APTN launching first national news program in French

Sophie-Claude Miller is the host of APTN's first national French-language news program "Nouvelles nationales d'APTN" set to debut Aug. 26. (APTN) 

APTN will debut its first national French-language news program later this month.

Helmed by Sophie-Claude Miller, who hails from the Waswanipi Cree First Nation in James Bay, Nouvelles nationales d’APTN will focus on Quebec’s 11 First Nations. In addition to investigative and indepth stories, the half-hour program will profile community members and host interviews with an eye to putting the week’s news into perspective.

Starting Monday, Aug. 26, Nouvelles nationales d’APTN will air weekly on aptn e in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, at 6:30 p.m. ET. It will repeat the following day (Tuesday) on aptn hd at 9:30 a.m. ET, which is available across the country.

Danielle Rochette, a recently retired Huron-Wendat journalist, who was formerly the Quebec correspondent for APTN National News for 14 years, will be the program’s first guest.


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