Details still have to be finalized, but I may be making an appearance on CBC Television’s news program The National this coming Monday. President Bush will be visiting Canada next week so the CBC wants to do a show in advance that explores the relationship between Canada and America in the post-election period. The producer who contacted me says they’ll be using a town-hall style format for debate and discussion between Canadian and Americans of all political stripes. Apparently the producer has spent some time looking through SEB and thought I’d make a good participant for the American side. I was both flattered and amused when I read the reasoning behind my invitation:
- I think you have a unique perspective on a lot of the issues we’d touch on, and I have a hunch you’d be pretty engaging in a live talk format.
I think that’s the nicest thing anyone has said about me in awhile.
Anyway, if I didn’t just spoil my opportunity by blogging about it then I’ll be contacting them tomorrow to find out more about what’s involved and to confirm my interest in participating. The event itself is to take place at 6:30PM on Monday the 29th and I have no idea if it’ll be a live broadcast or something they’re taping for broadcast later, but as soon as I know I’ll post an update. So if you live in Canada, or near enough to pick up the CBC, and you’re curious to see what I look and sound like in real life then you’ll want to tune in when the show airs. I promise to take it seriously and not wear my “what the fuck is wrong with you people” t-shirt on the show no matter how amusing the idea is to me. I imagine they’ll have some sort of dress code anyway.
But there is one issue I must decide upon before Monday. Do I shave my head or not? I’m currently sporting hair on top of my head at the moment and it’s at that almost-not-quite-crappy-looking stage depending on the weather and the alignment of the planets.