The announcement today that Kory Teneycke has resigned from his VP job at Quebecor Media Inc. came as a surprise to me. The stated reason is he’s become too much of a lightening rod for left-wing criticism of Quebecor’s Sun News TV venture. I won’t comment further, however, until I learn more about the reason behind his departure—assuming there’s more to learn.
“My objective is to create a national conversation every night on TV that will stimulate Canadians to have their own conversations with each other about the issues that matter to them.”
– Charles Adler.
Also today we read that broadcaster Charles Adler has signed to “anchor a prime time TV show when SUN TV NEWS launches in 2011.” Adler has 37 years of TV, radio, and print journlism behind him and is the current host of a national radio show.
Adler uses commentary, panel discussions and interviews with key newsmakers to provide insights into the stories of the day—just the ticket for the new Sun News TV channel. According to the news release, Adler will continue to host the Charles Adler Show on radio during the day and will host his SUN TV NEWS show in the evening.
This is one prime time entry I await with earnest anticipation. My prediction is it’ll be the best of breed on Canadian television and far surpass the thin cruel served up by either CTV’s Power Play or the CBC’s Power & Politics.