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 Japan: Tarnished Miracle

Japan, the second most powerful economy in the world, now faces a growing financial crisis – bad loans, bankruptcies and a government debt that is one of the largest in the world. This program examines just how the Japanese miracle lost its lustre and the factors that will shape the country's future: a changing work ethic; a rapidly aging population; the ...
  • 1997
  • 00:18:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Cyber-bullying

They are the latest weapons in a bully's arsenal — computers and the Internet. For many teenagers, the web is like a second home where they go to talk and catch up with friends. But for some, that home isn't so safe these days because bullies have been coming to call. Hiding behind the anonymity of the Internet, cyber-bullies are ...
  • 2002
  • 00:14:23
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Teacher Guide(s)

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

The National What We Eat

In North America, food is a multi-billion dollar a year industry encompassing everything from advertising to production to sales. Everyone needs food. The biggest paradox is this: we’ve known for 100 years what we should be eating, and now we know even more about what we’re eating. So why then, in a culture that focuses on thin, is obesity on ...
  • 2006
  • 00:44:52
  • 9-12
  • 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

The National North of 60: Life in the North – Traditions and Culture (Part 1 of 2)

The first of the two-part North of 60 series is comprised of five short documentaries that examine the traditional world of the Inuit and the efforts being made to preserve their unique cultural heritage. 
  • 2005
  • 00:39:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National North of 60: Life in the North – Real Challenges, Real Life (Part 2 of 2)

The second of the two-part North of 60 series is comprised of six short documentaries that look at modern day life and the harsh realities of living in the North, exploring such issues as housing, health care and the high cost of living.
  • 2005
  • 00:35:06
  • 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 Kindness of Strangers: Volunteerism in Canada

Volunteering is participating as a citizen in your society, but in Canada it's a tradition sadly in trouble. What are the reasons for the decline? The first part of this documentary discusses the fundamentals of recruiting volunteers and problems that can arise in the process. A variety of volunteers from across the country express the satisfaction and enjoyment they've discovered ...
  • 2002
  • 00:25:55
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Teacher Guide(s)

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

The National Back to School in Afghanistan

Recently 1.5 million students went back to school in Afghanistan, in a country welcoming peace for the first time in years, but where images of war are still present in the classroom. The conditions are appalling, but the students are anxious for some kind of normal routine. Education is the government's number one post-war priority. But the big question is: ...
  • 2002
  • 00:22:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Hana's Suitcase

The story of Hana's suitcase, made into an award-winning radio documentary and children's book, tells the harrowing true tale of the owner of the suitcase, Hana Brady, who died at Auschwitz in 1944 at age 13. In 2000, the Tokyo Holocaust Education and Resource Center acquired the suitcase, but no information about Hana came with it. Its director, Fumiko Ishioka, ...
  • 2003
  • 00:26:04
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013