The National

The National is CBC's flagship news program, featuring in depth and original journalism, with hosts Adrienne Arsenault and Ian Hanomansing in Toronto, Rosemary Barton in Ottawa, and Andrew Chang in Vancouver.

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Episodes

The National History Lost: Canada's Historical Buildings

This program visits sites across Canada to reveal efforts being made to preserve old and not-so-old architectural treasures. New mundane buildings that don't last are replacing older and aesthetically beautiful buildings that are lost forever. The federal government has introduced tax incentives to discourage this rampant destruction. When profit is more important than aesthetics, what can be done? What price ...
  • 2001
  • 00:22:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Measuring Up: The Eugenics Debate

It is an awful choice: knowing that your unborn child may have a major physical problem, do you decide to abort? The advances of science have thrown society into a moral quandary. Genetic testing for diseases is pushing the boundaries of parental expectations. This program investigates the science and the conscience: as a society, can we decide who lives among ...
  • 2001
  • 00:24:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Refugee Camp: Simulating the Refugee Experience

In this revealing documentary, a group of Calgary university students experience 24 hours simulating life in a refugee camp, using a mock camp and actors playing rebels, camp officials and soldiers. Each student is given a profile and, throughout their journey on foot in an isolated, unfamiliar location outside the city, are interrogated, harassed and have orders screamed at them. ...
  • 2002
  • 00:11:22
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013