DAILY NEWS Sep 30, 2024 2:50 PM - 0 comments

Black Hits Back as New TV Show Debuts with Denise Donlon, Conrad Black

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    Canadians will have a new weekly 60-minute current affairs show to catch on starting October 7, 2024. 

    That’s the date Moses Znaimer, founder of ZoomerMedia and VisionTV Executive Producer, has set to premiere “theZoomer”,

    Co-hosted by Canada’s provocative and highly controversial columnist, historian, and preeminent intellectual Conrad Black and former Citytv/MuchMusic journalist, producer, CBC Radio executive, and Sony Music Canada president, Denise Donlon, the show is scheduled to air on VisionTV, Monday evenings at 9 p.m. ET.

    Forty years after Moses co-founded Citytv, gutsy television lives on. It’s the next step in his New Vision of Aging, that is, Moses’ crusade to alter the stereotype and shape the agenda when it comes to topics of greatest importance to Canadians as they age.

    In every episode, with wit, verve, tongue, and cheek, Conrad Black and Denise Donlon set to co-host this "gutsy new show".

    Baron Black of Crossharbour will conduct a feature “Conversation With Conrad”, or participate in a panel discussion with some of the world’s greats. His weekly “Talk Black” editorials will tackle issues that really get under his skin – the US justice system, prison reform, religious persecution, ageism, and the world’s financial crisis to name a few.

    Donlon, a Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame inductee, will be familiar to Zoomer viewers as the host and producer of groundbreaking music programs in the early days of Citytv, and MuchMusic/MuchMoreMusic, where Moses appointed her to mark and champion the careers of countless Canadian artists.

    Donlon will moderate the “The Zoomer Round Table”, a lively discussion of current affairs, health, finance, and new ideasaccompanied by cooking, humour, and live performances.

    Regular contributors will include Zoomer Report host and broadcaster Libby Znaimer, Zoomer magazine Editor-in-Chief and fashion icon Suzanne Boyd, CARP’s game-changing VP Advocacy Susan Eng, Canada’s most outspoken consumer advocate Dale Goldhawk, “Zoomer Doctor-in-Residence” Dr. Zack Levine, ZoomerMedia VP, author and Boomer trend expert David Cravit, and CARP’s General Manager Ross Mayot.

    “theZoomer” is a perfectly timed addition to the television landscape. Generally speaking, the world is living longer and better. Canada's 45plus population now accounts for 15.1 million or 54 percent of the adult population. 96 percent of Zoomers watched TV in the past week! Yet, no one is creating content that speaks specifically to, andfor, this dominant, and vocal, demographic.

    “theZoomer” will be shot weekly in front of a live studio audience at The ZoomerPlex, a 2-acre multi-media, production, and event facility, and home to CARP’s Head Office, located in Toronto’s burgeoning Liberty Village.

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