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 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

The National Canada's Shame: Illiteracy

Canada is considered one of the world’s leading countries, but our hidden shame is the 42% of our population who are illiterate. Illiteracy means many are living on the edge of poverty, unable to get ahead. With numerous roadblocks in our present federal and provincial system, what is the future for Canadians who cannot read and write? The program profiles ...
  • 2006
  • 00:22:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Beyond the Veil

Anna Maria Tremonti looks at the role of the veil and what lies beneath it in Iran. The traditional dress is being challenged by the young but never ignored. Western influence seeps into Iran.
  • 1996
  • 00:21:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Broken Harvest

Redvers, Saskatchewan is a farming town. The families that live there have been farmers for generations. But for many, this may be coming to an end. Financial hardship has hit many of the families to a point where their farms are on the verge of collapse. There simply is no money for them to continue.
  • 1999
  • 00:23:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Murder or Mercy? Euthanasia on Trial

Francine Pelletier presides over a debate on euthanasia, one of the most emotionally charged issues in Canada today. Dr. James Young, Ontario's Chief Coroner, discusses the current definition of euthanasia and we look at how other countries have grappled with this issue. Marilynne Seguin, a registered nurse and executive director of the organization Dying With Dignity, presents views favouring euthanasia. ...
  • 1995
  • 00:54:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Harvesting the City

Fashioning a new industry out of scraps, cleaning up with dirty diapers and making a meal out of leftovers: this isn't just recycling, it's a whole new way of harvesting the city. We take a look at what your garbage becomes and it's a fascinating journey. Learn about the entrepreneurs and the new industries that are turning our garbage into ...
  • 1996
  • 00:25:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Honesty Tests in the Workplace

With Canadian retailers losing a staggering $1.4 million a day to the pockets of their own staff, is the use of these tests justified? It's cheap and it's legal, but do the questions give an accurate reading? At present there are guidelines for honesty tests, but their use is voluntary and the companies giving the tests are unregulated. Decisions are ...
  • 2000
  • 00:16:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National How to Find and Keep a Job

In today's new economy, where so much is so uncertain, finding and keeping a job seems to be on everyone's mind. How does one survive in this ever-changing climate? We hear from the thinkers and gurus about the changing direction of today's job market. As you will see, education and intelligence are only part of what you need to succeed. ...
  • 1996
  • 00:29:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Life Sentence: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) can lead to learning disabilities, poor judgment and antisocial behaviour. It is caused by maternal drinking during pregnancy. FAS causes permanent organic injury to the brain. One in 500 babies born in Canada suffers from this condition. Now, new research suggests our prisons are full of victims of FAS – many of them undiagnosed. A study shows ...
  • 1997
  • 00:23:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013