News in Review - March 2011 Vacation Nightmare in Mexico

Millions of Canadians have vacationed in Mexico, so many people were shocked when an explosion ripped through a Mexican resort last November. Seven people, including five Canadians, were killed and many others were injured. The resort claimed it was blameless, but in this News in Review report we'll look at what really happened and how the truth may have been ...
  • 2011
  • 00:16:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2011

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The Nature of Things Value of Life: AIDS in Africa Revisited

30 million Africans have HIV/AIDS. In the summer of 2003, two years after he was convinced that the pandemic could be stopped, Stephen Lewis, the United Nations' HIV/AIDS envoy, returned to Africa with The Nature of Things and documented his incredible personal journey that has led from hope to despair to hope again. After September 11, when the world's attention ...
  • 2003
  • 00:54:14
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2018 Venezuelan Migrants: Colombia's Crisis

It’s one of the biggest migrations on earth. More than 1.5 million Venezuelans have fled their homeland since 2015. Most head to Colombia in the hopes they can find jobs and food for their families. But the influx of the mass migration is putting serious strain on Colombia’s resources. And while the United Nations struggle to find ways to assist, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:15:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/04/2018

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News in Review - May 1995 Victory in Europe: 50 Years Later

A half century after the event, this report examines the historical significance and meaning of V-E Day.
  • 1995
  • 00:11:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1995

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News in Review - May 1992 Vimy Ridge: Sacrifice and Courage

Dan Bjarnason was in Europe for the Vimy Ridge commemoration ceremony. In this report he reviews the Canadian victory in 1917, the celebrations of 1992, the memories, and the historical perspective in which we now see this important event.
  • 1992
  • 00:15:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1992

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News in Review - October 2017 Violence in Virginia: The Rise of the Alt-Right

In August 2017 a quaint college town in Virginia became the epicentre of America’s cultural and racial divide. White nationalists clashed violently with counter protesters. One woman died after a car was deliberately driven into the crowds. Dozens were injured. But what led to this seeming re-emergence of virulent racism and white supremacy? And is this strictly an American problem? ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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The National Voices from the Brink: The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. Recently released audio recordings from October 1962 of U.S. President John Kennedy and his chief advisors allow a dramatic new look at what actually happened during those tense days. Played against dramatic footage from the era, we hear how Kennedy stood up to relentless pressure to go ...
  • 2001
  • 00:24:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Ideas Wachtel on the Arts: Agnieszka Holland

From her Oscar-nominated Holocaust films, Europa, Europa and In Darkness, to her most recent work about Soviet repression in Czechoslovakia, Agnieszka Holland focuses on the unconventional human stories that illuminate larger historical events. But that wasn’t always her plan. She was born in 1948, the year Stalinism took hold in Poland. Her mother was Catholic and her father Jewish — ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

News in Review - September 2011 War and Famine in Somalia

In the African country of Somalia a long drought is causing mass starvation. It's threatening the lives of millions of people, and a civil war is making it hard to help them. In this News in Review story we'll look at the desperate situation and what is being done to try to feed the hungry.
  • 2011
  • 00:13:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2011

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News in Review - May 2003 War and Peace in Iraq

Saddam Hussein’s regime has collapsed and the war in Iraq has come to an end. But now questions are being asked about the future. Will the coalition forces become an occupying army or will Iraqis quickly re-establish self-rule? What will be the role of the United Nations? News in Review examines the issues.
  • 2003
  • 00:13:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2003

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