The Current "I invoked cultural appropriation in the context of literature and writing only": Hal Niedzviecki

"I invited Indigenous writers into my house so to speak and I insulted them and I absolutely apologize for that." Writer Hal Niedzviecki regrets using the term "cultural appropriation" in a recent column for Write magazine but says writers shouldn't limit themselves to what they know. The response to his article by the Canadian media prompted a heated conversation about free speech ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:22
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  • Added on: 05/30/2017

News in Review - December 2013 A Look Back at International News 2013

Touching on just a few of the memorable stories that made the international news in 2013, we start with a shocking bomb attack at the Boston marathon that ended in a gripping four-day manhunt. Then there is the epic story of a man who has so far eluded capture, Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who has accused ...
  • 2013
  • 00:16:31
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  • Added on: 12/15/2013

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News in Review - February 2002 Afghanistan: Telling the Story

Foreign correspondents, like all journalists, are storytellers. They are our eyes and ears to world events. In the age of television, their jobs, especially in dangerous and violent conflicts, have taken on many new dimensions. Understanding how they do their work, what issues and challenges they face as journalists and how their reports affect our awareness of events is fundamental ...
  • 2002
  • 00:13:10
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  • Added on: 02/15/2002

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The Investigators After Quebec mosque attack, a look at the challenges of breaking news

The Quebec City mosque shooting is raising questions about how journalists report breaking news. Host Diana Swain speaks with an investigative reporter who covered that story.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/31/2017

Brand Canada America's Canada

A pop culture-fuelled audit of how American TV influences Canada's brand — through the perspective of the denizens of Mexico City.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:25
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  • Added on: 06/27/2017

Doc Zone Anger in America: Fanning the Flames (part 2 of 2)

In this second installment in the two-part series Anger in America, we explore the toxic media landscape in the United States, from Fox News to the blogosphere to the free-spending "Super Pacs" behind negative ad campaigns. Americans prize their freedom of speech, but the current political dialogue is turning ugly and fearful.
  • 2012
  • 00:42:25
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  • Added on: 11/28/2013

News in Review - October 1995 Anna Maria Tremonti: Foreign Correspondent

This story details the life and career of Anna Maria Tremonti, the Gemini winner for "Best Reporting." We look at the role of the foreign correspondent in context of one of the "hotspots" she has been in.
  • 1995
  • 00:23:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1995

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CBC News Now Appropriation vs. Artistic Freedom

Prominent Canadian journalists came under fire for their reaction to a controversial editorial that dismissed the idea of cultural appropriation. Walrus editor Jonathan Kay and CBC film and pop culture critic Jesse Wente discuss the issue.
  • 2017
  • 00:13:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/30/2017

Doc Zone Are We Digital Dummies?

Doc Zone investigates how our love affair with technology taxes our brains, leaving us chronically distracted, less productive and possibly a lot less happy. Are We Digital Dummies? takes a hard look at the risks associated with using so much tech gear, whether we're in the office, at home, behind the wheel of a car or in meetings, where cell phone ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:40
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  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Witness Ask a Silly Question

Opinion polls are very influential, determining everything from how we are governed to what we eat for breakfast. But this is a completely unregulated industry, subject to human frailty and open to abuse. This offbeat and often hilarious documentary uses bogus polls to show how easily people will comment on subjects they clearly know nothing about. Viewers are then taken ...
  • 1998
  • 00:44:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013