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 Anatomy of a Revolution

After a historic 18-day wave of pro-democracy demonstrations in Egypt, President Hosni Mubarak resigned and handed over power to the military. So how did it happen? How did unarmed civilians end decades of despotic rule in a matter of days? The National's Terence McKenna was on the ground in Cairo as the government collapsed. In this special documentary, he examines the ...
  • 2010
  • 00:21:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Inside CSIS

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service is Canada’s spy agency, created to worry for us. CSIS worries that terror attacks that have struck at allies will strike here, too. It frets about nuclear plants, airports, a new surge in foreign spying, and that technology and trade secrets will land in the wrong hands. Some Canadians are concerned that CSIS worries too ...
  • 2010
  • 00:23:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Lunchbox Breakdown

Walk down the aisles of any supermarket, and you’ll notice an explosion of prepared foods for kids’ lunches. This collection of three National mini-documentaries takes a closer look at these convenient snacks and meals to find out how they stack up nutritionally. Reporter Reg Sherren profiles Alberta’s APPLE Project promoting active living and healthy eating in schools. Ian Hanomansing assesses ...
  • 2010
  • 00:23:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Restorative Justice: Capacity for Forgiveness

What are the limits of your capacity to forgive? It’s something a remarkable B.C. woman spent years considering before she made one of the most difficult decisions imaginable. Debbie Warsing not only makes peace with her stepson years after he tortured her and murdered her two small children, she even supports his bid for freedom. As Duncan McCue reports, this ...
  • 2010
  • 00:11:52
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Stolen Children: Truth and Reconciliation

June 2010 marked the first national hearing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, aimed at addressing the painful legacy of residential schools in Canada. First Nations, Métis and Inuit survivors began putting their stories on the official record, as the Commission commenced its complex work. This volume of six documentaries from The National profiles Justice Murray Sinclair, Manitoba’s first Aboriginal judge and ...
  • 2010
  • 00:40:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National The Benefits of Buying Canadian

What if you were to shop a little closer to home? Say pick a product made in Canada? Well, your purchase could make a big difference, not only to that special someone who receives it, but to those who are involved in making it. The National’s senior business correspondent, Amanda Lang, follows one Canadian product to examine the impact of purchasing ...
  • 2010
  • 00:06:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National The Cost of Living

From the grocery store to the gas station, consumers are facing some unpleasant surprises at the till. World events have triggered a big jump in the cost of oil and gas, and according to the United Nations, that could further destabilize already volatile world food markets. For Canadians, the average cost of basic necessities has been climbing steadily for months, ...
  • 2010
  • 00:15:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Who Do We Think We Are?

The face of Canada is changing rapidly. One in three Canadians will belong to a visible minority by 2031, according to Stats Can. Once largely a nation of staid rural folk, today much of our population lives in competitive, fast-paced urban centres. And our economy, like all those of developed countries, is on the brink of a major green shift. ...
  • 2010
  • 00:53:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Would You Live Here?

With housing prices in the stratosphere and the typical salary stagnating, Canadians are finding ever more diverse living spaces, particularly in dense urban areas. The National takes a tour of the new housing frontier, going inside the “village in a box” concept of many condo developments, ultra-small apartments, co-housing, shipping-container dwellings and retail-to-residential conversions. Are these viable alternatives to the typical ...
  • 2010
  • 00:24:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013