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Thalidomide: Bitter Pills, Broken Promises

Thalidomide: Bitter Pills, Bro...

It was supposed to be a harmless sedative for expectant mothers, but instead thalidomide caused thousands of babies arou...

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David Suzuki: Scientist, Activist, Broadcaster

David Suzuki: Scientist, Activ...

For over three decades, David Suzuki has been Canada's foremost environmental conscience. From his experiments with frui...

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Butting Out: The Slow Death of Smoking in Canada

Butting Out: The Slow Death of...

Not too long ago, Canadians could smoke virtually anywhere they pleased: at work, in theatres, restaurants and even hosp...

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On This Day

1944: 91 die in sinking of HMCS Shawinigan

1944: 91 die in sinking of HMCS Shawinigan

A Second World War veteran recalls the day a German U-boat sank the ill-fated Canadian warship.

CBC Programs

Marketplace: Sea-Monkeys revealed!

Marketplace: Sea-Monke...

A skeptical mother clears up the mystery of Sea-Monkeys; baby soothers...

Great Interviews

All hell breaks loose in Kigali

All hell breaks loose ...

Dallaire gives a first-hand account of the chaos in Rwanda's capital c...

Guess Who?

Who is this young lawyer?

Who is this young lawy...

Guess who's wearing the robes of justice in this clip.