Doc Zone

CBC's flagship documentary series explores and expands on the major issues of our time. Around the corner, around the world, our cameras bring viewers to the center of the stories everyone is talking about. Informed, exciting and eventful, Doc Zone presents a sweeping panoramic view of what matters most to Canadians. Hosted by acclaimed author, actor and playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald.

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Episodes

Doc Zone Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear

For Canada the stakes are unprecedented. More than a billion dollars in aid has been promised to Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban regime. And with close to 100 Canadian soldiers killed, the military mission in the war-torn country has exacted a considerable human toll. As the mammoth task of rebuilding Afghanistan continues, it's time to address a contentious ...
  • 2008
  • 01:28:21
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Blue Jean Confidential

Blue jeans are the world’s favourite fashion statement — so popular they’ve become an American icon. Here’s a garment that’s remained hip for more than half a century, that’s thrived from World Wars to the present. We trace blue jean culture, from mining days to the ranch, from the beat and hippie generations to the world’s designer labels and celebrity ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Canine Confidential

Canine Confidential explores a contemporary coexistence like nothing else in the human-animal world. We've always claimed dogs are "man's best friend," but it now seems they've become full-fledged members of our family, too. Today, doggie couture is a multi-billion dollar business, dog dancing is an unlikely but highly competitive craze, and in Texas, you can find the only military base ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Cell Phones: The Ring Heard Around the World

In Cell Phones: The Ring Heard Around the World, viewers will see the dramatic rescue of a woman whose cell phone saved her life, an interview with the inventor of the cell phone camera, and will meet Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group. This compelling documentary takes viewers on a journey through cell phone culture, showcasing its numerous ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Dating Confidential

This fast-paced documentary is a no-holds-barred look at our obsession with dating and finding that elusive perfect match. We'll meet the winners, the losers, and the profiteers who are now employing a roster of psychologists and scientists whose mission is to unravel the mystery of what makes two people click. There's a race on to find the key to our ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:17
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Gardening Confidential

Gardening Confidential takes us on an international exploration of one of the most obsessive hobbies in human history. From robotic lawnmowers to gardens on Mars, from trendy Manhattan rooftops to virtual gardens in cyberspace, this ancient craft has entered the space age and become a multi-billion dollar industry. Meet some of the most single-minded gardeners in the world and discover ...
  • 2008
  • 00:46:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone How to Be Happy

Did you know that happy people live 8-9 years longer, have better relationships, earn more money, tend to be more creative and make more effort to help others? This documentary tells us what happiness is (and what it isn't), helps us find out how happy we are, and gives practical tips on how we can increase our happiness.
  • 2008
  • 00:44:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Mystery of Champlain

Samuel de Champlain, the founder of Quebec City, is remembered as a daring adventurer, a meticulous mapmaker and a great explorer. But in fact his life is as big a mystery as this vast country was when he first landed. This hour-long documentary calls upon a series of talented sleuths. These men and women have dedicated themselves to filling out ...
  • 2008
  • 00:45:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Polar Bear Fever

The polar bear has become the new poster child for climate change, the perfect photogenic symbol for selling an environmental message. Polar Bear Fever takes us on a journey to meet the people who are obsessed with the bear. Few can resist the bear’s red-hot image — scientists and zookeepers, photographers and filmmakers, environmentalists and politicians, marketing mavens and advertising giants.
  • 2008
  • 00:44:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Sneaker Confidential

Sneaker Confidential is a witty and entertaining look inside the heart and sole of the running shoe. We’ll discover how sneakers have become the footwear of the day. Through interviews with athletes, designers, scientists and sneakerheads, we’ll explore the dominance of the running shoe in popular culture. We’ll find out why the shoe was invented. We’ll race to the finish ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013