About the Series

CANADA FILES is a series of half-hour television interview programs, hosted by veteran Canadian broadcaster Valerie Pringle.

Now entering its fifth season, in 2024, CANADA FILES was developed and initially hosted by Jim Deeks, in conjunction with WNED PBS of Buffalo, NY. Valerie Pringle took over as Host starting in Season 4 and Jim Deeks continues as Executive Producer.

The series features in-depth interviews with prominent and successful Canadians from all walks of life.  Since 2020, guests have included celebrated author Margaret Atwood, musicians Gordon Lightfoot, Randy Bachman and Robbie Robertson, former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former astronauts Roberta Bondar and Chris Hadfield, architect Moshe Safdie and historian Margaret MacMillan.

Season Five debuts on PBS stations in April 2024.  Guests include Premier Wab Kinew concert pianist Angela Hewitt, singer Michael Bublé, former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, women’s hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser, and Oscar-winning film director and explorer James Cameron, Jurist Rosalie Abella and humanitarians Rick Hansen and Dr. Samantha Nutt.

Individual PBS stations broadcast CANADA FILES episodes on their own schedules, so please check local listings for air times.


(All episodes from the first four seasons of CANADA FILES are available on YouTube, and each new Season Five episode appears there after its initial PBS broadcast.  You can also find CANADA FILES episodes on pbs.org.  Selected episodes also appear on Air Canada’s in-flight entertainment system.)

CANADA FILES is funded by private donations from Canadian supporters, to whom we are extremely grateful.

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