas, the first leader of the federal NDP and the father of Medicare. Now, Shirley's being honoured for all her great work with ACTRA Toronto's 2013 Award of Excellence. And Paul Young is on the show. 'The Shack' is his novel about a grieving father who comes faces-to-face with God. It spent almost a year atop the New York Times bestseller list: more than 18 million copies in 42 languages. Now Paul has written a follow-up novel. 'Cross Roads' tells the story of a man as he examines his life and the consequences of his actions. The twist? It all takes place somewhere between heaven and earth. And our panel features the very funny standup comedian Jeff McEnery.
Wednesday February 27, 2013 Don Lemon
On Wednesday, Don Lemon is in the red chair. Don is an openly-gay, African-American, network news anchor. The story closest to his heart? The ongoing struggle for equality. In honour of Black History Month programming, TIFF and the Black Artists' Network in Dialogue (BAND) will present "In Conversation With... Geraldine Moriba and Don Lemon: Documenting the Black Experience" on February 25, 2013. For more information, go to tiff.net. Our panel features the comedy stylings of Mr. Ron James.
Thursday February 28, 2013 John Singleton
John Singleton is in the red chair on Thursday. In the summer of 1991, with one bold stroke, John set off a pivotal moment in modern Hollywood history with 'Boyz n the Hood'. The movie threw a searchlight on a world few people thought about: a hard, crushing world of gang violence on the very South-Central L.A. streets where John himself grew up. 22 years on, the impact of 'Boyz n the Hood' can still be felt. After all, John was one of the first to bring hip-hop to Hollywood: he cast Ice Cube in 'Boyz', Tupac in a film called 'Poetic Justice', and Andre 3000 in 'Four Brothers'. Plus, the boy who grew up loving Star Wars and old westerns has a surprising - and until now, unknown - connection to Quentin Tarantino's controversial western 'Django Unchained'. And don't miss our panel with stand-up Arthur Simeon.
Friday March 1, 2013 Martin Short
On Friday's show, the great Martin Short will be in the red chair to talk about the first ever Canadian Screen Awards, airing Sunday, March 3 on CBC. The new award ceremony is taking the place of the Genies and the Geminis in order to celebrate achievements in both Canadian cinema and television. And who better to host the inaugural ceremony than Martin, who has represented this country brilliantly on both the big and the small screen. Don't miss his talk with George ahead of the big ceremony.