October 2013 Archives

Legends of Magdalen

Myths and legends surround the remote Magdalen Islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. For three generations, one Madelinot family has assumed the task of researching the hundreds of sunken ship disasters from which many of these stories arise. 

Saturday, October 26, on CBC Television 
1:30 p.m. NT  |  1 p.m. AT  |  12 p.m. ET  |  10 a.m. MT  |  9 a.m. PT


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Return to Byzantium: The Art and Life of Lilian Broca

Canadian-Romanian mosaic artist Lilian Broca searches for her cultural identity and inspiration.

Watch the full episode! 

Aired: Saturday, October 19, on CBC Television
1:30 p.m. NT  |  1 p.m. AT  |  12 p.m. ET  |  10 a.m. MT  |  9 a.m. PT

Note: Return to Byzantium will not air in Ottawa, Toronto or Quebec regions. 

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The Gimli Glider: 30 Years Later

It's been 30 years since the legendary landing of an Air Canada jet that ran out of fuel over Manitoba. CBC's Reg Sherren catches up with the key players in the Gimli Glider episode.  


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Aired Saturday, October 12, on CBC Television
1:30 p.m. NT  |  1 p.m. AT  |  12 p.m. ET  |  10 a.m. MT  |  9 a.m. PT  

The Boy Who Was Bullied

At the turn of the century, in a rural corner of New Brunswick, a boy was born whose life and learning would lead him to revolutionize the nature of international law. This is the story of John Peters Humphrey, a disabled man who fought for global human rights and was the principal author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

Interwoven with John's story is that of another remarkable person. From the same small town as Humphrey, thirteen-year-old Abigail Godreau is an ambassador for War Amps and an inspiration to her peers. 

Aired Saturday, October 5, on CBC Television
1:30 p.m. NT  |  1 p.m. AT  |  12 p.m. ET  |  10 a.m. MT  |  9 a.m. PT

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