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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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Gordie Howe: Mr. Hockey

Gordie Howe: Mr. Hockey

From the frozen ponds of rural Saskatchewan to hockey's big league in the Motor City, Gordie Howe was perhaps the game's...

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Rethinking Riel

Rethinking Riel

Who was Louis Riel? The M├ętis leader commanded two rebellions in western Canada and was tried, convicted and hanged for ...

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Pioneers in the Sky: Bush Pilots of Canada

Pioneers in the Sky: Bush Pilo...

They were intrepid and resourceful pioneers who took to the skies: carrying passengers, mapping new territory, hauling n...

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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.