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 America's Unsolvable Problem

In the wake of recent police killings of unarmed black men, angry protesters hit the streets of many U.S. cities. CBC reporter Paul Hunter travelled to Florida to see the proactive approach that one community is taking towards what some would call America's unsolvable problem. Like so many U.S. cities, Titusville shares a renewed frustration that America just can't get past ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/12/2015

The National Behind the Scenes of the Quebec Referendum

The 1995 Quebec referendum ended with the federalist side winning an extremely tight victory. One of the most fascinating and enduring questions of Canadian history is what would have happened if the tight vote had gone the other way? In preparation for the 20th anniversary of the referendum next year, two of Quebec's leading journalists, Chantal Hébert and Jean Lapierre, ...
  • 2014
  • 00:17:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/22/2014

The National Campus Culture: Universities and the Issue of Sexual Misconduct

Senior CBC News correspondent Susan Ormiston looks at how colleges and universities are navigating the difficult ground of sexual assault on campus and addressing charges that their institutions tolerate a "rape culture." Ormiston examines the steps taken by the University of Ottawa and Lakehead University in the wake of very public sexual misconduct scandals and speaks with young women who ...
  • 2014
  • 00:19:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/02/2014

The National Checkup on Cancer: Are We Winning the Battle?

In the time it takes to watch this short report from The National's Checkup panel, seven Canadians will find out they have cancer. Today 210 Canadians will lose their lives fighting it. Billions have been raised and spent on the battle against this deadly disease, but is anything really changing? What can we do as individuals to prevent it, what ...
  • 2014
  • 00:15:27
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/22/2014

The National D-Day 70: A Canadian Medic's Photo

D-Day and the battle at Normandy have been enshrined in thousands of photographs. In one iconic picture taken in France a few days after the historic attack, Canadian medic William Curtis helps two young French boys. Seventy years later, Curtis' daughter and grandson make the pilgrimage back to Europe to track down the truth about this poignant image.
  • 2014
  • 00:06:58
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/18/2014

The National D-Day 70: Holocaust Survivor Reunites with Rescuer

To mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, The National follows a Montreal man to Poland for an emotional reunion. Holocaust survivor Sidney Zoltak reconnects with the Polish man who, as a teenage boy, saved 11-year-old Zoltak and his family from the Nazis.
  • 2014
  • 00:15:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/18/2014

The National D-Day 70: Juno Beach Inspires Teacher

Neil Orford is one of those high school teachers you don't forget. But it is Juno Beach he wants students to remember. He is deeply committed to that place and that moment when Canadian troops landed on what will always be remembered as D-Day. "I think Juno Beach is a sacred piece of Canadian territory in another land," says the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:03:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/18/2014

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The National D-Day 70: Live Coverage

Join Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge as we relive the most memorable and poignant moments of CBC News’ coverage from Normandy of the 70th anniversary of D-Day — the day Allied forces turned the tide of World War II. This live event featured the ceremony at Juno Beach, attended by veterans and their families, students, royalty and dignitaries, and the personal ...
  • 2014
  • 00:32:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/25/2014

The National D-Day 70: Love Story

Sheila Whitten served as a Wren in the Royal Canadian Navy and is also believed to be the first Canadian to visit the main Canadian cemetery in Normandy. This is her story of love and remembrance.
  • 2014
  • 00:07:20
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/22/2014

The National D-Day 70: The Veterans

Canadian soldiers Norman Corke, Nelson Earle, John Hadley, Wally Metcalfe and Cyril Roach all took part in the Normandy campaign. They share with us their hopes, fears and memories of D-Day, one of the most important days of World War II.
  • 2014
  • 00:10:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/18/2014