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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News in Review - March 2003 West Bank Wall: Barrier to Peace?

A decade ago Israeli and Palestinian leaders signed the Oslo Peace Accord. This accord would have led to an independent Palestine in Gaza and the West Bank, but in 2000 the peace initiative collapsed. Since then almost 900 Israelis and 2,400 Palestinians have been killed in a tragic cycle of violence and retaliation. Many Israelis feel that the only solution ...
  • 2003
  • 00:13:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2003

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Our Vancouver Why Scientists Look Forward to the Paris Climate Conference

Johanna Wagstaffe explains what's at stake for the scientific world at the Paris Climate Conference.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/08/2015

News in Review - February 2011 WikiLeaks and the Information War

WikiLeaks is a website that publishes "secret" government or corporate information. In this News in Review story we examine the controversy over the release by WikiLeaks of hundreds of classified U.S. documents, as well as the role of its founder and editor-in-chief, Julian Assange.
  • 2011
  • 00:14:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2011

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The National Will protests hurt President Trump?

After a huge turnout for women’s marches all over the world, The National's Wendy Mesley asks Sunday Talk panelists: should Trump be scared? Has Trump managed to reawaken the left? Should the protesters back off and give him a chance? Panelists include: Jonathan Kay, editor-in-chief at The Walrus magazine; Supriya Dwivedi, political commentator and radio talk show host; and Hadiya Rodrique, lawyer and ...
  • 2017
  • 00:13:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2017

National Geographic Documentaries Witch Hunter's Bible

For the first time ever, an international investigation team joins forces to unravel the mysteries of the Malleus Maleficarum, or Hammer of Witches. Written in 1486, this infamous medieval manual changed the way the Western world saw evil. With detailed instructions on how to find, prosecute and punish witches, the Malleus inspired centuries of accusation and bloodshed on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:08
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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The National Woman learns names of three Canadian soldiers who saved her life during WWII

A photo captures the moment in time that transformed the lives of three Canadian soldiers and a baby girl during the Second World War. The baby was abandoned by her mother, the soldiers found her before being separated by an ocean. Now they're sharing a reunion — of sorts.
  • 2019
  • 00:04:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2019