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 Anger in America: Fanning the Flames (part 2 of 2)

In this second installment in the two-part series Anger in America, we explore the toxic media landscape in the United States, from Fox News to the blogosphere to the free-spending "Super Pacs" behind negative ad campaigns. Americans prize their freedom of speech, but the current political dialogue is turning ugly and fearful.
  • 2012
  • 00:42:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2013

Doc Zone Anger in America: The Fire Within (part 1 of 2)

Most Americans do not believe that the next generation will have better lives than their parents. They have every reason to feel pessimistic. The economic recovery is slow and many jobs that disappeared during the Great Recession are gone forever. The social ladder has never been harder to climb and the Tea Partiers are not the only angry people. In ...
  • 2012
  • 00:41:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2013

Doc Zone Eat, Cook, Love (Part 1 of 2)

The solution to healthy living seems simple: making healthy food choices should translate into better health, longer lives. We’ve let our relationship with food slide, lost sight of the passion, the sensuality. We’ve become overwhelmed with the constant bickering over what we should put on our table and forgotten how much fun food can be. This series will serve as a ...
  • 2012
  • 00:43:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Eat, Cook, Love (Part 2 of 2)

You are what you eat. But what if when you eat, how you eat, who you eat with and who cooked your meal is just as important as what is on your plate? We love to watch, especially when it’s in the kitchen, and just like the other kind, food porn is passive. We watch TV food chefs instead of ...
  • 2012
  • 00:43:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Faking the Grade Classroom Favourites

According to a study of 15,000 post-secondary students in Canada, 58% of first-year students admitted to serious test cheating when they were in high school; 73% admitted to serious cheating on written work while in high school; 53% of undergraduate students admitted to at least one instance of serious cheating on written work sometime in the last year; 18% said ...
  • 2012
  • 00:42:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Faking the Grade Teacher Resource Guide

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda, The War on Terror: An Unseen Enemy (Part 1 of 2)

Why did nobody see the 9-11 attacks coming? Episode one rewinds history back to 1990 looking for answers. Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait. George Bush Sr sends in the troops. And a quick and decisive victory ensues. But President Bush Sr makes one crucial mistake. Instead of bringing all the troops home, a sizeable contingent is left in Saudi Arabia to ...
  • 2012
  • 00:42:39
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda, The War on Terror: Mission Unaccomplished (Part 2 of 2)

The Americans try to stage manage this war. Six weeks after it all began, President George W. Bush declares "mission accomplished" — it's anything but. In fact, the war drags on as al-Qaeda spreads its jihadist message around the world via the internet.
  • 2012
  • 00:42:06
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/14/2013

Doc Zone Titanic: The Canadian Story

CBC and Radio-Canada present a special documentary marking the centenary of one of the most tragic shipping disasters of our time. Among the more than 2,200 passengers and crew were 130 men, women and children bound for Canada. They came from all walks of life, some called Canada home, others chose this country as a place of opportunity or refuge. ...
  • 2012
  • 01:27:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone War of 1812: Been There, Won That

On the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the CBC presents this two-hour documentary special, a modern look at a 200 year old war, hosted by one of Canada's most accomplished and funniest actors, Peter Keleghan. The stories in Been There, Won That include: the tale of the timid American general who turned over three states to the Canadian side without firing ...
  • 2012
  • 01:30:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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