The National

The National is CBC's flagship news program, featuring in depth and original journalism, with hosts Adrienne Arsenault and Ian Hanomansing in Toronto, Rosemary Barton in Ottawa, and Andrew Chang in Vancouver.

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Episodes

The National Al Qaeda's Family

The family is that of Ahmed Said Khadr, a longtime associate of Osama Bin Laden. With Khadr shot dead in a firefight, one child shot in the spine and paralyzed, and one shot in the face and imprisoned in Guantanamo, Cuba, other family members speak out about their direct ties to Al Qaeda. There are exclusive interviews in Pakistan with ...
  • 2004
  • 01:07:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Baby Sign Language

Canadian parents are discovering a new way to talk to their babies – with their hands. Witness how toddlers are being taught to "speak" with their hands and discover the wondrous communication between parent and child that unfolds before the camera. This feature is full of parent testimonials, expert advice and new information about the minds of babies.
  • 2004
  • 00:09:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Ipperwash, Dudley George and Police Surveillance

In January 2004, CBC News obtained surveillance videotapes taken by Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers in September 1995 at Ipperwash Provincial Park. The recordings were made as Aboriginal protesters from the Stony Point First Nation occupied the park, and in one tape police officers can be heard making racist remarks about the protesters. These remarks were recorded the day before police moved ...
  • 2004
  • 00:02:40
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/03/2014

The National Made in Canada

They manufacture misery – factories of workers bent over their sewing machines as they eke out a subsistence wage. They are exhausted and exploited, but this is no third-world scene. These sweatshops exist in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Canadian laws are being broken at a number of plants. Go undercover with reporter Frédéric Zalac as he infiltrates two sweatshops to ...
  • 2004
  • 00:20:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Sleeping with the Elephants

It wasn't always the case, but after years of poaching and encroaching, ecotourism has arrived in Kenya. Big time. It's because the people who live near the lions, rhinos and zebras have seen the benefits of saving the animals and are learning to share their space.
  • 2004
  • 00:22:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Youth At Risk

A series of short documentaries profiling three communities and their solutions to the rising tide of youth crime. The first two documentaries explore the community of Malvern, Onatrio, which gained a reputation because of high murder rates. Local residents have developed community strategies to dispel the area’s negative image. The final documentary is a profile of Pathways to Education, a ...
  • 2004
  • 00:21:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013