News in Review - October 2014 Distracted Drivers: License to Kill

Distracted driving kills. It's a clear and simple statement that nearly everyone accepts as true, yet it continues to happen. Whether it's texting or talking on your phone while behind the wheel, the moment your attention wanders you're putting yourself and others in danger. What will it take to make our roads safer?
  • 2014
  • 00:14:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/07/2014

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News in Review - March 2003 Drunk Driving: B.C. Premier is Charged

The arrest of B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell on impaired driving charges has thrown a spotlight on the dangers of drinking and driving. News in Review looks at his arrest and the ensuing political fallout. We also examine how governments, schools and other organizations are trying to combat drunk driving.
  • 2003
  • 00:13:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2003

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The Fifth Estate Fall and Rise of Theo Fleury

He was a physical lightweight in a heavyweight league. Against all odds, Theo Fleury established himself as a major star in the National Hockey League. In his rookie year, he helped the Calgary Flames win the Stanley Cup and went on to rack up Hall of Fame stats. But, through it all, he was as troubled as he was talented ...
  • 2009
  • 00:41:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National FAS Schools

One public school in Winnipeg is making a difference in the lives of fetal alcohol syndrom (FAS) children. Eight years ago, three women decided to challenge the stereotype and started two special classrooms for FAS students. The first thing to go was an over-stimulating classroom. They brought in soothing music, weighted blankets and vests to give them a better sense of ...
  • 2002
  • 00:12:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Final Act: Barbara Tarbox's Anti-Smoking Legacy

Barbara Tarbox was the most powerful anti-smoking weapon in Canada. At the age of 41, she was diagnosed with lung cancer. That’s when Tarbox, who smoked for 30 years, decided she had a mission. With time running out and tumors wracking her body, Barbara spoke to more than 50,000 high school children. The force of her personality and the power ...
  • 2003
  • 00:17:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Ideas Generation Porn

Thirty years ago, a peek at a Playboy or Hustler centrefold was a rite of passage for teenage boys. Today children as young as ten are viewing hardcore pornography on smart phones. The ramifications for young men and women are both complex and disturbing. Hassan Ghedi Santur explores the long-term consequences of this burgeoning exposure to pornography.
  • 2013
  • 00:53:59
  • 18+
  • Added on: 02/14/2014

Firsthand Girls' Night Out

Girls’ Night Out tackles the prevalent and often dangerous culture of binge drinking and young women. A deeply personal point-of-view film embedded in the stories of young women engaged in, and in "recovery" from, this toxic epidemic, the film offers an intimate conversation around this very serious issue. It explores the all-too-ubiquitous story of what’s happening to 80% of the young ...
  • 2016
  • 00:43:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/04/2016

The National Hard Truths About Alcohol

This pair of documentaries from The National examine drinking habits and their consequences. The first segment follows three university students who candidly discuss their alcohol consumption, part of a growing trend in binge drinking among young women. Increasingly, they match their male counterparts in reckless behavior, with the unfortunate potential for serious consequences. The second segment sifts through the sometimes ...
  • 2008
  • 00:15:39
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 2009 Hockey Players and Life Lessons

In Vancouver, police have come up with a new way to teach kids about the danger of drugs. They have enlisted the help of some hockey players and some of the drug addicted residents of the city’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. In this News in Review story we’ll show you what happened when the two groups came together and what the ...
  • 2009
  • 00:12:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2009

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News in Review - October 2012 Lance Armstrong: Hero or Villain ?

The defiant cyclist stepped to the podium at the World Cancer Congress in Montreal and told the 2,000 dignitaries gathered before him, “My name is Lance Armstrong. I am a cancer survivor. I’m a father of five. And yes, I won the Tour de France seven times.” (Associated Press, August 29, 2012) This marked the first public appearance by Armstrong ...
  • 2012
  • 00:16:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2012

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