News in Review - February 1998 Asian Economies: Toothless Tigers?

The collapse of the Asian economic boom and its financial reverberations around the planet provide the focus for this story. “From boom to bust” is a socio-economic event that has played a part in Canada’s own history and is a worldwide phenomenon that economists struggle to predict and to prevent. How stock markets around the world function and the intricate ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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News in Review - April 2017 Asylum Seekers: A Desperate Journey into Canada

Since the United States announced plans to change their immigration policy, the U.S.-Canadian border has been flooded with asylum seekers. Many undertake what’s called “irregular crossings” — at points that do not have immigration stations. They’re trying to circumvent the Safe Third Country Agreement, which restricts refugees to seeking asylum in the country of their arrival. In the first two ...
  • 2017
  • 00:17:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2017

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Interrupt This Program Athens

The third episode of Interrupt The Program visits Athens, Greece. A photographer, an electronic pop band, a mural artist and a writer demonstrate how art is a means of survival in the midst of a city under economic crisis.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/01/2015

News in Review - March 2005 Auschwitz: Remembering The Horror

On January 27, 1945, Soviet soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz in southwestern Poland. More than one million people were murdered at the camp, most of them Jews. This year some of the survivors returned to Auschwitz and joined world leaders at a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of its liberation. In this News in Review story ...
  • 2005
  • 00:10:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2005

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News in Review - March 2009 Barack Obama Visits Canada

In this News in Review story we’ll look at U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Ottawa on February 19, 2009. Although polls indicate Obama is very popular in Canada, his visit came at a time when protectionist trade policies in the United States were seen to be a threat to the Canadian economy. We’ll explore the issues that are of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:12:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2009

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Documentary Barack Obama, Great Expectations (Part 1 of 2)

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008, rarely had expectations been so high and the obstacles to achieve them so great. The new president had to confront major crises — economic collapse chief among them — as well as an opposition determined to discredit him and destroy his agenda. From the producers of March of the Penguins, the film takes us ...
  • 2012
  • 00:51:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Documentary Barack Obama, Great Expectations (Part 2 of 2)

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008, rarely had expectations been so high and the obstacles to achieve them so great. The new president had to confront major crises — economic collapse chief among them — as well as an opposition determined to discredit him and destroy his agenda. From the producers of March of the Penguins, the film takes us ...
  • 2012
  • 00:51:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Behind the Scenes of the Quebec Referendum

The 1995 Quebec referendum ended with the federalist side winning an extremely tight victory. One of the most fascinating and enduring questions of Canadian history is what would have happened if the tight vote had gone the other way? In preparation for the 20th anniversary of the referendum next year, two of Quebec's leading journalists, Chantal Hébert and Jean Lapierre, ...
  • 2014
  • 00:17:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/22/2014

The Fifth Estate Behind the Veil

The niqab – a face-covering veil worn by some Muslim women – became a flashpoint on Parliament Hill this year. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said it was un-Canadian for a woman to wear the veil during her citizenship ceremony. But one Canadian woman watched this debate from a unique perspective – because she fought for the right to wear the ...
  • 2015
  • 00:11:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/13/2015

Interrupt This Program Beirut

The opening episode of the Interrupt This Program series takes us to Lebanon and the city of Beirut. The artists we meet — a writer, a graffiti artist, a hip-hop artist and a Baladi (belly) dancer — embody art as protest in a post-civil war city divided by religion.
  • 2015
  • 00:22:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/20/2015