Apparently, Sun TV host and author Theo Caldwell has left that network and will be replaced in August with Michael Coren, who’ll move over from the CTS where he hosted The Michael Coren Show for 12 years—and did a great job of it.
I like Caldwell and enjoyed him as a guest on talk shows and as a panelist. I was not at all impressed, however, with his shows on Sun TV—he seemed very preachy, as though he were “instructing” his viewers, rather than “informing” them. He’s a very bright guy, though, and very well informed so I’m sure he’ll do just fine.
Caldwell’s replacement, Michael Coren, is a veteran of the Toronto-area radio and television scene. His nightly show on CTS was a must-watch for those who enjoy discussions on current affairs and politics. Several of the show’s panelists were light-weight and not particularly insightful or informative, but Coren held the show together and teased out the best he could from his guests, often playing the devil’s advocate to do so.
I’m not sure of the format of Coren’s new show which will air nightly at 7:00 p.m., but his website states:
“The show will stress international coverage - particularly the Middle East, the US and Europe - but also take on social, moral, and religious issues and Canadian life and politics. Some of the best guests from the Michael Coren Show, both left and right and those who agree and disagree with the host, will be joining Michael on Coren Tonight.”
I liked the format of his old show and would like to see it continued, but with stronger panelists.
Good luck to both Coren and Caldwell.