You won’t want to miss it as we’ll ask him about being the new co-host with Erica Johnson and about the hot topic of Friday January 28, those Water Testing companies that are allegedly using tactics that are worthy of a Marketplace investigation!
Clean Water, Dirty Sales (originally scheduled for Jan. 21) will now air on Friday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT). In this edition, MARKETPLACE goes undercover to expose the techniques used in door-to-door sales of water purification systems—devices that can cost thousands of dollars, but which most people simply may not need. Co-host Tom Harrington investigates the scare tactics used to entice people to buy—and meets an elderly woman who spent $3,500 on a purification system.
Marketplace airs Fridays at its new time, 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), on CBC Television.
and to learn more about Marketplace:
Marketplace returns to CBC Television this season with the best in hard-hitting, not-to-be-missed, consumer journalism. Marketplace hosts Erica Johnson and Tom Harrington use innovative testing to weed out wrongdoing against consumers and put pressure on people in power to set things right.
2011 Winter Season:
Fridays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television
Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. ET and 2:30 p.m. PT on CBC News Network
For more information, please visit www.cbc.ca/marketplace/
Here’s Tom Harrington’s bio.
Award-winning CBC journalist Tom Harrington is joining Erica Johnson as co-host of Marketplace.
A four-time Gemini nominee for best sports host, Tom Harrington was formerly the sports correspondent for CBC News, reporting for The National. He can also be heard as guest host on CBC Radio’s The World at Six, The Current, As It Happens and Cross Country Checkup.
After earning his Masters in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario in 1981, Harrington began his CBC career in Calgary, working as both a news reporter and sports anchor. In 1983, he moved on to CBC Montreal where he worked for more than a decade in both radio and television. In 1995, he joined CBC Newsworld in Toronto as anchor of the Gemini-nominated “National Sports.”
In 1997, Harrington began a seven-year run as host of Sports Journal, the Gemini Award-winning and critically acclaimed current affairs program that aired on CBC Newsworld and CBC Television.
Harrington’s been a member of the CBC Sports broadcast crew at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Nagano and Sydney as well as the 1994 and 1998 Commonwealth Games. He covered the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg for Newsworld and joined the CBC News team for the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, the 2004 Games in Athens, the 2006 Games in Turin, the 2008 Games in Beijing and the 2010 Games in Vancouver and Whistler.
It should be an interesting chat so join us on Sunday Night on Seawayradio.com!