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 Grizzly bears threatened by trains in Banff

With the grizzly bear population at a critical low in the Banff National Park, the greatest danger the bears face is being hit by a train. This report from The National looks at remarkable efforts being made to keep remaining grizzlies safe.
  • 2017
  • 00:08:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2017

The National The Road to Tuktoyaktuk

After years of a seasonal ice road and four years of construction, there will soon be an actual road to the Arctic Ocean. Journalist David Common looks at Tuktoyaktuk, a small predominately Inuit/Inuvialuit community of 800 people used to a life centered around the land. How will easy year-long access in and out change their lives for better and worse?
  • 2017
  • 00:05:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2017

The National Free Speech Under Attack

Is free speech under fire on Canadian university campuses? Some say it's being stifled in the name of political correctness and reject the idea that speech should be limited to protect people. Others say lines need to be drawn with hate speech.
  • 2017
  • 00:15:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2017

The National ViewPoint | Why it's time for Black History Month to go

Writer Bee Quammie delves into Black History Month in Canada: "There is no benefit to treating black history like something that goes stale by March 1st, because Black Canadian history is Canadian history."
  • 2017
  • 00:02:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2017

The National Kennewick Man

When a 9,200 year-old skeleton is accidentally discovered in Washington State, no one could have imagined that the incident would erupt into a stormy debate about the very origins of the earliest inhabitants of North America. Local Native American tribes lay claim to the remains, but scientists feel that further study is imperative to better understand the evolutionary patterns of ...
  • 2000
  • 00:11:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

The National Forgotten Chinese-Canadian Fought in WWI's Battle of Hill 70

Frederick Lee was one of a few hundred young men of Chinese descent who volunteered to fight for Canada in WWI, in an era when even those Chinese-Canadians born in Canada were considered aliens and denied the right to vote. He fought in the little known but strategically crucial Battle of Hill 70. Until recently, few knew about his contributions.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

The National Women Priests

There is a growing movement toward welcoming women to serve as priests in the Catholic Church; at the same time there is increasing resistance to the idea.
  • 2017
  • 00:14:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

The National Teen photographer portrays homeless

Meet Leah Denbok, a 17-year-old photographer from Collingwood, Ontario. She spent three years walking the streets in Toronto, Barrie and Kitchener, as well as in New York City, capturing the lives of the homeless with her photos. Many of the portraits will be featured in her book, Nowhere to Call Home — Photographs and Stories of the Homeless, with all proceeds ...
  • 2017
  • 00:10:21
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2017

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The National What to know about the solar eclipse | Ask Bob

For the first time in 30 years, eclipse madness swept across the continent in summer 2017. Bob McDonald, host of CBC's Quirks & Quarks, talks about the history and science of this celestial spectacle. He also talks about why we don't have a better name for "the moon" or what might happen if a huge asteroid passed by the sun.
  • 2017
  • 00:19:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

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The National Computer Coding Concepts Explained

Algorithms, loops, "if" statements – what do they actually mean? Paul Gries, senior lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, explains these coding basics.
  • 2015
  • 00:01:45
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

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