Award-winning Broadcaster, Writer, Musician and Producer
Jian Ghomeshi is an award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician and producer. He is the host and co-creator of the national daily talk program, Q, and bold TV. Since its inception in 2007, Q has garnered the largest audience of any cultural affairs program in Canada and has become the highest-rated show in its morning time slot in CBC history. Mixing insight and opinion with unscripted wit, Jian shifts seamlessly from editorial essays to moderating debates on the air. As a speaker, he is eloquent, charismatic and versatile. Ghomeshi offers entertaining and insightful commentary on arts and culture, new media, politics, and current events, among many other topics. He is the author of bestselling memoir 1982, which uses music as the jumping-off point to explore young love, heartache, conformity, and the nature of cool. An Amazon.ca Best Book, the Globe and Mail called it "a funny, nostalgic and compelling read."
Re-Thinking the Canadian Identity: Where Do I Fit In?
In this uniquely Canadian talk, Ghomeshi speaks about dual-identity, which is increasingly becoming the Canadian norm. Ghomeshi shares his pride in being Canadian, and shares his experiences and feelings on how he came to terms with being a "hyphenated human."
Current Events and Pop Culture with Jian
Ghomeshi mixes unscripted wit, critical opinions, and experiences from his high-profile interviews with a wide array of subjects to share his opinion on the challenges and opportunities available in today's world. This ever-evolving talk tackles the issues of today, through one of Canada's most trusted and respected cultural voices.
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