The Lang-O’Stanford Exchange
I was invited last week to serve as the substitute host for the indomitable Kevin O’Leary on CBC News channel’s “Lang-O’Leary Exchange.”
Amanda Lang introduced the show by saying, “Hello, I’m Amanda Lang.”
Then I said, “And I am definitely NOT Kevin O’Leary.”
And the rest was history!
Here’s the link to the full show for your amusement and edification.
It was a great experience for me, to sit in on the editorial meetings (where story ideas were selected), to be on the other side of the interviews (asking questions instead of answering them), and to see how fast-on-her-feet Amanda Lang has to be once the cameras start rolling.Â Guests for our show included the courageous Munir Sheikh with his thoughts on the short-form census which has just been distributed, the star and director of Chasing Madoff (the latest documentary on the financial meltdown), and Patrick Michaels of the Cato Institute who disputes UN predictions of the impacts of rising CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere.Â We even talked about the growing income gap in Canada and the U.S. (a topic which I’m sure would caused heart tremors in Kevin O’Leary had he actually been there that day!).
On the whole it was an eclectic and balanced show, no thanks to me (all the topics were chosen by the editorial team).Â Thanks to them all for the opportunity to play TV host for a day!