News in Review | Archives

Looking for News in Review stories from a particular month and year? This channel features an archive of News in Review broadcasts dating from the 1990-91 through to 2019-20 seasons, covering the key stories that mattered most to Canadian educators.

Each story comes with a teacher guide that teases out key concepts and questions to help your students develop a well-trained eye and ear for what matters.

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News in Review - October 1999 Catastrophe in Turkey: Building Faults

In the modern age, natural disasters are international as well as national affairs — far-reaching in their impact. In the case of the horrendous earthquake in Turkey—in a year of terrible earthquakes, especially a subsequent one in Taiwan — nations from the world community rushed to provide assistance once again. But it was not just human lives that this disaster ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1999

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News in Review - October 1999 The End of Eaton's: Retail Evolution

The changing retail marketplace, the inevitable passage of time, and what many see as the natural decline of an institution unable to change with the times are just some of the issues that this story represents. It is not, however, simply a business story, since for 129 years Eaton’s represented a quintessentially Canadian institution and part of the national identity. ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1999

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News in Review - September 1999 Overworked and Underpaid: Nurses Strike Back

During the spring and summer of 1999, nurses across Canada either went on strike or threatened strikes to redress what they say is too much work and too little pay as a result of government cutbacks in health care. The illegal strike in Quebec, which led to a major confrontation between nurses and the government of Lucien Bouchard, and the ...
  • 1999
  • 00:12:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1999

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News in Review - September 1999 Tibet: A Rare Look

CBC foreign correspondent Raymond St. Pierre was allowed a rare look inside this country, which has been occupied and dominated by the People's Republic of China. This special News in Review report gives important background information on the history and politics of this important part of Asia and emphasizes human rights issues, the question of cultural genocide and the impact ...
  • 1999
  • 00:15:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1999

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News in Review - September 1999 Sour Gas: Alberta Stand-off

The violence and alleged terrorism that occurred in the Alberta oil fields is a case study in the complex phenomenon of provocation, intensification and confrontation. It is also a case study of the ability of the media and the public to ascertain the facts through the best information available. At the centre of the story is Wiebo Ludwig whose fundamentalist ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1999

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News in Review - September 1999 Children in Trouble: Guns in Schools

The occurrence of gun-related violence in schools on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border has once again prompted questions about a "culture of violence" in North American society, which some say has become an integral part of the school community. It is quite normal for schools, as public institutions, to reflect changing values and mores in society as a whole, ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:53
  • 13-14
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News in Review - May 1999 NATO at 50: A New Role

This international organization dedicated to the peace and security of its member nations and of a particular area of the globe has conducted an extensive bombing campaign against another sovereign state. And this has occurred during a year in which NATO was to celebrate its 50th anniversary. This report looks at the NATO perspective on the war, the organization’s origins, ...
  • 1999
  • 00:03:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1999

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News in Review - May 1999 Kosovo: 1938 to Modern Times

From the Turkish occupation of Yugoslavia, to the "loss" of Kosovo, through the German occupation of the region, to the Communist and then post-Tito years, to the recent ethnic clashes and the hard-fisted regime of Slobodan Milosevic, the Balkans have continued to threaten the security and political integrity of the European continent. And at the heart of the crisis is ...
  • 1999
  • 00:09:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1999

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News in Review - May 1999 Aftermath: Return and Reconstruction

There is little doubt that the war in Yugoslavia and Kosovo is a conflict not restricted to that region alone. This episode examines the complexity of the international response, both military and humanitarian, and the global balance of power that has shifted significantly as a result of the conflict. But it is perhaps the international response to the refugee situation ...
  • 1999
  • 00:12:20
  • 13-14
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News in Review - May 1999 Slobodan Milosevic: Reasserting Serb Rule

In this segment, we trace the war in Yugoslavia from the post-Tito ethnic clashes throughout that nation, to the splintering of the Balkan states, to the most recent events. The perspective that this summary presents is important to understanding how the pieces of the Balkan puzzle, and the current situation in Kosovo in particular, fit into place. Archival material featuring ...
  • 1999
  • 00:30:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1999

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