The Fifth Estate

For four decades The Fifth Estate has been Canada's premier investigative documentary program. Hosts Bob McKeown, Gillian Findlay and Mark Kelley continue the tradition of provocative and fearless journalism which began with Adrienne Clarkson, Warner Troyer and Peter Reilly in 1975.

Each week The Fifth Estate brings in-depth investigations that matter to Canadians – delivering a dazzling parade of political leaders, controversial characters and ordinary people whose lives were touched by triumph or tragedy.

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The Fifth Estate Avoidable Tragedy: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is caused when pregnant women seriously abuse alcohol, resulting in permanent damage to parts of an unborn child's brain. This cause of mental retardation is especially common among Canada's native people and the real tragedy is there is very little help available from schools and governments for these children and their families.
  • 1993
  • 00:23:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Promises of Glory

This Fifth Estate documentary tracks the successes and failures of four 16-year-old boys as they struggle to balance education, adolescence and family with careers in the Ontario Hockey League. The OHL has been considered the gateway to NHL fame and wealth. The odds are 100 to one that they will make this next step. A big gamble at this age, ...
  • 1993
  • 00:50:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/21/2020