Mes­ley to host CBC talk show

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

TORONTO — CBC News an­chor Wendy Mes­ley is set to host a live, weekly talk show. The pub­lic broad­caster says the Sun­day morn­ing pro­gram will launch in early 2018 and pro­vide “crit­i­cal anal­y­sis on how the news­mak­ers of the week are de­liv­er­ing their mes­sages.”

The CBC de­scribes it as an in­ter­ac­tive pro­gram that “will fo­cus on the in­ter­sec­tion of me­dia, tech­nol­ogy and pol­i­tics.”

It will air on CBC and CBC News Net­work from Toronto. Guests will in­clude “a wide range of Cana­dian and global con­trib­u­tors” from the worlds of me­dia and pol­i­tics. Mes­ley be­gan her award­win­ning broad­cast jour­nal­ism ca­reer in 1979 and has an­chored “The Na­tional” on Fri­day and Sun­day evenings. She is also the host of the CBC doc­u­men­tary pro­gram “The Pas­sion­ate Eye.”

“There is no one bet­ter than Wendy to lead the charge with this new Sun­day show,” Jen­nifer McGuire, gen­eral man­ager and ed­i­tor-in-chief of CBC News, said in a state­ment. “Her deep po­lit­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence and keen in­stinct to un­earth the hid­den nu­ances in ev­ery story make her the per­fect choice to helm this weekly des­ti­na­tion for me­dia crit­i­cism and po­lit­i­cal con­ver­sa­tion from all sides.”

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