The National

The National is Canada's destination for original journalism and stories with added depth and context from CBC News bureaus across the country and around the world. The nightly news program is led by CBC News Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge and a team of award-winning journalists, bringing Canadians the real story where and when they want it. This is where Canadians come for intelligent conversation, commentary and analysis on today's events.

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Episodes

The National Big Gamble

Gambling used to be controlled by the underworld and was known as the "wages of sin". Now it's run by government in the name of deficit reduction, with most of the money coming from Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs). Some will have you believe it is just a harmless dollar or two spent on a dream while providing jobs, revenue and ...
  • 1997
  • 00:26:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Field of Genes

The National takes a look at the promise and the peril of bioengineered food. Foods that we are eating are being genetically altered. Are these high tech foods safe? This documentary deals with the reality that more and more bio-engineered food is arriving in stores daily and consumers don't know what's been genetically altered and what's not. The issue of control ...
  • 1997
  • 00:45:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Japan: Tarnished Miracle

Japan, the second most powerful economy in the world, now faces a growing financial crisis – bad loans, bankruptcies and a government debt that is one of the largest in the world. This program examines just how the Japanese miracle lost its lustre and the factors that will shape the country's future: a changing work ethic; a rapidly aging population; the ...
  • 1997
  • 00:18:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Life Sentence: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) can lead to learning disabilities, poor judgment and antisocial behaviour. It is caused by maternal drinking during pregnancy. FAS causes permanent organic injury to the brain. One in 500 babies born in Canada suffers from this condition. Now, new research suggests our prisons are full of victims of FAS – many of them undiagnosed. A study shows ...
  • 1997
  • 00:23:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Residential Schools

Native Canadians are demanding the federal government act on recommendations of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Among the many recommendations is one that would redress a terrible injustice: residential schools. Native Canadians want to heal the wounds inflicted by those schools, but they say that can't happen until the government apologizes for its involvement and accepts responsibility. Many Native ...
  • 1997
  • 00:23:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National The Next Energy Crisis: Taking Responsibility

While average Canadians want to be environmental good-guys, they are unaware of the amount of sacrifice this will entail. In fact, per capita, Canadians are the earth's second worst producers of greenhouse gasses and it is the average household, not big industry, that is to blame. Thomas D'Aquino, a business lobbyist, describes the harsh socioeconomic cost of implementing the kind ...
  • 1997
  • 00:23:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013