The Fifth Estate

For almost four decades, The Fifth Estate has been Canada's premier investigative documentary program, acquainting viewers with a dazzling parade of political leaders, shady characters and ordinary people whose lives were touched by triumph or tragedy. The tradition of provocative and courageous journalism which began with Adrienne Clarkson, Warner Troyer and Peter Reilly on September 16, 1975 continues unabated with our current team of Bob McKeown, Gillian Findlay, Mark Kelley and Habiba Nosheen.

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Episodes

The Fifth Estate Butting In: Big Tobacco Meets Big Media

An alarming investigation that exposes the corporate interests running TV news in the United States. Journalist Linden MacIntyre presents the true story behind the movie The Insider which dramatized 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace and Diane Sawyer's fight to broadcast whistleblower Dr. Jeffrey Wigand's story. Journalists, lawyers, tobacco industry experts and TV executives take sides in a story that questions journalistic ...
  • 1999
  • 00:48:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Legacy of Pain

On December 6, 1989, Marc Lépine walked into Montreal's École Polytechnique and shot 14 young women to death. The massacre shocked the world. Questions about Lépine and his motives were difficult to answer. A profile of Marc Lépine traces his upbringing and other factors that shaped his distorted world in an effort to provide some explanation for his heinous crime. ...
  • 1999
  • 00:43:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013