Weekly Special Coronavirus: The New Reality Begins Sunday, April 12 At 7 p.m. Local Time On Global

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April 9, 2020


Global National Anchor Dawna Friesen Hosts the Global News Series

For Immediate Release

TORONTO, April 9, 2020 – With the crush of COVID-19 information, Global News is mobilizing to provide even more unprecedented coverage. Hosted by Global National anchor Dawna Friesen, Coronavirus: The New Reality is a broadcast that takes audiences behind the headlines, newsmakers and stories of the week for a deeper understanding of how their lives are changing. Reporting with honesty, integrity and compassion, the Global News team answers the public’s most pressing questions, providing information and context about the previous week while looking forward to the future, every Sunday at 7 p.m. locally on Global.

The primetime special reflects the spirit of Canadians and the path forward as a nation. Under extremely trying times, Coronavirus: The New Reality offers viewers an increased understanding of the pandemic. Featuring politicians, health care workers, well-known Canadians and everyday heroes, the program will provide a candid, relatable perspective on what it means to live in Canada in these extraordinary times.

“At a time when sharing credible information is more important than ever, Global News is proud to add more programming that offers valuable context,” said Kenton Boston, Vice President, National and Network News, Global News. “Coronavirus: The New Reality shares necessary updates, as well as uplifting stories of hope, to help communities remain safe, healthy and informed throughout the crisis.”

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