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Global Sunday set
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of episodes||N/A|
|Running time||30 mins.|
|Original release||2001 – 2005|
Global Sunday is the name of a Canadian television news series, which aired Sunday evenings on the Global Television Network. The program was launched in September, 2001, with Charles Adler as host. Run separately from the rest of Global's news division, the program often reflected the political views of Global's founder, Israel Asper and the Asper family. The program ran a mix of features reporting and interviews, effectively acting as a cross between a newsmagazine and an American-style Sunday talk show.
Hosts and features
As a right-wing voice in Canadian television, the show developed a loyal audience, and was broadcast weekly from studios in Calgary, the cultural hotbed of Canadian conservatism. Not wishing to continue his schedule of weekly flights to Calgary, Adler resigned after a year.
With the launch of Global National's weekend edition in February 2005, the program lost its coveted early-evening timeslot. Ratings and resources both dwindled, and the decision was made in August 2005 to cancel Global Sunday. The network replaced it with Global Currents, which airs documentary reports, and merged some other features, including The Final Round, into the Sunday edition of Global National.