News in Review

News in Review, now in its 24th season, is our current-events series non-pareil. Some highlights of this popular series are available in your base subscription to Curio.ca or on DVD, including our Best of News in Review collections: Bullying, Native Studies, Canadian History, Business and Law.

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Violence in Schools: Zero Tolerance
  • 1994
  • 00:14:14
  • 13-14

News in Review - April 1994
Violence in Schools: Zero Tolerance New

This report looks at the issue of zero tolerance, reasons for violence in schools and conflict resolution.
Conservatives in Canada: What Kind of Future?
  • 1996
  • 00:13:09
  • 13-14

News in Review - October 1996
Conservatives in Canada: What Kind of Future? New

Following the Progressive Conservative Party convention, this report examines the past, present and future of Sir John A. Macdonald's party.
Human Reproduction: Redefining Life
  • 1996
  • 00:14:24
  • 13-14

News in Review - October 1996
Human Reproduction: Redefining Life New

Technology and the control over human reproduction is the point of departure for examining the related controversial social and ethical issues.
Press Concentration: Who Controls the Message?
  • 1996
  • 00:12:30
  • 13-14

News in Review - October 1996
Press Concentration: Who Controls the Message? New

Following the takeover of Southam Press by Conrad Black, we explore the issue of who controls the editorial thrust of Canadian newspapers.
The Ice Storm: Powerless Against Nature
  • 1998
  • 00:16:12
  • 13-14

News in Review - March 1998
The Ice Storm: Powerless Against Nature New

In this story we explore how nature overwhelmed technology, leaving millions without heat, light and other essentials of life. This natural disaster raises important questions about the fragile nature of our infrastructure, the security of power supplies in general, and our precarious reliance on a single source of power. The story also examines the political and human issues that such ...
The Winter Olympics
  • 1998
  • 00:15:15
  • 13-14

News in Review - March 1998
The Winter Olympics New

Winter sports, Canada and the Olympics are interrelated themes as are national pride, triumph and disappointment. This time the drama of the Olympics is played out against a simple and classic cultural backdrop. As theatre, the Nagano Games portray not only athletic ideals and achievement but also the conflicts and controversies that have increasingly become part of the international Olympic ...
Algeria: The Reign of Terror
  • 1998
  • 00:11:06
  • 13-14

News in Review - March 1998
Algeria: The Reign of Terror New

This rare look by CBC Correspondent Paul Workman at the horror in Algeria is a reminder of the kind of news story that many television consumers have great difficulty understanding and coming to terms with. The nullification of election results in Algeria that denied power to the victorious Muslim fundamentalists and the terror that has followed in its wake have ...
The Pope in Cuba: Church and State
  • 1998
  • 00:15:01
  • 13-14

News in Review - March 1998
The Pope in Cuba: Church and State New

The historic visit of Pope John Paul II to the only Communist state in the Western Hemisphere is an event fraught with irony and déjà vu. Hoping to emulate his visit to Poland – which led, in part, to the dismantling of Communism in the Soviet Bloc – the Pope meets with one of the last apostles of Communism. Although ...
​Enemies of the State: Silencing Dissent in Russia
  • 2016
  • 00:12:58
  • 13-14

News in Review - December 2016
​Enemies of the State: Silencing Dissent in Russia New

Russia is in the throes of an old-fashioned crackdown on suspected enemies of the state. The secret police are spying on their own and accusing them of being traitors. Many ordinary Russians are being swept up in this manhunt and jailed on bogus charges of high treason. The CBC’s Susan Ormiston met with one family in the midst of a ...
​The Heroin Solution: Giving Drugs to Addicts
  • 2016
  • 00:12:41
  • 13-14

News in Review - December 2016
​The Heroin Solution: Giving Drugs to Addicts New

Giving free drugs to addicts seems like an oxymoron, but a controversial program in Vancouver is doing just that. The Crosstown Clinic allows addicts to get access to safe pharmaceutical-grade heroin and the tools to allow them to use without the risk of overdose, crime or infection. The program permits users to function in fairly normal lives, but it’s not ...