Press Release: NATIONAL NEWS FROM EVERY ANGLE, THIS FALL ON APTN

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September 29, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – APTN National News has announced it’s taking its motto – news that not only informs, but inspires – one step further. APTN InFocus, Face to Face, Nation to Nation, and Laughing Drum will be stand-alone news shows and replace the second half-hour of the network’s national newscast. The APTN National News fall season kicks off on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

The new format of APTN National News, along with the return of APTN Investigates, is set to debut this fall and will bring a 360-degree perspective on Aboriginal issues – six nights a week. In-depth analysis of news stories, sit down interviews focusing on Indigenous issues, political perspectives from Parliament Hill and even a panel of comedians discussing current affairs are to be expected.

APTN National News with Cheryl McKenzie and Michael Hutchinson aptn.ca/news/
Hosts Cheryl McKenzie and Michael Hutchinson continue to cover the stories you won’t see anywhere else. APTN National News delivers the news of the day and provides a more in-depth look at the issues facing Aboriginal communities in Canada and around the world. Premieres October 7 Airs weekdays at 6:00 p.m. on APTN East (ET), APTN West (MT), APTN North (CT) and APTN HD (ET)

APTN National News Weekend with Cheryl McKenzie and Michael Hutchinson 
Hosts Cheryl McKenzie and Michael Hutchinson will highlight the week’s top news stories. Airs Sundays at 6:30 p.m. on APTN East (ET), APTN West (MT), APTN North (CT) and APTN HD (ET)

APTN InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie  aptn.ca/news/category/infocus/
APTN’s exciting current affairs program takes the latest news stories and puts them into perspective. Join host and producer Cheryl McKenzie as she puts the news viewers want to see “in focus”, providing in-depth analysis to give the “story behind the story.” Informational and educational, APTN InFocus brings you more perspectives and a detailed examination of the issues affecting our communities. Premieres October 8 Airs Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. on APTN East (ET), APTN West (MT), APTN North (CT) and APTN HD (ET)

Face to Face with Michael Hutchinson 
A sit down interview show discussing Indigenous issues. One-on-one conversations with not only those in the headlines, but also those who are affected by the many problems facing Indigenous urban and rural communities. Tune in this fall for interviews with Waneek Horn-Miller, Desmond Tutu, Betty Anne Lavallée, Gilbert Whiteduck and more. Premieres October 14 Airs every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on APTN East (ET), APTN West (MT), APTN North (CT) and APTN HD (ET)

Nation to Nation with Nigel Newlove  aptn.ca/news/category/nation-to-nation/
Nation to Nation is APTN’s political show from Ottawa. Join host Nigel Newlove every Thursday evening as he follows the political bouncing ball, keeps an eye on what the government is up to and how it affects First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across the country. You’ll meet the movers and shakers of policy in Canada and those who are trying to make change. Premieres October 9 Airs Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. on APTN East (ET), APTN West (MT), APTN North (CT) and APTN HD (ET)

Laughing Drum with Michael Hutchinson 
A panel discussion between the host and a number of grassroots, Indigenous Peoples – who just happen to be comedians – which allows the audience to hear grassroots opinions sprinkled with the teasing and humour that are a fundamental part of Indigenous culture and critique. Premieres October 7 Airs every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on APTN East (ET), APTN West (MT), APTN North (CT) and APTN HD (ET)

APTN Investigates with Todd Lamirande
For a sixth season, host/producer Todd Lamirande goes beyond the headlines uncovering details that are affecting Aboriginal Peoples across Canada. Using long form, in-depth investigative journalism techniques on Aboriginal issues is an idea whose time has come. Premieres October 31 Airs Fridays at 6:30 p.m. on APTN East (ET), APTN West (MT), APTN North (CT) and APTN HD (ET)

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