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Crossroads/ CTS TV to Air Canadian Exclusive Sarah Palin Interview

Connie Smith host of "Always Good News" goes one on one with Sarah Palin

Contact: Rob Sheppard, Programming Director, Crossroads Television Systems Inc., 905-331-7333 ext 2236, rsheppard@ctstv.com; Rob Reed, Media Relations, Crossroads Christian Communications Inc., 905-332-6400 ext 3307, rreed@crossroads.ca

BURLINGTON, Ontario, Canada, April 20 /Christian Newswire/ -- She has been criticized, ostracized, loved, hated and imitated, but she is changing the face of politics. An interview with Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska, U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate, pro-life supporter and advocate for children with special needs, will be shown in a special edition of Always Good News on CTS TV (www.ctstv.com), Wednesday, April 21st at 5:30 pm EST and again at 12:00 noon EST on April 22nd.

The entire interview will also be featured within Canada's longest running daily TV program, 100 Huntley Street, airing the following Tuesday on April 27th at 9 am on CTS TV and Global. 

As the only Canadian Television interview on this visit north, Connie Smith who hosts Always Good News (AGN) will be tracking Palin's meteoric rise from small town Alaska hockey Mom, to international celebrity, and most recently the darling of the Tea Party Movement that has shaken the U.S. political system with it’s strong opposition to growing government and higher taxation.  
 
"The interview was great", says Ms. Smith, "It was one of only two granted by Governor Palin. The other was a print news outlet. I caught up with her on camera after she spoke to a crowd of 900 people at Carmen's Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, recently where she was instrumental in raising $50,000 for The Charity of Hope for needy children."  Connie Smith has been one of the most recognizable and engaging personalities on the air in Southern Ontario for more than 30 years. Since September 2009, Ms. Smith has been the Producer and host of Always Good News seen daily on CTS.
  
Sarah Palin is the author of the New York Times best seller, "Going Rogue:  An American Life", a TV commentator and host of an upcoming multi-part reality style series on her home state of Alaska. As a wife, mother of five and grandmother, she has a unique, grass roots approach to issues that resonate with conservative individuals but is considered controversial by many media outlets.

For further information about this release contact:

Rob Sheppard, Programming Director
Crossroads Television Systems Inc.
PH: 905 331-7333 Ext. 2236
E-Mail: rsheppard@ctstv.com
P.O. BOX 5321, 1295 North Service Road
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
L7R 4X5      

Rob Reed, Media Relations    
Crossroads Christian Communications Inc.
PH: 905 332-6400 Ext. 3307   
E-mail: rreed@crossroads.ca       
P.O. BOX 5100, 1295 North Service Road
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
L7R 4M2

About Crossroads Television System Inc.
CTS is a Canadian leader in faith-based and balanced programming, operating stations in Burlington, Calgary and Edmonton with repeater transmitters in London and Ottawa. CTS creates television and other powerful visual media that can educate, entertain and inspire through positive, superior quality content. CTS features a range of entertaining and inspirational programs, including faith and values content based on biblical principles. Like many Canadians, CTS shares the concern about the decline in quality family programming and is taking a stand to ensure a place for trustworthy, safe television in Canada through  "Television You Can Believe In". 
www.ctstv.com

About Crossroads Christian Communications Inc.
Crossroads produces 100 Huntley Street, the longest running daily Christian television program in Canada. Founded by David Mainse, Crossroads has provided relevant messages of faith and inspiration for millions of Canadians for nearly 50 years. As a producer of faith and values media content, its mission is to convey the unchanging message of God's love to people around the world. Crossroads also interacts with its viewers by praying for their needs via 24/7 prayer lines and providing helpful materials that assist in their spiritual growth.  They reach out to children and youth through the operation of eight Circle Square Ranches across Canada. Crossroads has also been a highly respected and effective not-for-profit aid agency for over 25 years, having responded in times of natural disaster worldwide, raising funds and partnering with on-site, non-government organizations for emergency relief and long-term rebuilding strategies. 
www.crossroads.ca