Doc Zone Cell Phones: The Ring Heard Around the World

In Cell Phones: The Ring Heard Around the World, viewers will see the dramatic rescue of a woman whose cell phone saved her life, an interview with the inventor of the cell phone camera, and will meet Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group. This compelling documentary takes viewers on a journey through cell phone culture, showcasing its numerous ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - September 1999 Children in Trouble: Guns in Schools

The occurrence of gun-related violence in schools on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border has once again prompted questions about a "culture of violence" in North American society, which some say has become an integral part of the school community. It is quite normal for schools, as public institutions, to reflect changing values and mores in society as a whole, ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1999

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News in Review - September 1994 China Today: A Correspondent's View

Producer Hans Pohl and CBC's Beijing Correspondent Patrick Brown present a rich collage of images of China today, showing its historic and political importance globally and in the emerging Asian market.
  • 1994
  • 00:25:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1994

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Canada: The Story of Us Connected (1824-1890s)

Inventors and entrepreneurs dream of uniting the country through the latest design and technology – and make their fortunes. An extraordinary generation will revolutionize transportation, engineering and communications, making Canada the high-tech superstar of a newly-wired world. Features stories/events include: building the Welland Canal, Cunard steamships, the Victoria Bridge, telegraphy, newspapers. Important note for teachers: This series is intended to ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

News in Review - October 2004 Conrad Black: A Tycoon in Trouble

For more than 20 years Conrad Black has been one of Canada's most successful and flamboyant business tycoons. But in late August, he was accused of looting his media empire to finance his lavish lifestyle. It was just the latest in a series of setbacks, and now everything that Black built up appears to be crumbling around him. In this ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2004

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The Current Covering the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Can the media ever get it right?

It's a story that generates a level of scrutiny, debate and fury unlike almost any other. As part of its Eye on the Media series, CBC Radio's The Current asks how journalists are doing with their coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and examines audience reactions.
  • 2014
  • 00:19:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2014

News in Review - November 1997 Diana and Teresa: The Boundaries of Grief

The world's reactions to the deaths of the era's two most famous women. The implications of media hype both in the events leading up to Diana's death and the phenomenon of overflowing public grief. The excesses of media reaction and the rush to Calcutta for Teresa's funeral, some say to expiate the guilt at rejoicing over huge audience figures generated ...
  • 1997
  • 00:19:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1997

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Man Alive Dirty Rotten Gossip!

Is gossip just good clean fun or does it reveal the dark side of human nature? Man Alive looks at what we say when we gossip and, more importantly, what gossiping says about us. Arthur Kent talks with two victims of gossip. A New York surgeon tells how his practice was ruined as a result of a rumour that he ...
  • 1995
  • 00:24:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - January 2017 Disinformation and Lies: The Dangers of Fake News

When a man walked into a New York pizza parlour in December 2016 with an assault rifle and said he was checking out the story that there was a child sex-trafficking ring in the basement, run by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the world took notice. It was a fake news story called "Pizzagate," planted online, that went viral. Now ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

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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