Welcome to The Hour – Canada's Late Night Talk Show.
Intelligent, funny, unpredictable and authentic, The Hour is unlike any other program on television. Host George Stroumboulopoulos connects you to the movers and shakers of the world. With his trademark interview style, George asks the questions that spark dynamic dialogues. In a vibrant fusion of news, entertainment, and in depth conversations, The Hour provides its audience direct access to the influential and fascinating people who are shaping our future.
Equally comfortable interviewing politicians, newsmakers, sports heroes, activists, rock stars and Hollywood A-listers, George has welcomed such notable and varied guests as former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, former Prime Ministers of Canada Jean Chrétien & Brian Mulroney, hockey sensation Sean Avery, environmentalist Dr. David Suzuki, music legend Bono, Noble Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi,and iconic actors Tom Cruise & Harrison Ford. These remarkable people are just a few of the many to sit in The Hour's signature red leather chairs.
The Hour's reach extends beyond television and provides a model of a multi-platform success. One of Canada's most popular television websites and YouTube Channels, The Hour has a thriving online community with The Hour's blog, archived episodes, exclusive content and award-winning podcasts on iTunes. The Hour's videos have been viewed more than twenty-eight million times on its YouTube Channel.
Over the past five seasons The Hour has won eight Gemini awards, including four for best host, and three for best talk show series, and a 2009 Gracie Award for Outstanding TV Show – Public Division, by the American Women of Radio and Television.
Currently in its sixth season, The Hour is broadcast across Canada Monday through Friday at 11 p.m. on CBC Television, and taped daily in front of a live studio audience. The website is www.cbc.ca/thehour.