News in Review

News in Review, now in its 24th season, is our current-events series non-pareil. Some highlights of this popular series are available in your base subscription to Curio.ca or on DVD, including our Best of News in Review collections: Bullying, Native Studies, Canadian History, Business and Law.

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Europe's Discontent: The Backlash of Populism
  • 2017
  • 00:12:43
  • 13-14

News in Review - January 2017
Europe's Discontent: The Backlash of Populism New

The results of the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the U.S. presidential election in 2016 may have caught many by surprise, but those who study political philosophy say it’s all part of an anti-establishment backlash. It indicates a return to so-called “populism,” where the people want more say in the direction of their country. And that could spell ...
Revealing Selfies: The Consequences of Sexting
  • 2017
  • 00:15:37
  • 13-14

News in Review - January 2017
Revealing Selfies: The Consequences of Sexting New

Sharing a sexy selfie with your latest crush may seem harmless, but once online those images live forever. Recently six male teens found out the hard way that sharing intimate pictures of their female schoolmates was also against the law. CBC reporter Ioanna Roumeliotis went to a high school in Nova Scotia to talk to teens about the pressure to ...
Fidel Castro: Brutal Dictator or Visionary Revolutionist?
  • 2017
  • 00:21:45
  • 13-14

News in Review - January 2017
Fidel Castro: Brutal Dictator or Visionary Revolutionist? New

The death of Fidel Castro in late November 2016 had Cubans mourning while expats were celebrating. He was a polarizing figure, larger than life and an enigma. He’s been a long-time friend of Canada thanks to a friendship with former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, and an arch enemy of America — at least until former U.S. president Barack Obama tried to ...
Disinformation and Lies: The Dangers of Fake News
  • 2017
  • 00:21:25
  • 13-14

News in Review - January 2017
Disinformation and Lies: The Dangers of Fake News New

When a man walked into a New York pizza parlour in December 2016 with an assault rifle and said he was checking out the story that there was a child sex-trafficking ring in the basement, run by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the world took notice. It was a fake news story called "Pizzagate", planted online, that went viral. Now ...
Violence in Schools: Zero Tolerance
  • 1994
  • 00:14:14
  • 13-14

News in Review - April 1994
Violence in Schools: Zero Tolerance New

This report looks at the issue of zero tolerance, reasons for violence in schools and conflict resolution.
Conservatives in Canada: What Kind of Future?
  • 1996
  • 00:13:09
  • 13-14

News in Review - October 1996
Conservatives in Canada: What Kind of Future? New

Following the Progressive Conservative Party convention, this report examines the past, present and future of Sir John A. Macdonald's party.
Human Reproduction: Redefining Life
  • 1996
  • 00:14:24
  • 13-14

News in Review - October 1996
Human Reproduction: Redefining Life New

Technology and the control over human reproduction is the point of departure for examining the related controversial social and ethical issues.
Press Concentration: Who Controls the Message?
  • 1996
  • 00:12:30
  • 13-14

News in Review - October 1996
Press Concentration: Who Controls the Message? New

Following the takeover of Southam Press by Conrad Black, we explore the issue of who controls the editorial thrust of Canadian newspapers.
The Ice Storm: Powerless Against Nature
  • 1998
  • 00:16:12
  • 13-14

News in Review - March 1998
The Ice Storm: Powerless Against Nature New

In this story we explore how nature overwhelmed technology, leaving millions without heat, light and other essentials of life. This natural disaster raises important questions about the fragile nature of our infrastructure, the security of power supplies in general, and our precarious reliance on a single source of power. The story also examines the political and human issues that such ...
The Winter Olympics
  • 1998
  • 00:15:15
  • 13-14

News in Review - March 1998
The Winter Olympics New

Winter sports, Canada and the Olympics are interrelated themes as are national pride, triumph and disappointment. This time the drama of the Olympics is played out against a simple and classic cultural backdrop. As theatre, the Nagano Games portray not only athletic ideals and achievement but also the conflicts and controversies that have increasingly become part of the international Olympic ...