Connect with Mark Kelley

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Connect with Mark Kelley
Presented byMark Kelley
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodesN/A
Running time60 minutes
Original release
NetworkCBC News Network (2009–2012)
ReleaseOctober 26, 2009 (2009-10-26) –
June 22, 2012 (2012-06-22)

Connect with Mark Kelley was a Canadian news talk show, which aired from 2009 to 2012 on CBC News Network. Hosted by Mark Kelley, the show originally aired lived from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. eastern time on weeknights, and then was shortened to an 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. air time, after the creation of The Lang and O'Leary Exchange. The show's team also included Reshmi Nair, Jennifer Hollett and Nick Purdon.

Several months before the first airing, Mark Kelley pitched to his executives the concept of a "highly interactive nightly news show" which would use new media technologies.[1] The show debuted on October 26, 2009.

The show ended on June 22, 2012 due to budget cuts resulting from the 2012 Canadian federal budget.[2] Kelley went on to join the CBC's weekly newsmagazine series The Fifth Estate.[3]


  1. ^ Kelly, Brendan (October 25, 2009). "CBC News Network's Mark Kelley wants to hear voices". The Gazette. CanWest. Archived from the original on 2009-11-29. Retrieved 2009-10-25.
  2. ^ "CBC cancels shows, slashes jobs in cutbacks". CBC News. April 10, 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
  3. ^ "CBC journalist Mark Kelley connects with news magazine 'The Fifth Estate'"[permanent dead link]. Vancouver Sun, July 12, 2012.