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 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: 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: 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

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 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 Canada, Above and Beyond: First Flight (Part 1 of 4)

Whether it’s aviation devotees recreating Canada’s first flight in the Silver Dart, a young immigrant taking his first flight to a dramatically different life in Canada, a fighter pilot assuming command of a CF 18, or Canadian astronaut Julie Payette being blasted into space, this episode demonstrates how flight has changed individuals and revolutionized a country.
  • 2009
  • 00:43:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Canada, Above and Beyond: Conquering Geography (Part 2 of 4)

From the beginning, air flight in Canada presented dizzying possibilities. It would link citizens across the country and make it possible to exploit Canada’s immense natural resources. But there were formidable hurdles to overcome. Follow the story of the Beaver, Canada’s solution to flying backcountry; of native communities taking command of their destiny by owning their own airline; of fighting ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:42
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

Doc Zone Canada, Above and Beyond: Lifelines (Part 3 of 4)

Learn how the airplane has become an indispensable tool — literally a lifeline — to those living in isolation or danger. Canadian pilots, and the experts and equipment they carry, are saving lives around the world. Meet a Montreal pediatrician whose passion for flying helps her reach her many young patients in remote Northern communities. Travel with both our Disaster ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:36
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Canada, Above and Beyond: Dancing with Danger (Part 4 of 4)

Why do some people seek thrills and adventure in the sky? Explore the extraordinary deeds of men and women that defy imagination. A wing walker looks back to the days of barnstorming in rural Canada. The Snowbirds, ambassadors of Canadian aviation throughout the world, share the secrets of precision flying. Test pilots demonstrate their mettle, putting aeronautic flight systems through ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:50
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

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