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 Bullied, Battered and Bruised

This powerful documentary looks at the significant psychological and physical implications of bullying, and profiles the way two schools are dealing with this difficult and pervasive problem. First, several students, parents and community members in a Manitoba town who, despite the threat of a community backlash, publicly voice their concerns about the bullying in their schools and participate in candid ...
  • 2000
  • 01:12:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Crime and Punishment: Plea Bargains & Conditional Sentencing (Part 1 of 2)

Most people believe in the saying "if you do the crime, you do the time". However, some criminals are managing to avoid jail time as a result of lawyers negotiating plea bargains and conditional sentencing. How and why these practices have been used is the subject of much controversy, a case in point being the infamous Bernado and Homolka trial. ...
  • 2000
  • 00:24:04
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Crime and Punishment: The Politics of Punishment (Part 2 of 2)

Does handing out hard time actually reduce crime? To a society that is increasingly fearful of violent crimes and views the justice system as too soft on offenders, the answer would be yes. Many politicians respond to this public opinion by playing the "get tough on crime card", a sure vote catcher. But this widely held opinion is based on ...
  • 2000
  • 00:23:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Design in Our Lives: Business Meets Aesthetics

Take a look around you. Almost everything you see started out as an idea in someone's mind. In today's fast-paced and constantly changing world the process of designing and the role of designers is being redefined. How to make objects and space around us more engaging is the job of today's designers. This program looks into the studio environments of ...
  • 2000
  • 00:16:18
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Desperate Acts: Suicide and the Elderly

We meet three people who have decided to break the silence and share their stories, speaking out about the despair that led them to try to end their lives. Seniors feeling frail, isolated and depressed are the most likely to turn to suicide. How can families, the medical community and society help those at risk?
  • 2000
  • 00:23:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Fight or Flight

The health care system in remote northern communities is in an abysmal situation. In Island Lake Reserve in Northern Manitoba, there isn't a hospital, an emergency ward or even a resident doctor. The situation is even more critical given that this community has the highest rate of diabetes in Canada, four times higher than the national average – particularly among ...
  • 2000
  • 00:24:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Hands Across the Arctic: The Deaf in Remote Communities

It is something most of us take for granted – to be heard and to hear – but for close to one million Canadians this is not the case. For the deaf, the world is not only silent, it is isolating. In this National Magazine story, we see people who feel the isolation most intensely: those who live in Canada's far north. ...
  • 2000
  • 00:24:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2013

The National Honesty Tests in the Workplace

With Canadian retailers losing a staggering $1.4 million a day to the pockets of their own staff, is the use of these tests justified? It's cheap and it's legal, but do the questions give an accurate reading? At present there are guidelines for honesty tests, but their use is voluntary and the companies giving the tests are unregulated. Decisions are ...
  • 2000
  • 00:16:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Kennewick Man

When a 9,200 year-old skeleton is accidentally discovered in Washington State, no one could have imagined that the incident would erupt into a stormy debate about the very origins of the earliest inhabitants of North America. Local Native American tribes lay claim to the remains, but scientists feel that further study is imperative to better understand the evolutionary patterns of ...
  • 2000
  • 00:11:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

The National Korea: The Forgotten War

More than 25,000 Canadians went off to fight in Korea in 1951. More than 500 of them died there. Their names are now enshrined on a memorial wall in Brampton, Ontario. They were part of a United Nations force that went off to stop North Korea when it invaded South Korea. It was called a United Nations Police Action. It ...
  • 2000
  • 00:23:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013