Posted February 2, 2009

POWER PLAY WITH TOM CLARK Premieres Feb. 2 on CTV Newsnet

– CTV Newsnet’s daily political program gets new name, host and fresh new look –

– All episodes of POWER PLAY WITH TOM CLARK will be available on the CTV Video Player; Tom Clark to write daily commentary for

Toronto – With a fresh look at politics, politicians and plays for power, CTV Newsnet announced today that its interim daily political program ON THE HILL will officially re-launch this coming Monday, February 2 at 5 p.m. as POWER PLAY WITH TOM CLARK. This new program will be the political show of record for Canadians, complete with a new look and fresh new take on political reporting. Every day from Monday to Friday, Clark will cut through the rhetoric and highlight the people and players that dominate the political scene in Canada. Online, at, Tom Clark expands on the issues of the day in his daily note, while viewers can catch episodes they’ve missed on the CTV Video Player.

“Working on POWER PLAY is a fantastic new adventure for me,” said Tom Clark. “The political scene in Ottawa is such a fascinating and dramatic place and this new show will illustrate just how exciting it is on Parliament Hill.”

In addition to delivering the breaking news from Parliament Hill that political junkies have come to expect from CTV Newsnet, POWER PLAY WITH TOM CLARK has added numerous new segments including “Hill to Hill.” This new feature expands on Clark’s recent experience as CTV’s Washington Bureau Chief with an in-depth look at Canada-U.S. relations. Currently no other television show in Canada provides regular in-depth coverage of this critical issue.

Want to know what MPs are really doing in Ottawa? In a new addition called “Private Members”, Clark highlights MPs from across the country, including their accomplishments, the many but largely ignored private members bills, fascinating personal stories and those MPs who make contributions to their communities that largely go unnoticed.

In “Coast to Coast to Coast”, Clark focuses on political voices from across the country with a look at what has people talking outside of Ottawa. “Ottawa Confidential” examines the fun side of Ottawa including the parties, the gossip and the social circles most people know nothing about. “Your Tax Dollars at Work” looks at the more absurd ways in which taxes are spent. Finally, “Say Whaaa..?” showcases some of the weird and bizarre utterings from our public officials.

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