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 Conspiracy Rising

Belief in conspiracy pervades our modern culture and proliferates in cyberspace with thousands of sites dedicated to theories behind the deaths of John F. Kennedy and Princess Diana, UFOs, Area 51 and 9/11. Conspiracy Rising uses the latest science and psychology to investigate the causes of conspiracy theories, why we are wired to believe them, and how as a society ...
  • 2011
  • 00:43:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Generation Boomerang

After a childhood of overprotection, overindulgence, over-everything, today's young adults are finding the real world a little too real. So they're heading back home – if they left in the first place. Generation Boomerang examines the reasons why so many of today's young adults are slow to launch. A tough economy gets much of the blame, but a peek below ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:30
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda, The Cold War: Cracks in the Wall (Part 3 of 4)

Berlin becomes the Cold War under a microscope - East and West in close quarters battle about ideology, but it’s also a contest about who has the best music. In the hope of eclipsing the popularity of Western rock stars, East German authorities manufacture their own pop star. Frank Schöbel can’t compete with the appeal of the Beatles or the ...
  • 2011
  • 00:42:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda, The Cold War: In the Shadow of Fear (Part 1 of 4)

Short-lived alliances end as wartime allies become enemies once again. Soviet leader Joseph Stalin tries to build an image as the sole conqueror of the Second World War and Father of his people - with a little help from the movies. The fledgling CIA with novice agent Mark Wyatt will pull strings as the United States tries to thwart the ...
  • 2011
  • 00:43:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda, The Cold War: Turning Up the Heat (Part 2 of 4)

In the Soviet Union, the death of Stalin brings hope for more peaceful times. His successor Nikita Khrushchev brings a more jovial face to the Soviet dictatorship, and he tries to revamp the country’s image by hosting a huge party for the World’s youth. But he shows his true colours with the hard-handed repression of reform in Hungary. The Americans ...
  • 2011
  • 00:42:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda, The Cold War: War of Words (Part 4 of 4)

In the 1980s, three men – three new voices – speak out and change the rules of the Cold War. American president Ronald Reagan, a staunch anti-communist, turns up the heat on the Soviets with a bold challenge to tear down the Berlin Wall. His words will resonate around the world. A Polish pope, John Paul II, will have a ...
  • 2011
  • 00:43:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Marketing the Monarchy

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding sparked a worldwide marketing frenzy. Their nuptials flooded the economy with what could be over a billion dollars of merchandise — a sales bonanza not seen since the wedding of Charles and Diana. As monarchy fans all over the globe open their wallets, savvy marketers everywhere are vying for a piece of the action. ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone My Life After 9/11

Ten years after the worst terror attack in history on American soil, this is a series of deeply personal accounts by people who were directly affected by the devastating September 11, 2001 attacks. Some of their journeys may surprise you — like the young man who in the early days publicly declares his thirst for revenge, but later decides to ...
  • 2011
  • 00:43:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Scandal: Inside the Murdoch Empire

It has been called "The Murdoch Spring". A modern democracy freed from the grip of a foreign press baron by one astonishing newspaper story. For 30 years Rupert Murdoch has held sway over British Prime Ministers and politicians of all stripes have sought his favour. In Britain he controls 40 percent of the press, and a major television station. In ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Thoroughly Modern Marriage Classroom Favourites

It's been battered and beaten and tested to its ultimate limits, and it's in the news like never before. From Prince William and Kate, to Archie and Veronica, we're struggling to make sense of what marriage means. What's a modern marriage about, anyway? Given the high divorce rate and the ability to live common-law, why does anyone bother getting married? There ...
  • 2011
  • 00:42:16
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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