Venture The Wal-Martization of Canada / Vietnam Economic Boom

The Wal-Martization of Canada: Run with slogan-driven military precision, Wal-Mart is the world's most successful retailer. The company, however, has found their move into the Canadian market to be more difficult than expected. Wal-Mart's primary task is to build trust. This is difficult when you are an ultra-secretive American company with a troubling reputation. Venture addresses specific concerns and takes a rare look ...
  • 1994
  • 00:21:19
  • 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

News in Review - April 2010 Toyota Recalls Millions of Vehicles

In the last few months, the Toyota Motor Corporation has recalled more than eight million vehicles. The recall came after a number of complaints about the safety of some of its models. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at why the giant Japanese company took such drastic action, and how the recall affected Toyota owners in Canada.
  • 2010
  • 00:13:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2010

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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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News in Review - February 2007 Visiting Second Life's Virtual World

Second Life is an online 3-D digital world that is created by the people who sign up for it. It's also a really big business. Its more than two million residents can buy everything from virtual land to virtual running shoes. In this News in Review story we'll examine why Second Life is so popular. We'll also create an avatar ...
  • 2007
  • 00:11:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2007

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The National Weight Watchers' new plan draws heavy criticism

WeightWatchers' new plan to help youth stay healthy is drawing heavy criticism from dietitians. The company says it's not just focusing on calorie-counting anymore but rather healthy eating. However, WeightWatchers is now facing calls to cancel its offer by the U.S. National Eating Disorders Association, which says the issue of obesity goes deeper than what you eat.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/08/2018

Marketplace What F/X?

Marketplace puts COLD-FX to the test, and discovers that there may be more clever marketing than proven science at the heart of their success. Host Erica Johnson also reveals where the processing of this "Proudly Canadian" product takes place, and speaks with company insiders who reveal a dirty secret.
  • 2012
  • 00:22:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture What's in a Dot Com Name?

Just how difficult is it to come up with a catchy "dot com" name? It's not as easy as you may think. What's even harder is to find one that hasn't already been used. Venture looks at the tormenting task of naming a "dot com" that can somehow stand out from the crowd.
  • 2000
  • 00:11:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace When the Repairman Knocks

In a special one-hour edition of Marketplace, Tom Harrington tests the skills and ethics of home repair services. Among Canadians' top complaints: overcharging, suggesting or performing unnecessary work and shoddy quality. We put home service trades-people to the test, in a house wired up with hidden cameras. We watch them while they work on what should be a fairly simple repair ...
  • 2012
  • 00:43:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013