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 Helping through Social Media

A B.C. woman has harnessed the power of social media to help feed people in Canada's North.
  • 2016
  • 00:08:33
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/11/2017

The National "When you say Merry Christmas, you're pouring out your compassion"

Why a Sikh man wants to bring back the phrase “Merry Christmas”.
  • 2016
  • 00:04:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/11/2017

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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 Stopping the Cycle of Violence in Indigenous Communities

This report follows Krista Shore and Lani Elliott, two Indigenous women who have survived great trauma. Now they're trying to make a difference for the next generation. Shore runs a support group in North Central Regina called the Circle of Courage, and Elliott shares her life lessons in classrooms.
  • 2015
  • 00:05:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/16/2016

The National How Social Media is Shaping the U.S. Presidential Race

Social media is playing a hugely important role in the U.S. presidential race. Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's campaign teams are really trying to capitalize on the ability to track in real time what's trending, to know if their message is working. One unanswered question, however, is will the non-stop Facebook and Twitter buzz get people out to vote?
  • 2016
  • 00:05:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/21/2016

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 Margaret Macmillan on Brexit "Turning Point"

Historian Margaret MacMillan talks about the possible implications of the Brexit vote and the anger and fear that fuelled it.
  • 2016
  • 00:10:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/21/2016

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 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 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
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/19/2016