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Robyn Ludwig

Robyn Ludwig is a Vancouver-based freelance writer and arts administrator.

Leo Awards roll out the red carpet

The 2010 Leo Awards take place this weekend at Vancouver’s Westin Bayshore.

Television's assault on Canadian taxpayers

A new study shows that reality television exposes viewers to the highest levels of aggression on TV.

The sleazy side of Canadian television broadcasting

Sex-Shop Television announced the launch of Canada’s first pay TV pornography channel, and Shaw Communications announced a $1.2-billion deal to acquire CanWest Global's TV assets.

TV may be hazardous to your health

Active Healthy Kids Canada reports that the health of Canadian children is being compromised by watching too much TV.

Facebook brings new life to old TV stars

Veteran television actor Betty White, 88, is finding new life thanks to Facebook.

Soaring loonie could sink Vancouver's TV industry

The Canuck buck hit parity with the U.S. greenback on Tuesday, sparking fears that many local television productions will head for cheaper pastures.

3DTV Comes to Canada

Samsung unveiled its new line of 3DTVs on Friday.

Big Changes Coming for Television Broadcasting

Canadians are spending more time online than in front of their television sets, the first time Internet usage has jumped ahead of TV.

Apologies for the Olympics and Paralympics

Betty and Rolly Fox, parents of Terry Fox, carry the torch into opening ceremonies for the 2010 Paralympic Games.

All That Glitters is Not Gold at the Academy Awards

Ben Stiller, presenting the Best Costume award at the 82nd Academy Awards on Sunday.