When the fifth estate went on air forty years ago there was nothing like it on Canadian TV. On the night of September 16, 1975 Adrienne Clarkson signed on with a shocking story about a plane crash in the High Arctic called Death at 100 Below. It would set the tone for the next four decades.
Since then, our teams have literally been everywhere on earth, shooting stories that have changed laws, brought criminals to justice, and set the wrongfully-convicted free. Along the way you might say we’ve made many friends and a few enemies.
On the occasion of our 40th birthday we thought it was time to investigate ourselves for a change – let you in on some of our adventures and misadventures over the years.
Join us as we turn the cameras on ourselves in The Secrets of the fifth estate