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Conrad Black lands new program

BlackA disgraced former media mogul is getting a chance at redemption.

Conrad Black, a Canadian-born British citizen, spent more than three years in United States prisons following his conviction for fraud and obstruction of justice charges. His case eventually was appealed up to the Supreme Court, where his conviction for obstruction was upheld.

Black was released from a Florida prison in May of 2012 and since then has returned to Toronto, where he lives with his wife, Barbara Amiel. Since that time, he has given infamous interviews to British television outlets that quickly got heated, to the extent that he called BBC host Jeremy Paxman a "fool" and said that he was “able to endure a discussion like this without getting up and smashing your face in.” Sounds like a fun guy to hang around with.

Now Black is heading back to television - on his terms. He has signed a deal to co-host a Canadian TV program that will air weekly. Twenty-six episodes have been signed and will air on Vision TV, beginning in March. In the program, Black will discuss issues, including the American judicial systen, gun control and prison reform.

Denise Donlon will co-host and moderate a round table discussion each episode.

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Written by: Hamatosan
Jan 28th, 2013, 9:09 am

Image courtesy of the Toronto Star.

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Message Posted On Jan 28th, 2013, 1:21 pm

Fixed it, thanks for the heads up dani_g.

 

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Message Posted On Jan 28th, 2013, 1:12 pm

The text mentions CB is Canadian, but he gave up his canadian citizenship to accept a Lordship in the UK.

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