9/11: The Day that Changed the World
  • 2006
  • 00:11:25
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News in Review - October 2006
9/11: The Day that Changed the World

On September 11, 2006, the world marked the fifth anniversary of a deadly attack on the United States. On that day in 2001, a group of Al Qaeda terrorists flew three airliners into buildings in New York and Washington. A fourth hijacked plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people, including 24 Canadians, were killed. In this News ...
A Deadly Earthquake Devastates Haiti
  • 2010
  • 00:15:27
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News in Review - March 2010
A Deadly Earthquake Devastates Haiti

On January 12, 2010, a powerful earthquake struck the small nation of Haiti. More than 100,000 people were killed, and about one million others were left homeless. In this News in Review story we’ll look at Haiti’s tragedy and how Canada and other countries are trying to help survivors.
A Jihadi in the Family
  • 2016
  • 00:44:16
  • 15-17

Firsthand
A Jihadi in the Family

How could a much-loved boy born and raised in Calgary become a violent extremist that embraced a life of terrorism halfway around the world? This emotional documentary tries to answer these difficult questions as it follows Christianne Boudreau, the mother of just such a young man. She tries to understand what happened to her son, Damian Clairmont, with a firm ...
  • Added on: 05/31/2016
A Look Back at International News 2013
  • 2013
  • 00:16:31
  • 13-14

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 ...
A Look Back at Law and Social Justice 2013
  • 2013
  • 00:16:13
  • 13-14

News in Review - December 2013
A Look Back at Law and Social Justice 2013

From a crack-smoking mayor to a mainstream federal leader willing to legalize marijuana, the year 2013 put Canada on the map when it comes to the issue of illegal drugs in modern society. In Quebec, a province often in the news for cultural reasons, a fresh controversy ignited over the issue of religion versus identity. In Toronto, videos from a ...
A New Beginning: Iraqis Try Democracy
  • 2005
  • 00:15:07
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News in Review - March 2005
A New Beginning: Iraqis Try Democracy

On January 30, 2005, Iraqis went to the polls in the first truly free elections in their country’s history. Insurgents had threatened to kill anyone who voted, and 36 people did die in a number of attacks. But many Iraqis were not intimidated, and voter turnout was much higher than expected. In this News in Review story we’ll look at ...
A New Plan to Save Africa
  • 2002
  • 00:11:41
  • 13-14

News in Review - September 2002
A New Plan to Save Africa

For decades, independent Africa has suffered through poor economic and trade conditions, inadequate health and education programs, and severe leadership problems. Billions of dollars of Western aid have not changed the continent’s plight. Now, there is a Canadian initiative to change all that. At the meeting in Alberta of the world’s eight leading economic countries this summer, a plan was ...
Adventurers: A Story Told in Stone
  • 2008
  • 00:44:22
  • 13-14

The Nature of Things
Adventurers: A Story Told in Stone

The French Polynesian islands once housed thriving native populations that were tragically wiped out by European disease. The vines and trees of the jungles consumed huge stone cities that sprawled across the interiors of Tahiti, Raivavae and the Marquesas Islands. The structures remained forgotten until archeologist Edmundo Edwards rediscovered them. Now, with each swipe of his machete, Edmundo is bringing ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
Adventurers: The Everlasting Oasis
  • 2008
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14

The Nature of Things
Adventurers: The Everlasting Oasis

For 400,000 years, a remote Egyptian oasis has been inhabited by waves of people from Stone Age man to modern-day Muslims. Egyptologist Tony Mills and his team are unearthing artifacts and examining skeletal remains of "the other Egypt," far away from the pyramids and the Nile. The sands surrounding the Dakhleh Oasis conceal mysteries of life dating back long before ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
Adventurers: The Last Nomads
  • 2008
  • 00:44:19
  • 13-14

The Nature of Things
Adventurers: The Last Nomads

Linguist Ian Mackenzie has tracked the last true nomadic hunting and gathering people on earth — the Penan of Borneo. Their way of life is quickly disappearing as aggressive logging interests swallow up their forest habitat. Mackenzie has spent years compiling the very first dictionary of the unique Penan language,  a language that has words for every forest plant and ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013