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 We Will Remember Them

Doc Zone goes beyond the static photographs and news headlines to profile the men and women in the Canadian Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan. In this poignant documentary, meet a new generation of Canadian heroes. Sit down with their spouses, siblings, children and parents. Reminisce with old friends at home and re-live life in Afghanistan with comrades ...
  • 2010
  • 02:00:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Are We Digital Dummies?

Doc Zone investigates how our love affair with technology taxes our brains, leaving us chronically distracted, less productive and possibly a lot less happy. Are We Digital Dummies? takes a hard look at the risks associated with using so much tech gear, whether we're in the office, at home, behind the wheel of a car or in meetings, where cell phone ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:40
  • 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

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

Doc Zone Polar Bear Fever

The polar bear has become the new poster child for climate change, the perfect photogenic symbol for selling an environmental message. Polar Bear Fever takes us on a journey to meet the people who are obsessed with the bear. Few can resist the bear’s red-hot image — scientists and zookeepers, photographers and filmmakers, environmentalists and politicians, marketing mavens and advertising giants.
  • 2008
  • 00:44:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone How to Be Happy

Did you know that happy people live 8-9 years longer, have better relationships, earn more money, tend to be more creative and make more effort to help others? This documentary tells us what happiness is (and what it isn't), helps us find out how happy we are, and gives practical tips on how we can increase our happiness.
  • 2008
  • 00:44:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Secret World of Shoplifting

Every single day in North America, there are more than 600,000 shoplifting incidents. Eighty percent of us have stolen at least once in our lives. One out of every 10 of us shoplifts often. And now, organized crime has discovered that it's a low-risk way to turn a handsome profit. The truth is stealing from stores is a big part ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Canine Confidential

Canine Confidential explores a contemporary coexistence like nothing else in the human-animal world. We've always claimed dogs are "man's best friend," but it now seems they've become full-fledged members of our family, too. Today, doggie couture is a multi-billion dollar business, dog dancing is an unlikely but highly competitive craze, and in Texas, you can find the only military base ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013