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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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/27/2017

True North Calling The Future

A young woman scrambles to finish a TV show against all the hurdles the north provides, while everyone else prepares for the next season.
  • 2017
  • 00:21:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2017

True North Calling New Beginnings

A TV producer in Iqaluit struggles to make a show entirely in Inuktitut as the farmers get a long-awaited addition to the farm.
  • 2017
  • 00:21:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2017

Ideas Wachtel on the Arts: Agnieszka Holland

From her Oscar-nominated Holocaust films, Europa, Europa and In Darkness, to her most recent work about Soviet repression in Czechoslovakia, Agnieszka Holland focuses on the unconventional human stories that illuminate larger historical events. But that wasn’t always her plan. She was born in 1948, the year Stalinism took hold in Poland. Her mother was Catholic and her father Jewish — ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

The Lang & O'Leary Exchange Diversity in Ads

There are concerns that minority groups are depicted very differently in commercials than white Canadians, perhaps even playing into outdated stereotypes. Amanda Lang looks at a new study that suggests race representation is problematic in ad campaigns. The University of Toronto's Shyon Baumann, lead author of that study, discusses advertising in Canada and its patterns of racism and bias.
  • 2013
  • 00:05:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

Doc Zone The Selling Game

The Selling Game is all about how marketers rang in a new gilded age of advertising. Digital media, the internet and cable TV have handed marketers incredibly powerful new keys to our hearts and minds, and wallets. The TV ad may be on the wane, but marketing is stronger than ever. It's a bizarre new world of persuasion.
  • 2007
  • 00:44:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Butting In: Big Tobacco Meets Big Media

An alarming investigation that exposes the corporate interests running TV news in the United States. Journalist Linden MacIntyre presents the true story behind the movie The Insider which dramatized 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace and Diane Sawyer's fight to broadcast whistleblower Dr. Jeffrey Wigand's story. Journalists, lawyers, tobacco industry experts and TV executives take sides in a story that questions journalistic ...
  • 1999
  • 00:48:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate To Sell a War

Examination of the atrocious story of how Saddam Hussein's invading Iraqi troops pulled Kuwaitee babies from incubators and left them to die. This invented horror story turns out to be part of a multi-million dollar public relations campaign to sell the Gulf War to the American people and motivate support of Kuwait.
  • 1992
  • 00:28:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Paris Hilton Inc: The Selling of Celebrity

We are drowning in celebrity culture and certain celebrities like Paris Hilton have displayed a knack for keeping themselves in the headlines. Famous for doing nothing, she is the ultimate manifestation of our obsession with celebrity culture and the massive profits that it wields. Pushed by the surging popularity of entertainment and gossip sites on the Internet, the media landscape ...
  • 2007
  • 00:43:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Life and Times No Easy Answers: Alex Trebek

Under the polished surface is a working class Sudbury boy who became a philosophy graduate and once hosted a teen dance show on TV. Trebek's elusive persona is peeled away in this profile as the viewer discovers his passion for breeding horses, growing grapes for wine and his struggle to get to the top. Trebek's Hollywood friends, colleagues and stars ...
  • 2004
  • 00:45:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Dawn of the Eye: The History of Film and TV News The Electronic Battalions: 1975-1988

This episode chronicles the golden years of the networks and the birth of the satellite age, as “going live” became the order of the day and anchors became mega-stars. TV news became a power in foreign policy, as images affected the tides of public opinion. Ted Turner is laughed at when he launches CNN. Critics slam TV news for sensationalism ...
  • 1997
  • 00:47:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Dawn of the Eye: The History of Film and TV News The Powers That Be (The Power and the Image): 1960-1975

By the early 1960s, television had become the dominant source of news in North America. Television changed all the equations in the democratic process by giving attention to the forces of protest and political opposition. Learning how governments have tried in vain to control TV news will surprise many viewers. It is said that the civil rights movement could not ...
  • 1997
  • 00:55:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Dawn of the Eye: The History of Film and TV News Inventing Television News: 1946-1959

In the beginning, no one knew quite what to do with the medium that would come to dominate international news coverage. A sense of journalistic purpose only came when radio veterans brought television news relevance and edge by tackling hitherto taboo subjects like racial segregation and McCarthy’s “red baiting.” The debates and battles for survival within this remarkable hour are ...
  • 1997
  • 00:55:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Dawn of the Eye: The History of Film and TV News The Global Eye (Embattled Witness): 1989-1997

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 ...
  • 1997
  • 00:47:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 2002 Peter Gzowski: A Canadian Everyman

Peter Gzowski was many things to many people. In addition to his distinguished career as a journalist and long-time radio host, he represented something very Canadian. People in this country identified with him on a personal level; he spoke to and for them. His contributions and legacy to Canadian culture are unique – his support of literacy programs was just ...
  • 2002
  • 00:13:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2002

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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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2002

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News in Review - December 2000 Marketing to Teens: A Captive Audience?

This special report integrates footage from the CBC program Undercurrents and profiles student activism in an Ontario high school, the pilot school for Youth News Network (YNN). Focusing on advertising to a "captive" and lucrative market, the story investigates what critics call the commercialization of public education and raises the universal issue of the ethics of marketing certain products and ...
  • 2000
  • 00:13:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2000

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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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News in Review - May 1994 Behind the Scenes: Getting the Pictures

Continuing our reports from inside the news, we explore the craft of the camera operator and the importance of pictures in television news.
  • 1994
  • 00:08:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1994

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News in Review - September 1993 Behind the Scenes: The Reporter

Producer Hans Pohl and his crew follow CBC-TV News reporter Paul Adams throughout the Progressive Conservative's leadership campaign and document the development of a news item.
  • 1993
  • 00:22:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1993

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News in Review - November 1992 Behind the Scenes: CBC News and the Referendum

In another of our inside looks at the news, we will examine how this major political event is covered by a television news department.
  • 1992
  • 00:17:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1992

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News in Review - April 1992 Inside The National: The Studio

In another of our behind-the-scenes looks at The National, we focus on the people, the jobs, the teamwork and the technology that are essential to a major news broadcast.
  • 1992
  • 00:12:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1992

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News in Review - December 1991 Inside The National: Creating a Graphic

This segment focuses on the work of a graphic artist and follows the development of a graphic and its news story.
  • 1991
  • 00:06:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1991

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News in Review - April 1991 Inside The National: Mark Bulgutch, Line-up Editor

A profile of Mark Bulgutch, Line-up Editor at The National and writer of News in Review, examines the important function of writing for television news. Awards: International Film & TV Festival of New York, Finalist; Columbus International Film & Video Festival, Honorable Mention.
  • 1991
  • 00:08:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1991

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News in Review - October 1990 Inside The National: Knowlton Nash

This inside look gives the viewer a glimpse of a day in the life of anchor Knowlton Nash.
  • 1990
  • 00:05:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1990

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