The National

The National is CBC's flagship news program, featuring in depth and original journalism, with hosts Adrienne Arsenault and Ian Hanomansing in Toronto, Rosemary Barton in Ottawa, and Andrew Chang in Vancouver.

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Episodes

The National Luck and sound decisions helped B.C. avoid worst-case COVID-19 scenario

British Columbia avoided the worst-case scenario during the COVID-19 pandemic largely because of its well co-ordinated messaging, sound decisions and a little bit of luck.
  • 2020
  • 00:06:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/09/2020

The National Dexamethasone shows promise treating severe COVID-19 patients

Researchers in the U.K. say dexamethasone, a widely available corticosteroid, reduced COVID-19 deaths by up to one-third in severely ill hospitalized patients.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2020

The National Canadians' mental health improving as pandemic continues

A new survey on mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic suggests severe anxiety levels are starting to drop, but Canadians are still struggling with stress and uncertainty as the pandemic continues.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2020

The National Aunt Jemima to rebrand, end use of racist stereotype

The Aunt Jemima brand is based on a racist stereotype, but amid mounting criticism its 131-year history is coming to an end.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2020

The National Scientists develop an app that tracks how COVID-19 mutates person-to-person

Computer scientists at Toronto's Peter Munk Cardiac Centre have developed an app that can track how COVID-19 is mutating as it spreads from person-to-person, allowing for the potential to predict outbreaks and even design vaccines.
  • 2020
  • 00:01:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/02/2020

The National Report outlines racism's impact on COVID-19 outbreak in U.K.

A new report from the British Medical Association says racism could be partly to blame for the deadly impact of COVID-19 on Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. The report calls for more detailed data collection, culturally targeted education campaigns and better occupational risk assessments.
  • 2020
  • 00:01:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/30/2020

The National Second wave of COVID-19 a ‘statistical certainty’: infectious disease expert

World-renowned infectious disease expert Dr. Gabriel Leung was among the first to predict the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic in January and he says the worst is far from over.
  • 2020
  • 00:07:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/29/2020

The National How the pandemic is impacting conservation efforts

The COVID-19 pandemic could become a pivotal moment in conservation efforts for species at risk from Asia to Africa. And some of the changes were sparked by COVID-19’s links to the wildlife trade.
  • 2020
  • 00:05:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/17/2020

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The National Montreal's poorest and predominantly Black neighbourhoods hit hardest by COVID-19

Areas of Montreal with higher Black populations and more cramped housing conditions also report more cases of COVID-19, according to data analyzed by CBC News.
  • 2020
  • 00:01:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/17/2020

The National Manufacturing adapts to keep up with demand during pandemic

Ian Hanomansing goes behind the scenes in the production facilities of Lush Cosmetics and Que Pasa chips to see how they’ve had to adapt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/17/2020