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 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 Hyper Parents and Coddled Kids

Kids today are the most overprotected, overindulged and overscheduled in history. Is all of this attention giving the next generation a competitive edge, or creating new problems that will last a lifetime? From the first baby yoga class to the last university course, and even sometimes into their children’s workplaces, today’s parents go to any lengths to ensure their kids ...
  • 2010
  • 00:41:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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 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 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

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 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

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Doc Zone High Heel Confidential

Shoes are hot: in 2004, sales generated close to $40 billion in the U.S. alone and the numbers continue to rise. This lucrative market is now shadowed by a growing underworld of fakes and knock-offs that are consumed almost as eagerly as the originals. With the average North American woman owning at least 30 pairs of shoes, High Heel Confidential ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Christmas Confidential

No event in history has ever marshalled so many people and so much effort to celebrate just one day. Viewers will meet unabashed Christmas enthusiasts. Eavesdrop on backroom deals of Christmas industry insiders and witness turkey therapists talk anxious cooks through the big day. Chef and author Nigella Lawson weighs in, offering Christmas recipe secrets and tips to survive the ...
  • 2006
  • 00:44:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone The Selling Game

The Selling Game is all about how marketers rang in a new gilded age of advertising. Digital media, the internet and cable TV have handed marketers incredibly powerful new keys to our hearts and minds, and wallets. The TV ad may be on the wane, but marketing is stronger than ever. It's a bizarre new world of persuasion.
  • 2007
  • 00:44:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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