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 History Lost: Canada's Historical Buildings

This program visits sites across Canada to reveal efforts being made to preserve old and not-so-old architectural treasures. New mundane buildings that don't last are replacing older and aesthetically beautiful buildings that are lost forever. The federal government has introduced tax incentives to discourage this rampant destruction. When profit is more important than aesthetics, what can be done? What price ...
  • 2001
  • 00:22:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Inside Canada's Prisons

This CBC News Special provides a thorough and straightforward portrait of how Canada deals with people who break the law: from the special handling unit where the most dangerous are held to a minimum security facility that some say is too soft; from a man who's never been in prison before to those who will spend the rest of their ...
  • 2001
  • 02:09:22
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Measuring Up: The Eugenics Debate

It is an awful choice: knowing that your unborn child may have a major physical problem, do you decide to abort? The advances of science have thrown society into a moral quandary. Genetic testing for diseases is pushing the boundaries of parental expectations. This program investigates the science and the conscience: as a society, can we decide who lives among ...
  • 2001
  • 00:24:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Saudi Arabia and the War in Afghanistan

What role does Saudi Arabia play in the war on terrorism? The House of Saud, the country's royal family, is perhaps the world's most powerful absolute monarchy. It draws all of its authority to rule from Islam, but its 4,000 family members are hardly pillars of virtue. Fundamentalists are beginning to protest the moral and financial corruption of the monarchy, ...
  • 2001
  • 00:17:27
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/22/2015

The National Sky Wars: The Changing Airline Industry

The airline industry is being pushed and squeezed in new directions. Operating costs are way up, the number of travellers is way down and those who are flying are on a hungry search for lower fares. All this is hammering the big companies like Air Canada. But it's turning into a jackpot for discount airlines. Will Air Canada's new strategy ...
  • 2001
  • 00:12:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Voices from the Brink: The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. Recently released audio recordings from October 1962 of U.S. President John Kennedy and his chief advisors allow a dramatic new look at what actually happened during those tense days. Played against dramatic footage from the era, we hear how Kennedy stood up to relentless pressure to go ...
  • 2001
  • 00:24:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013