The Berlin Wall, Tiananmen and the first Gulf War demonstrate that TV news is global and its presence shapes the events it witnesses. The world of news is changing fundamentally as global news titans emerge. The movies-of-the-week industry feeds off sensational news headlines. Some speculate that network news, the common ground of democracy, will start to disappear in the pull between globalization and specialization. How will 500 channels affect the sovereignty of Canada’s information agenda?