CBC News Special

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CBC News Special Omar Khadr interview

CBC anchor Rosemary Barton talks with Omar Khadr following news of his $10.5 million settlement from the federal government. The government has apologized for any role Canadian officials may have played in the abuses the former child soldier suffered while detained in the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  • 2017
  • 00:10:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

CBC News Special Pennsylvania's Shale Gas: Environmental Costs (Part 3 of 3)

The shale gas boom may have delivered fiscal salvation to Pennsylvania's sagging economy, but many residents say the cost has been too high. For some the environmental fallout cannot be paid for at any price. In the third of a three-part series, reporter Jennifer Choi takes a closer look at fracking in Pennsylvania.
  • 2013
  • 00:03:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/02/2015

CBC News Special Pennsylvania's Shale Gas: Economic Benefits (Part 2 of 3)

Shale gas brought prosperity to Pennsylvania — and a notable lack of opposition. In the second part of a series looking at the industry there, reporter Jennifer Choi examines why so many residents got behind hydro-fracking.
  • 2013
  • 00:03:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/02/2015

CBC News Special Pennsylvania's Shale Gas Experience (Part 1 of 3)

Shale gas development became a very divisive issue in New Brunswick in recent years. Critics on the anti-fracking side often cite the experience of Pennsylvania as proof that the industry is NOT safe. But much has changed since the first well was fracked there nearly a decade ago. In the first of a three-part series, reporter Jennifer Choi takes a ...
  • 2013
  • 00:03:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/02/2015

CBC News Special Life Under Construction

Those who qualify must overcome past traumas, fight addictions and manage complicated parenting challenges to find success. Can Cory, whose mother was killed by his alcoholic father, put his traumatic past behind him to move forward? Can a single mother of three, Marylou, juggle her family responsibilities with a career? Will expectant father Colten conquer his drug and alcohol habits in ...
  • 2012
  • 01:30:22
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/24/2014

CBC News Special Why Do We Marry?

In an age when it's neither socially or legally necessary, why do Canadians choose to marry? This provocative documentary looks at a convention that is not only persistent but thriving. It begins with a young couple whose piercings and tattoos would lead you to believe they are not the marrying kind, but it's the moral thing to do, they say. ...
  • 2007
  • 00:45:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Special Bloody Saturday: The Winnipeg General Strike

In May 1919, 30,000 Winnipeg workers walked off the job and into the history books, launching the largest strike in Canadian history. It lasted six weeks and ended in the violence of Bloody Saturday, a day organized labour has never forgotten or forgiven. Was the strike a legitimate protest against low wages, poor working conditions and a lack of bargaining ...
  • 2007
  • 00:45:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Special Iran's Young Rebels

In 1979 they had a political revolution, but today Iran is undergoing a revolution of a very different kind. Nearly three quarters of the Iranian population is under the age of 30, and many are bursting with dissatisfaction. Evan Solomon goes inside Iran to explore an underground world where young people are rebelling in very typically Western ways – punk ...
  • 2009
  • 00:35:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Special The Problem with Boys

There's a growing gender gap and it's hitting a critical stage. Young men are the focus of concern because of their underachievement. This program blends cross-country reports and discussions among parents, educators, boy and specialists. Every facet of the issue is explored. Will boys need special education classes? How have their favourite recreational activities affected their outlook? What will they ...
  • 2004
  • 00:40:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Special Extreme Weather, Episode 1: Wind and Water

Part 1 of the Extreme Weather series recalls some of the top wind and water disasters in Canada in the last century, including 1954's Hurricane Hazel.
  • 2005
  • 00:49:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013