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 - January 2017 Fidel Castro: Brutal Dictator or Visionary Revolutionist?

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 ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

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

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 ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

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

This report looks at the issue of zero tolerance, reasons for violence in schools and conflict resolution.
  • 1994
  • 00:14:14
  • 13-14
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News in Review - October 1996 Conservatives in Canada: What Kind of Future?

Following the Progressive Conservative Party convention, this report examines the past, present and future of Sir John A. Macdonald's party.
  • 1996
  • 00:13:09
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News in Review - October 1996 Human Reproduction: Redefining Life

Technology and the control over human reproduction is the point of departure for examining the related controversial social and ethical issues.
  • 1996
  • 00:14:24
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News in Review - October 1996 Press Concentration: Who Controls the Message?

Following the takeover of Southam Press by Conrad Black, we explore the issue of who controls the editorial thrust of Canadian newspapers.
  • 1996
  • 00:12:30
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News in Review - March 1998 The Ice Storm: Powerless Against Nature

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 ...
  • 1998
  • 00:16:12
  • 13-14
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News in Review - March 1998 The Winter Olympics

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 ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:15
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News in Review - March 1998 Algeria: The Reign of Terror

This rare look by CBC Correspondent Paul Workman at the horror in Algeria is a reminder of the kind of news story that many television consumers have great difficulty understanding and coming to terms with. The nullification of election results in Algeria that denied power to the victorious Muslim fundamentalists and the terror that has followed in its wake have ...
  • 1998
  • 00:11:06
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News in Review - March 1998 The Pope in Cuba: Church and State

The historic visit of Pope John Paul II to the only Communist state in the Western Hemisphere is an event fraught with irony and déjà vu. Hoping to emulate his visit to Poland – which led, in part, to the dismantling of Communism in the Soviet Bloc – the Pope meets with one of the last apostles of Communism. Although ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:01
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