This week’s podcast starts on a somber note. CHML’s Scott Thompson was taking calls from listeners regarding terrorist attacks in Europe, specifically, the airport murders earlier this week at the Brussels’ airport. I was at that airport last fall, stuck there overnight in fact as I changed planes between Cannes and back home in Toronto.
For a while, he was a nightly, go-to sensation on American talk shows. On the day of his death, however, there was no mention of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford on shows headlined by Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, Seth Meyers or Trevor Noah. Kimmel had Ford on as a guest two years ago
Thursday in Toronto, a comedy Who’s Who packed into the Bell Lightbox to celebrate 22 years of This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Half of Newfoundland seemed to make it down to the Bell Lightbox for the salute. The Pope (Gordon Pinsent) and the ex-premier (Danny Williams) were both in the house, as was every 22
From Tuesday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live: Congratulations to John Tory, who has succeeded the inimitable Rob Ford as mayor of Toronto…Ford has vowed to run for mayor again in 2018. I don’t know if I can wait that long!
“The city’s unruly mayor has found himself in hot water again, this time for pot…holes.” So reads the press blurb for Friday’s season finale of Spun Out (CTV, 8 p.m.). Marty Adams guest stars as a tubby mayor who acts and sounds a lot like you-know-who. The episode has the mayor seeking help from Dave
This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson asks about the CRTC report showing who’s making money on specialty and who isn’t. Wrote about the findings here in an earlier post. The amount of money generated by specialty channels such as TSN ($400M in revenues in 2013), History, Showcase and others is pretty eye-opening. Scott, I think, is
From Thursdays’ Late Show with David Letterman: Top 10 reasons Rob Ford is taking a leave of absence 10. His drinking began to interfere with his crack smoking 9. Wants to spend more time with his humiliated family 8. Crack scene in Toronto is so over 7.Worries that if he stays he’ll embarrass himself 6. Meetings