We’re back! Pop Life returns on Saturday September 28 at 8:30 pm on CTV NewsChannel and midnight on CTV, coast to coast to coast. We’ve been working away over the summer putting together shows and I’m excited to share them with you. This week we start with an in-depth interview with Robbie Robertson. The legendary solo artist and leader of The Band talks about finding a love of music from his relatives on the 6th Nations reservation where his mother was raised, playing at a nightclub called The Skyline because the roof was missing and more! Set your PVR or stay up late with a glass of wine or non-alcoholic beer (whatever floats your boat) and hang out with us.
Later in our fifth season we have great chats with Shania Twain about stage fright, legendary photographer Bob Gruen on his friendship with John Lennon, YouTube sensation Gigi Gorgeous on being true to yourself, Tegan and Sara on high school life and how they knew music was a perfect fit and much, much more.
I’m really happy with Pop Life. In the beginning we set out to make a show that put talk and storytelling at the forefront, that engaged with hot button topics and was fun but not frivolous. I think we’ve done it. That’s a credit to everyone who works on the show from our guiding light Lis Travers, to producer Krystle Hewitt, directors Lesley Hunter and Allan Myers, editor Angelo Altomare, stage manager Steve Trebelco, our wine sponsor Domaine Queylus and the crew who make sure the show looks great every week. A special shout out to Randy Lennox and Wendy Freeman who make it possible for us to do this every week. It’s a pleasure to work with them all and I hope to see their faces at work for a very long time.
While I’m thanking people I want to take a moment to thank everyone who watches. It’s a cliché, I know, but without you tuning in I’d just be screaming into the void, making faces at a camera. I know you have a lot of choice in how you spend your time and I appreciate you spending some of that time with us.
See you all (I hope) on Saturday night!