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 Life Below Zero

We Canucks may have a mythic international reputation (and self-image) as a nation of hardy winter warriors who joyously, skate, ski, ice fish and trek our way through months of cold and snow, but in recent decades our love affair with winter seems to be going sour. What’s happened to our Canadian “cold” genes? Have we gone soft and lost ...
  • 2012
  • 00:43:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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 Sext up KIDS

From tiny tots strutting bikini-clad bodies in beauty pageants to companies marketing itty-bitty thongs and padded bras to nine-year-olds, images of ever-younger sexualized girls have become commonplace. Add to that: ever-younger boys with 24-7 access to internet porn. It saturates their lives, from skate parks to the school bus. By the time they’re 18, 80% of boys are watching porn ...
  • 2012
  • 00:43:18
  • 18+
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Tales from KP

Tales From KP unlocks some of the most carefully guarded secrets of the Kingston Pen. Through the voices of ex-inmates and ex-guards, learn what it took to survive in KP. Tales From KP is also a reflection on 177 years of crime and punishment in Canada. What started as a noble experiment in social enlightenment evolved into a hated and ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:03
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/19/2014