About the Series
CANADA FILES is a series of half-hour television interview programs, hosted by veteran Canadian broadcaster Valerie Pringle.
Now entering its fourth season, in 2023, CANADA FILES was developed and initially hosted by Jim Deeks, in conjunction with WNED PBS of Buffalo, NY. While Jim happily recruited Ms. Pringle to take over as Host, he is continuing his involvement as Executive Producer.
Each episode of the series features an in-depth interview with a prominent and successful Canadian citizen, from all walks of life. Since the beginning, in 2020, guests have included celebrated author Margaret Atwood, musicians Gordon Lightfoot and Robbie Robertson, former NASA astronaut Chris Hadfield, former Canadian Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, and former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
Season Four guests include actor Eugene Levy, astronaut Roberta Bondar, jurist Louise Arbour, former Governor General Michaëlle Jean, musician Randy Bachman, historian Margaret MacMillan, economist Mark Carney and best-selling author Louise Penny.
Season Four launched in Buffalo on Sunday, March 19, 2023. Individual stations broadcast the programs on their own schedules.
(CANADA FILES episodes also appear on YouTube, and on selected Air Canada flights.)