TORONTO (June 4, 2019) – This week marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when thousands of Allied troops, among them some 14,000 Canadian soldiers, stormed the beaches in the Allied invasion of Normandy during the Second World War. CTV honours the courageous men and women of the Canadian forces with the live special D-DAY REMEMBERED – THE 75th ANNIVERSARY, airing this Thursday, June 6 beginning at 5 a.m. ET on CTV.
This live CTV special is anchored by CTV News’ Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme alongside Anne-Marie Mediwake, co-host of CTV’s YOUR MORNING, and is broadcast live from the Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer, France. Contributing to the two-and-a-half-hour special are CTV News National Affairs Correspondent Omar Sachedina, retired Canadian Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, and military historian Mike Bechthold, Executive Director of the Juno Beach Centre Association.
D-DAY REMEMBERED – THE 75th ANNIVERSARY airs live on CTV, and will also be available for live streaming on CTV.ca and CTVNews.ca. On CTVNews.ca/DDay, visitors will find interactives, explainers, live feeds, reporter blogs, and a unique audio gallery featuring stunning colour photos taken during the D-Day military operation.
For more D-Day anniversary coverage, viewers can tune into CTV News Channel as LaFlamme leads a live ceremony from the Beny-sur-mer Canadian War Cemetery commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion, airing tomorrow (Wednesday, June 5) at 9:30 a.m. ET.
On Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6, LaFlamme delivers Canada’s most-watched national newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, live on-location from Juno Beach, featuring contributions from London Bureau Chief Paul Workman and Atlantic Bureau Chief Todd Battis. YOUR MORNING delivers additional D-Day coverage throughout their programming on June 6 following CTV’s special presentation.