Allan Gregg welcomes prominent authors, artists, and cutting-edge thinkers to discuss a variety of topics that can range from evolutionary paleontology to the culture of amateur hockey. Allan investigates not merely the whats of current affairs but also the whys and tries to give viewers a context in which to understand the world around them.

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Allan Gregg

Born and educated in Alberta, Allan Gregg is the former chairman of the Toronto International Film Festival, a founding shareholder in the YTV network, and, for thirteen years, co-managed the multiple Juno Award-winning group The Tragically Hip.

Currently, he is one of Canada's most respected pollsters: as chairman of Harris/Decima, he has his finger on the pulse of Canadian society and brings the insights he has gained to each interview. Much sought-after for his analysis, Gregg is a frequently quoted and widely published author of articles and commentary. He co-authored The Big Picture: What Canadians Think about Almost Everything. The Public Affairs Association of Canada presented Gregg with its 2006 Award of Distinction for his significant contributions to public affairs in Canada. In 2007 he received a National Magazine Award for his writing on multiculturalism.

Allan Gregg has interviewed the world's best and brightest -- from Nobel Prize-winning scientists and authors to cutting edge political, social and cultural commentators. His stimulating, in-depth conversations give viewers a unique opportunity to better understand the forces that shape us as Canadians and as citizens of the world.