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 COVID-19 may trigger potentially deadly immune response

Doctors working with COVID-19 patients say the virus may cause a deadly immune response called a cytokine storm in some patients. A team of Canadian scientists are leading research on how it could be treated.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/19/2020

The National How Apollo 11 inspires these PhD students to chase careers in aerospace

The 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing has inspired a new generation of Canadians to study space exploration and a possible return to the moon. Nick Purdon visits with female PhD students at the University of Western Ontario, where they are simulating a rover landing on the moon.
  • 2018
  • 00:10:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2020

The National Teen climate activist calls it 'movement of her generation'

Rebecca Hamilton is a 16-year-old from Vancouver who's committed everything to fight climate change. And she has thousands of peers following her example. Rebecca's story is part of the CBC News climate change series "In Our Backyard."
  • 2019
  • 00:05:51
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/15/2020

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The National Canada's role in the global race to find a COVID-19 vaccine

Canada's leading vaccine researcher and a team at the University of Saskatchewan are working around the clock to find a COVID-19 vaccine to save lives.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/01/2020

The National Flattening the curve: How to slow down coronavirus spread

Graph shows how new cases of COVID-19 can quickly overwhelm a health-care system if precautions aren't taken.
  • 2020
  • 00:00:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/31/2020

The National Family doctor uses lessons learned during SARS during COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Javed Alloo started practicing medicine during the SARS outbreak and is reminded he learned an important lesson from a patient who survived.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/30/2020

The National Sports Illustrated's burkini cover: exploitation or representation?

The 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition features supermodel Halima Aden wearing a burkini on the cover. The National's Pop Panel breaks down the complex values at play.
  • 2019
  • 00:11:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

The National The dirty business of sorting your recycling bin

Recycling is a ritual in a lot of Canadian homes, and we do it with the best intentions. But intentions in our kitchens may not be good enough.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

The National Trudeau exonerates wrongfully convicted Chief Poundmaker

In the hills of west-central Saskatchewan, on the reserve that bears the name of a revered and wrongly convicted First Nations leader, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set right a historic wrong: exonerating the Cree Chief Poundmaker and recognizing his true legacy.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

The National 'Extinction crisis' has scientists sounding the alarm over nature's rapid decline

Nature is in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over one million species of plants and animals. That's according to a United Nations report on biodiversity that says humans are the main culprit in this rapid decline.
  • 2019
  • 00:01:50
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

Teacher Guide(s)

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