I’m pleased to announce that my new television program, Karl Wells Point 2 Point debuts on Rogerstv Channel 9 Tuesday, September 25th at 8 p.m. NT.
It’s a program where I sit with a friend, an acquaintance or someone I’ve admired from afar, and talk with them about their life story. Going from “point to point” in that story. I’ve always loved hearing people’s stories of how they started out in life, what ups and downs followed, the major successes and disappointments. I hope you like the idea as much as I do and will try to catch the show.
Here’s the line-up of first guests …
Bob Wakeham, Part One, September 25th. Part Two, October 16th. Repeats November 6th and 27th respectively.
Telegram columnist, Bob Wakeham, has been a journalist in Newfoundland for over 40 years. Many spent with CBC as Executive Producer of TV News and Current Affairs. His latest book, edited with Francis Ennis, is a collection of stories by Newfoundland soldiers who fought at Beaumont Hamel called, I Remain Your Loving Son. Bob is the recipient of several journalism awards, his latest being an Atlantic Journalism Award for an article called, “Over the Top B’ys,” which appeared in Saltscapes Magazine.
Hon. Edward M. Roberts, October 2nd. Repeats November 13th.
Edward Roberts, 11th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, is a former politician, writer, author and volunteer. He’s not only been a witness to important chapters in Newfoundland and Labrador history, he’s been an active participant in it. He entered politics immediately after law school and very soon became the Executive Assistant to Father of Confederation, Joseph R. Smallwood.
Iris Petten, October 9th. Repeats November 20th.
Iris Petten has spent much of her life working in Newfoundland and Labrador’s primary industry, an industry which first brought people here hundreds of years ago. The fishery. She comes from a Hibbs’ Cove family with deep roots in the fishery, going back generations. Her father Vern is a fisherman and boat builder, and it was her experience in the family business that helped launch her career with Fishery Products International, and later with Ocean Choice International.
Dr. Jakub Martinec, October 23rd. Repeats December 4th.
Dr. Jakub Martinec is Founder and Artistic Director of The Atlantic Boychoir and The National Boychoir of Canada. He’s also the fulltime Director of Choral Studies at Memorial University. He was born in the city of Hradec Králové, in Soviet controlled Czechoslovakia. He fell in love with music and singing at a young age and has devoted his life to helping others sing well and appreciate the beauty of choral music.
The Very Rev. Dr. Marion Pardy, October 30th. Repeats December 11th.
The Very Reverend Dr. Marion Pardy was the 37th Moderator of the United Church of Canada. She hails from Gander, Newfoundland, the town where some might say she found her “calling” at an early age. As a member of Fraser Road United Church youth groups, she took to heart the message of the Golden Rule and doing God’s work in a troubled world.