Monday, April 9, 2012 | Categories: Coming Up |
Tuesday, April 10
THE SCREW THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
There's a secret at the heart of our modern economy: standards. Standards frame every aspect of our lives, according to Karl Turner, from the nuts and bolts that hold our material world together to life's genetic blueprint.
Wednesday, April 11
THE POWER OF COLOUR, Part 2
Red is passion and lust, courage and sacrifice. Blue is happy, or sad, or - in German - drunk. In India, yellow is said to have been made from the urine of cows, force-fed mango leaves. Cindy Bisaillon looks into the history, psychology, art, music and spirituality of colour. She uncovers the mysteries of the purple tears of sea snails, the vibrant orange of a Stradivarius violin, and the green that killed Napoleon. Part 3 airs Wednesday, April 18.
Thursday, April 12
CHINESE LAUNDRY KIDS
Chinese hand laundries used to be a fixture in every town and city. They were so common place that the occupation of "laundryman" became synonymous with the Chinese. They were socially isolated, and endured a life of drudgery and racial hostility. CBC producer Yvonne Gall explores the legacy of these Chinese pioneers through the stories of the children who grew up in their parents' laundries.
Friday, April 13
To celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of the most storied shipwreck in history, we present Dr. Joe MacInnis' 2006 documentary about film-maker James Cameron's final visit to the bottom of the Atlantic. They explore the "ship of dreams" that they originally rediscovered together.