TV

Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Canadian viewers don't see Glee cast's addiction PSAs

  • Print

TORONTO -- A teary episode of Glee dedicated to late actor Cory Monteith was followed in the United States on Thursday by a public service announcement on drug addiction, but Canadian viewers didn't get the message.

Global Television says it didn't air any of the four PSAs recorded by the Glee cast because U.S. network Fox "didn't provide an international version."

The episode dealt with the death of the football-hunk character Finn, played by Calgary-born Monteith, who was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room in July of an accidental drug overdose.

The episode made only vague references to the cause of the Finn's death.

However, immediately afterward, American viewers saw a PSA featuring Glee cast members discussing drug dependency and urging anyone suffering to dial 1-800-662-HELP.

That number refers callers to substance abuse and mental health programs in the U.S., so the spots didn't air in Canada.

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 12, 2013 G2

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Key of Bart: NDP Self-Destruction

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • June 25, 2013 - 130625  -  A storm lit up Winnipeg Tuesday, June 25, 2013. John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press - lightning
  • Perfect Day- Paul Buteux walks  his dog Cassie Tuesday on the Sagimay Trail in Assiniboine Forest enjoying a almost perfect  fall day in Winnipeg- Standup photo – September 27, 2011   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Would you visit Dalnavert Museum if it reopened?

View Results

Ads by Google