Man Alive was a much-celebrated and long-running CBC show that took a non-denominational look at religious and spiritual matters. The show also covered other subjects such as social justice, ethics and contemporary social issues.
The truest hero is the man or woman who risks their own life to save another. What gives them the exceptional courage to behave differently from the rest of us? Peter Downie finds that heroes, in the act of rescue, also satisfy deep needs of their own.