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 Reporting from Inside North Korea

Outside its well-protected borders, North Korea is best known for these: a ruling family dynasty that brooks no dissent, a huge investment in weaponry (increasingly nuclear) and food shortages. CBC reporter Nahlah Ayed reflects on her visit to North Korea as a foreign journalist obliged to follow rules.
  • 2016
  • 00:09:03
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2016

The National Rex Murphy on Referendums

Rex Murphy weighs in on Brexit. Are referendums democratic or dangerous?
  • 2016
  • 00:03:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/20/2016

The National Stand-Up Comic Mines Asperger's Syndrome for Laughs

Michael McCreary is a 20-year-old comedian with Asperger's who finds solace as a stand-up comic.
  • 2016
  • 00:08:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/21/2016

The National Teaching Coding Through Robotics

A team of Harvard engineers has come up with a fun way to get kids hooked on coding. Starting with simple pictograms, students set responses to certain stimuli that determine the movements of a robot named Root. When they become comfortable working with pictures, the program introduces text-based coding. With this tool, even children who don't yet know how to ...
  • 2016
  • 00:05:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2016

Teacher Guide(s)

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

The National The Brexit Debate: A Nation Divided

Margaret Evans takes a look at the history of the EU, the impact of that tumultuous relationship in Britain and what happens if it ends — all from the point of view of British people who are deeply divided about their future.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/20/2016

The National The Year in Science

The National's science correspondent Bob McDonald talks about the scientific highlights of 2016. Stories include Donald Trump's controversial statements about climate change, Elon Musk's vision for life on Mars, efforts to cover Chernobyl 30 years after the world's worst nuclear accident, the discovery of a new planet in our solar system, using Star Trek-style technology for data encryption, nano machines ...
  • 2016
  • 00:13:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/06/2017

The National This Igloo Greenhouse Could Revolutionize Food Production in the North

A Ryerson University student has built a greenhouse on the Arctic Circle that allows people in the far North to grow fresh produce.
  • 2016
  • 00:05:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/19/2016

The National Wab Kinew on La Loche and Discrimination Against First Nations Children

Wab Kinew discusses the recent school shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan and a ruling that Canada discriminates against First Nation children.
  • 2016
  • 00:07:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

The National When Climate Change Hits Home

Lennox Island may be a canary in the coal mine when it comes to climate change. Rising sea levels, storm surges and coastal erosion threaten the very existence of the Mi'kmaq nation that calls the island home. This PEI Indigenous community is working hard to protect their land, homes, cultural artifacts, burial grounds and infrastructure.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2017