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 Advantage Canada: Canadian Currency in a Global Marketplace

In Moncton, when CN cut thousands of jobs, the provincial government decided to follow the information highway and developed an internet infrastructure. The province preached the benefits of the infrastructure and the low Canadian dollar to Americans, and they bought it. The facts are impressing: many international firms are setting up shop across Canada. The attractions? Medicare, lower wages for ...
  • 2002
  • 00:11:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Back to School in Afghanistan

Recently 1.5 million students went back to school in Afghanistan, in a country welcoming peace for the first time in years, but where images of war are still present in the classroom. The conditions are appalling, but the students are anxious for some kind of normal routine. Education is the government's number one post-war priority. But the big question is: ...
  • 2002
  • 00:22:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Cyber-bullying

They are the latest weapons in a bully's arsenal — computers and the Internet. For many teenagers, the web is like a second home where they go to talk and catch up with friends. But for some, that home isn't so safe these days because bullies have been coming to call. Hiding behind the anonymity of the Internet, cyber-bullies are ...
  • 2002
  • 00:14:23
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

The National DNA and Cystic Fibrosis: 50 Years of Research

It's been 50 years since Cambridge scientists Francis Crick and Jim Watson unveiled the most important discovery of the 20th century: the basic structure of DNA. While it's true that their discovery opened up a world of understanding, what have we learned in that time? Has this discovery gotten us any closer to ridding humans of genetic disease? Two sisters ...
  • 2002
  • 00:12:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Emperors of Avarice: Corporate Greed

Join Rex Murphy as he reflects on the corporate scandals of Enron, WorldCom, ImClone and the downfall of various CEOs. The U.S., in Murphy’s view, is a society that has lost its ethical and moral core in the face of a hot stock market. Even the gatekeepers – auditors – were complicit in their creative accounting. Murphy asks: where did ...
  • 2002
  • 00:24:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National FAS Schools

One public school in Winnipeg is making a difference in the lives of fetal alcohol syndrom (FAS) children. Eight years ago, three women decided to challenge the stereotype and started two special classrooms for FAS students. The first thing to go was an over-stimulating classroom. They brought in soothing music, weighted blankets and vests to give them a better sense of ...
  • 2002
  • 00:12:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National In the Company of Warlords

For decades the warlords ruled Afghanistan. They destroyed what they could not own. Their legacy is everywhere. The warlords controlled every aspect of daily life before the Taliban, running their affairs through a mixture of corruption and fear. They fought each other in brutal wars, but under American guidance they finally joined together after September 11 and helped defeat the ...
  • 2002
  • 00:26:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Juice Wars

Franchising is seen as a great business opportunity, but is that really the case? Franchise owners operate under the illusion that the head office will help them, but that is not always the case. The investors in this story found themselves in a juice store franchise that turned sour and resulted in lawsuits and lost life-savings. Buying into a business ...
  • 2002
  • 00:19:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Kindness of Strangers: Volunteerism in Canada

Volunteering is participating as a citizen in your society, but in Canada it's a tradition sadly in trouble. What are the reasons for the decline? The first part of this documentary discusses the fundamentals of recruiting volunteers and problems that can arise in the process. A variety of volunteers from across the country express the satisfaction and enjoyment they've discovered ...
  • 2002
  • 00:25:55
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

The National Land of Fire: Searching for Natural Gas Hydrate

The answer to dwindling energy sources may lie beneath the snow and ice of Canada's North. A massive source of untapped natural gas under the permafrost is ready to be exploited, but technological challenges remain. Gas hydrate is methane gas trapped within a cage of ice. It contains 164 times its volume in gas. Reserves have also been found in ...
  • 2002
  • 00:19:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013