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CTV Calgary Unwraps Two Original Documentaries, Premiering December 24 and 25

 

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CALGARY (December 20, 2013) CTVCalgary delivers Calgary viewers two very special documentaries that shine a lighton their beloved hometown for the holidays. Premiering Tuesday, Dec.24 at 6:30 p.m., DARREL JANZ: A LIFE IN THE NEWS unites Calgarians in a toast to one of theircity’s brightest stars, as Darrell Janz celebrates his “Golden Anniversary” inbroadcasting. And then, premiering Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 6 p.m., the one-hour originaldocumentary WATER AT THE DOOR: THE HIGHRIVER FLOOD chronicles the June 2013flood that devastated High River, from the day the rain started, through thechallenging days, weeks and months it has taken to recover and rebuild thecommunity.

 

DARREL JANZ: A LIFE IN THE NEWS – Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

For decades, Janz has been the face of the news in Calgary.Since arriving at CTV Calgary in 1973, generations of Calgarians have welcomedJanz into their homes every evening, as a welcome and trusted voice of reasonin delivering the day’s headlines. For Janz, 2013 marks a remarkable half-centuryin broadcasting (of which he’s spent the past 40 years at CTV Calgary), amilestone few in the business have reached. Developed by Kevin Green, DARRELJANZ: A LIFE IN THE NEWS takes viewers beyond the anchor desk for abehind-the-scenes look at the life and career of the award-winning journalist,teacher, community activist, and mentor, who has been a driving force intelevision in Western Canada.


WATER AT THE DOOR: THE HIGH RIVER FLOOD –
Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 6 p.m.

Recognized as the worstnatural disaster in Alberta’s history, the town of High River was hardest hitby the 2013 Alberta Floods. Heavy rainfall triggered catastrophic flooding,prompting the evacuation of High River’s 13,000 residents on June 20. Co-producedby Erin Lawrence and Rylee Carlson, WATER AT THE DOOR: THE HIGH RIVER FLOOD chroniclesthe flood from the day the rain started, to the lengthy and ongoing cleanupefforts of a community bonded together through tragedy, as they work to recoverand rebuild their homes. Many residents still remain out of their homes and areliving in extensive temporary housing camps or hotels and many businesses remainclosed.

 

“CTV Calgary’s deep roots in thecommunity have been forged over decades of delivering stories viewers trust,”said JeffLittle, News Director, CTV Calgary. “Darrel isfundamental to our ongoing relationship with viewers, and we are proud toinvite Calgarians to share in celebrating Darrel’s enormous contribution to thestation, the community, and to broadcasting by tuning in to the half-hourdocumentary DARREL JANZ: A LIFE IN THE NEWS. And we are equally proud todocument how Calgarians have banded together to overcome the devastation ofthis past summer’s floods in WATER AT THE DOOR: THE HIGH RIVER FLOOD. Rebuilding our beloved city is a task that all Calgariansshare, and there is no time like the holiday to take pause, look back at thehardships we’ve faced, and look forward to our recovery.”

 

About CTV Calgary

CTV Calgary proudly serves theregion with #1 rated news programs CTV NEWS ATSIX, CTV NEWS AT FIVE, CTV NEWS AT NOON, and CTV WEEKEND NEWS. Calgary’s numberone rated newscast is CTV NEWS AT SIX anchored by TaraNelson. Launched in 2011, CTV MORNING LIVE is quickly emergingas a go-to destination for Calgarians who want to know what is happening at thebeginning of their news day. CTV News Calgary has been recognized multipletimes by its editorial commitment both nationally (RTDNA) and internationally(Edward R. Murrow Awards) for Overall Excellence, Continuing Coverage,Investigative Reporting and Features.

