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

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

News in Review - September 2007 The Trial of Conrad Black

In mid-July former media baron Conrad Black was found guilty of obstruction of justice and three counts of mail fraud. The verdict came after a 15-week trial in a Chicago courtroom. Black, who will be sentenced in November, could be sent to prison for many years. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the Black trial and the ...
  • 2007
  • 00:13:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2007

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Doc Zone The Trouble with Experts

We are addicted to experts. They tell us how to cast our vote, raise our kids, manage our diets and interpret political events. The media keeps us on a steady diet of stats backed up by expert opinion. But do they know better? In the recent stock meltdown, we discovered that some of our most important experts – our financial ...
  • 2011
  • 00:43:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Firsthand The Woman Who Joined the Taliban

Beverley Giesbrecht was a successful Canadian publishing executive and devout Christian living near Vancouver, before the events of September 11 changed her life forever. Within seven months Beverley had converted to Islam and was on a path that would lead to her kidnapping and disappearance in the Taliban heartlands.
  • 2015
  • 00:44:04
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/29/2015

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

News in Review - March 2018 Trump vs. the Media: The War on Journalism

US President Donald Trump has declared a war on mainstream media. His repeated allegations of "fake news" is undermining the credibility of the fourth estate. As a result, journalists say the integrity of their work is more important now than ever. We take a look at how the media is responding to this war on journalism.
  • 2018
  • 00:20:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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The Nature of Things Turning to Dust

Host David Suzuki and narrator Angela Fusco present this program on the deterioration of paper in old books around the world. At least one-third of the world's books are turning into particles and dust as they become embrittled. Paper from 500 years ago is in better condition than 150-year-old paper because the original production process did not involve the use of alum. Alum reacts ...
  • 1990
  • 00:47:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/01/2015

News in Review - February 1997 Victims of Fashion

This report is a haunting look at the newest fashion phenomenon, the emaciated teenage supermodel, and the impact on, and implications for, young people.
  • 1997
  • 00:14:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1997

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CBC News Village Cellphone: Empowering Bangladesh

In the early 1990s, Iqbal Quadir, a Bangladesh-born MIT professor and entrepreneur, had the idea that cellphones could be used to help the very poorest people. For Bangladesh, a densely populated country strangled by frequent natural disasters and a serious lack of infrastructure, Iqbal saw communication technology as an essential resource. His vision: to help village entrepreneurs, backed by micro-loans, ...
  • 2008
  • 00:11:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013