News in Review

News in Review, first launched in 1990, 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.

You can also subscribe to News in Review as a specialty channel on Curio.ca, for full access to our archives and our latest editions.

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News in Review - May 1992 Freedom for David Milgaard

The possibility of an innocent person being wrongfully arrested, convicted and punished has always been a risk and a fear in our justice system. This story traces the history of the David Milgaard case from his conviction for murder to his release from jail following the decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Saskatchewan Justice Department. Did the ...
  • 1992
  • 00:10:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1992

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News in Review - February 1992 Hard Times, Disappearing Jobs

This report shows the realities of hard economic times in the lives of ordinary people.
  • 1992
  • 00:13:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1992

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News in Review - October 1992 Hurricane Andrew: Nature's Fury Strikes Again

The destruction in the southern United States caused by Hurricane Andrew is the point of departure for an examination of the social and economic impact of such natural disasters. We also look at other natural disasters here in Canada and around the world as well as the meterological aspects of the story.
  • 1992
  • 00:12:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1992

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News in Review - April 1992 Inside The National: The Studio

In another of our behind-the-scenes looks at The National, we focus on the people, the jobs, the teamwork and the technology that are essential to a major news broadcast.
  • 1992
  • 00:12:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1992

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News in Review - March 1992 JFK: What's Fact, What's Not?

Following the controversy over Oliver Stone's film JFK, this story explores the issue of determining what is fact, hypothesis and theory.
  • 1992
  • 00:19:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1992

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News in Review - February 1992 Joey: The Last Father of Confederation

The death of former Newfoundland Premier Joey Smallwood in December 1991 recalls an important chapter in Canadian constitutional history.
  • 1992
  • 00:12:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1992

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News in Review - September 1992 Last Shift: The Westray Mine Disaster

This report examines the controversies surrounding this accident and looks at the coal mining industry in general.
  • 1992
  • 00:10:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1992

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News in Review - April 1992 Louis Riel: Changing Perceptions

There has been perhaps no more enigmatic figure in Canadian history than Louis Riel. In leading two rebellions, in 1870 in the Red River area of present-day Manitoba and in 1885 in Saskatchewan, Riel fought for the rights of the Métis, a distinct cultural group who were the offspring of marriages between French fur traders and aboriginal women. As Canada ...
  • 1992
  • 00:16:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1992

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News in Review - March 1992 Meme: The Cost of Self-Image

The controversy over the risks of silicone breast implants is the starting point for examining cosmetic surgery, self-concept and body concept.
  • 1992
  • 00:11:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1992

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News in Review - October 1992 Merger: Canada's New Flight Plan

The merger proposal of Air Canada and Canadian International Airlines of the airline industry in Canada and the economic implications of such a merger.
  • 1992
  • 00:15:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1992

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