 

-CTV-

 

For more information:

Brigitte Rothe, Manager Communications and CommunityInvestment, CTV Calgary, 403.240.5684 or Brigitte.rothe@bellmedia.ca

Patricia Garcia, Bell Media Inc.,416.384.2645, or Patricia.Garcia@bellmedia.ca

 

 

 

 

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CTV Calgary Unwraps Two Original Documentaries, Premiering December 24 and 25

 

Totweet this release: http://bit.ly/192SNVs

 

CALGARY (December 20, 2013) CTVCalgary delivers Calgary viewers two very special documentaries that shine a lighton their beloved hometown for the holidays. Premiering Tuesday, Dec.24 at 6:30 p.m., DARREL JANZ: A LIFE IN THE NEWS unites Calgarians in a toast to one of theircity’s brightest stars, as Darrell Janz celebrates his “Golden Anniversary” inbroadcasting. And then, premiering Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 6 p.m., the one-hour originaldocumentary WATER AT THE DOOR: THE HIGHRIVER FLOOD chronicles the June 2013flood that devastated High River, from the day the rain started, through thechallenging days, weeks and months it has taken to recover and rebuild thecommunity.

 

DARREL JANZ: A LIFE IN THE NEWS – Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

For decades, Janz has been the face of the news in Calgary.Since arriving at CTV Calgary in 1973, generations of Calgarians have welcomedJanz into their homes every evening, as a welcome and trusted voice of reasonin delivering the day’s headlines. For Janz, 2013 marks a remarkable half-centuryin broadcasting (of which he’s spent the past 40 years at CTV Calgary), amilestone few in the business have reached. Developed by Kevin Green, DARRELJANZ: A LIFE IN THE NEWS takes viewers beyond the anchor desk for abehind-the-scenes look at the life and career of the award-winning journalist,teacher, community activist, and mentor, who has been a driving force intelevision in Western Canada.


WATER AT THE DOOR: THE HIGH RIVER FLOOD –
Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 6 p.m.

Recognized as the worstnatural disaster in Alberta’s history, the town of High River was hardest hitby the 2013 Alberta Floods. Heavy rainfall triggered catastrophic flooding,prompting the evacuation of High River’s 13,000 residents on June 20. Co-producedby Erin Lawrence and Rylee Carlson, WATER AT THE DOOR: THE HIGH RIVER FLOOD chroniclesthe flood from the day the rain started, to the lengthy and ongoing cleanupefforts of a community bonded together through tragedy, as they work to recoverand rebuild their homes. Many residents still remain out of their homes and areliving in extensive temporary housing camps or hotels and many businesses remainclosed.

 

“CTV Calgary’s deep roots in thecommunity have been forged over decades of delivering stories viewers trust,”said JeffLittle, News Director, CTV Calgary. “Darrel isfundamental to our ongoing relationship with viewers, and we are proud toinvite Calgarians to share in celebrating Darrel’s enormous contribution to thestation, the community, and to broadcasting by tuning in to the half-hourdocumentary DARREL JANZ: A LIFE IN THE NEWS. And we are equally proud todocument how Calgarians have banded together to overcome the devastation ofthis past summer’s floods in WATER AT THE DOOR: THE HIGH RIVER FLOOD. Rebuilding our beloved city is a task that all Calgariansshare, and there is no time like the holiday to take pause, look back at thehardships we’ve faced, and look forward to our recovery.”

 

About CTV Calgary

CTV Calgary proudly serves theregion with #1 rated news programs CTV NEWS ATSIX, CTV NEWS AT FIVE, CTV NEWS AT NOON, and CTV WEEKEND NEWS. Calgary’s numberone rated newscast is CTV NEWS AT SIX anchored by TaraNelson. Launched in 2011, CTV MORNING LIVE is quickly emergingas a go-to destination for Calgarians who want to know what is happening at thebeginning of their news day. CTV News Calgary has been recognized multipletimes by its editorial commitment both nationally (RTDNA) and internationally(Edward R. Murrow Awards) for Overall Excellence, Continuing Coverage,Investigative Reporting and Features.

 

-CTV-

 

For more information:

Brigitte Rothe, Manager Communications and CommunityInvestment, CTV Calgary, 403.240.5684 or Brigitte.rothe@bellmedia.ca

Patricia Garcia, Bell Media Inc.,416.384.2645, or Patricia.Garcia@bellmedia.ca

 

 

 

 

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