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 Customer (Dis)Service

We are in a customer service crisis. Overseas call centers, long wait times and ineffective representatives have left customers angry, frustrated and confused. What ever happened to the good old days of the personal touch? Has it been replaced by automated voices and self-serve machines? Can service providers and customers get back on track, mend the strained relationship and take ...
  • 2011
  • 00:43:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone End of Men

In the past 100 years, the ideals of masculinity have been largely unchanged. Men are rugged individuals, resilient, brave and loyal. Running like a spine through these archetypes is one defining theme: A man is the provider and protector of his family. In the not too distant past, most men had a sense of certainty that they could fulfill those roles. ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Facebook Follies

Love it or hate it, Facebook is the world’s most successful social networking site. Our relationships, our thoughts, our pastimes, our memories, our lives and deaths — all are now routinely recorded on Facebook. It represents a paradigm shift in communications as significant as the printing press, the telegraph or the television. Inevitably, mishaps, embarrassment and trouble accompany such change. ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:13
  • 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 In Search of the G Spot

Thirty years after we named it, controversy and confusion still swirl around the G spot. Is it a physical feature? A subjective experience? Is it myth or reality? Pure invention or scientific truth? From feminism to Freud, gynecology to neurophysiology, plastic surgery to the popular press, In Search of the G Spot delves into the science and sensationalism behind this contentious ...
  • 2011
  • 00:43:35
  • 18+
  • 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