"Like the anticipation of opening a new book."
This is the feeling that Carolyn Weaver has each time she
prepares for a taping of Canada's first televised Book Club program, FINE
PRINT: Where books can take you. This weekly TV program, in its fourth season,
is a place where Canadian authors and high-profile guests share with the
audience their love of a "good read." Martin Levin, Books Editor at
The Globe and Mail has described the show as having "a populist
warmth" while maintaining an "intelligent engagement of its panel of
readers." Carolyn has made books on television both accessible and
exciting. "I wanted to create a venue to share the excitement that
Canadian authors were generating around the world, with the community of
readers at home."
This same desire led to the launch of FINE PRINT'S
book-based lifestyle magazine "FINE PRINT MAGAZINE" which supports
the three television programs Carolyn now hosts. The magazine features
high-profile Canadians sharing their particular literary passions. They share
with the viewers and readers how books enhance their lifestyles.
Powered by a strong work ethic, high energy and a passion
for books, Carolyn helped launch two new television programs Tech Books and the
BioLibrary in the fall of 2002. "It is important that readers can turn on
their favourite television channels and find an enthusiastic community of niche
readers," says Weaver.
On Tech Books Carolyn explores with her viewers how
technology has permeated almost all aspects of their lives. "We see the
obvious places where we interact with technology in our daily lives but we are
often unaware of how technology has indirectly impacted our lives and that is
where the most interesting stories are," says Weaver who worked at IBM as
a Direct Marketing Specialist. Weaver developed an appreciation for the social
impact of technology while working in Central America, with KMPG Peat Marwick
at the time that the Internet took hold.
While living in England, southern United States, Central
America and traveling through Europe, parts of the Soviet Union and Africa
Carolyn develop a passionate interest in the lives of interesting people. On
BioLibrary Carolyn introduces viewers to the lives of unique and fascinating
personalities. Where else can one learn about the life of Thomas Harvey the
pathologist who performed the autopsy on Einstein and decided to keep his
Television not only keeps us informed and entertained but it
reflects that which we are passionate about. Readers tune in each week to find
new places where books can take them and to see where books have taken others.