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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News in Review - May 1999 Aftermath: Return and Reconstruction

There is little doubt that the war in Yugoslavia and Kosovo is a conflict not restricted to that region alone. This episode examines the complexity of the international response, both military and humanitarian, and the global balance of power that has shifted significantly as a result of the conflict. But it is perhaps the international response to the refugee situation ...
  • 1999
  • 00:12:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1999

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News in Review - December 1999 Air Canada: One National Airline

For months the public drama of an attempted hostile takeover of both of Canada’s major airlines by a third party was played out daily. Like an auction at which valued family property was for sale to the highest bidder, the prospective sale was watched on nightly newscasts by Canadians who waited while the power brokers of the three major players ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1999

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News in Review - October 1999 Catastrophe in Turkey: Building Faults

In the modern age, natural disasters are international as well as national affairs — far-reaching in their impact. In the case of the horrendous earthquake in Turkey—in a year of terrible earthquakes, especially a subsequent one in Taiwan — nations from the world community rushed to provide assistance once again. But it was not just human lives that this disaster ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1999

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News in Review - September 1999 Children in Trouble: Guns in Schools

The occurrence of gun-related violence in schools on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border has once again prompted questions about a "culture of violence" in North American society, which some say has become an integral part of the school community. It is quite normal for schools, as public institutions, to reflect changing values and mores in society as a whole, ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1999

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News in Review - October 1999 Chinese Boat People: Human Cargo

In a nation that was built by people escaping harsh conditions in search of a better life, immigration and refugee policies have been issues about which many Canadians often feel ambivalent or perplexed. When illegal migrants land on our shores unexpectedly and under harsh conditions, our principles and sympathies can be severely put to the test. Determining what is the ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1999

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News in Review - November 1999 Crisis in Russia: Civil Unrest

In this report, which examines the latest in a series of crises that Russia has faced, especially since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, we look at the country’s attempt to grapple with what Russian leaders refer to as Islamic fundamentalists stirring up trouble in southern republics, and what others refer to as civil war. The violence and bombings in ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1999

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News in Review - February 1999 Desert Fox: Degrading Saddam Hussein?

Despite Saddam Hussein’s defeat in the 1990 Persian Gulf War, the continuing international economic sanctions, and the recent 70-hour air attack by the United States and Britain, Iraq’s dictator still hangs on to power. At the same time, his chief international opponent, U.S. President Bill Clinton, faces a different attack on his own power base. For news watchers, it has ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1999

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News in Review - February 1999 Down on the Farm: Crisis in Agriculture

As an industry, farming has placed Canada in the forefront of developed nations, and historically, farm products have been among our major exports. But the Canadian family farm has also been a social institution in and of itself, as anyone who has ever spent time at one of Canada’s many agricultural exhibitions knows. This News in Review report examines how ...
  • 1999
  • 00:10:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1999

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News in Review - November 1999 East Timor: Free At Last?

CBC foreign correspondent Patrick Brown takes us to this former part of Indonesia where highly coveted oil and gas reserves have consistently heightened tensions in the area and exacerbated violent repression, lootings and killings, in particular by the Indonesian army and army-backed militia groups. Despite an overwhelming vote for independence by the East Timorese, Indonesian attempts to retain control have ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1999

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News in Review - December 1999 Extreme Sports: Tempting Fate?

Like most News in Review stories, this analysis of the phenomenon of proliferating and increasingly dangerous “sports” is much more than what first meets the eye. This is a story about human behaviour, human needs and contemporary social values. The story asks many fundamental questions: What is the nature of sport? When is the line crossed in terms of risk ...
  • 1999
  • 00:15:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1999

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