the fifth estate

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In 2015, the fifth estate continued its unrivaled tradition of investigative journalism that surprises, informs and entertains Canadians with revelations about the stories and issues they care about. Gillian Findlay exposed the hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements, marketed by a booming industry making millions marketing hope but little science. Mark Kelley investigated how universities ignore complaints by female students of sexual assaults on campus - forcing one of the largest schools in the country to apologize. Bob McKeown tracked down medical doctors who continue to practice despite documented abuses of their patients.

On the digital front, the fifth estate is now watched by millions on YouTube (the documentaries about one story alone - the plight of Amanda Todd, the B.C. teenager driven to suicide through Internet extortion and cyber-bullying - have been viewed more than 5 million times.) And the program also has the largest number of Facebook and Twitter followers among Canadian current affairs shows. For more than 40 years, CBC Television's award-winning investigative series has continued its tradition of offering viewers compelling in-depth stories, and fast-reaction investigations of ongoing events through unparalleled storytelling, production values and journalistic skill.

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Press Releases


CBC ANNOUNCES FALL BROADCAST PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING TELEVISION SERIES

CBC ANNOUNCES FALL BROADCAST PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING TELEVISION SERIES

New series SHOOT THE MESSENGER, KIM'S CONVENIENCE and THIS IS HIGH SCHOOL anchor CBC primetime lineup of distinctly Canadian storytelling Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES 2016-17 SEASON ANCHORED BY DISTINCTLY CANADIAN CONTENT

CBC ANNOUNCES 2016-17 SEASON ANCHORED BY DISTINCTLY CANADIAN CONTENT

CBC, the number-one media brand in Canada*, today announced its 2016-17 fall and winter season, featuring a uniquely Canadian slate of new and returning original drama, comedy, factual, news, documentary, sports, arts and digital content from diverse voices and perspectives. Read More »

CBC TAKES THE CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS BY STORM THIS YEAR, WINNING MORE TROPHIES ACROSS ALL CATEGORIES THAN ANY OTHER BROADCASTER

CBC TAKES THE CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS BY STORM THIS YEAR, WINNING MORE TROPHIES ACROSS ALL CATEGORIES THAN ANY OTHER BROADCASTER

Last night's Canadian Screen Awards gala presentation, which was broadcast live on CBC-TV, topped off an incredible week with CBC winning the majority of the television awards. Read More »

CBC SCORES 15 AWARDS AT THE 2016 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS OPENING NIGHT GALA

CBC SCORES 15 AWARDS AT THE 2016 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS OPENING NIGHT GALA

CBC News Network takes home two awards including Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program or Series for Rosemary Barton and Best News Anchor, National for Ian Hanomansing Read More »

CBC LEADS THE 2016 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS WITH 164 NOMINATIONS

CBC LEADS THE 2016 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS WITH 164 NOMINATIONS

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced today that CBC has received 164 nominations for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. Read More »

NEW TITLES AND RETURNING FAVOURITES HIGHLIGHT CBC-TV'S WINTER 2016 PRIME-TIME SCHEDULE

NEW TITLES AND RETURNING FAVOURITES HIGHLIGHT CBC-TV'S WINTER 2016 PRIME-TIME SCHEDULE

CBC-TV's winter programming lineup is filled with returning hit comedies, dramas and current affairs programs, as well as new titles filled with intrigue, suspense, and heart-warming moments Read More »

CBC-TV'S FALL SEASON LAUNCHES WITH EXCITING NEW PROGRAMS AND RETURNING FAVOURITES

CBC-TV'S FALL SEASON LAUNCHES WITH EXCITING NEW PROGRAMS AND RETURNING FAVOURITES

CBC-TV's Fall schedule will launch over the coming weeks, highlighted by new series, returning hits, thought-provoking news and investigative content, documentaries, and engaging arts programming Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES 2015-16 SCHEDULE

CBC ANNOUNCES 2015-16 SCHEDULE

CBC today announced the details of its 2015-16 schedule, highlighting a slate of new series, returning favourites, thought-provoking news and investigative content and marquee cultural events. Read More »

CBC NOTCHES 18 WINS OVER THE FIRST TWO NIGHTS OF THE 2015 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS

CBC NOTCHES 18 WINS OVER THE FIRST TWO NIGHTS OF THE 2015 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS

The Academy of Canadian Film & Television handed out the first Canadian Screen Awards of 2015 over the last two nights and CBC was recognized with 18 trophies Read More »

CBC NEWS' the fifth estate SPECIAL: THE FEAR WITHIN

CBC NEWS' the fifth estate SPECIAL: THE FEAR WITHIN

The special investigation airs Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT) on CBC-TV @cbcfifth On the season premiere of the fifth estate, a special investigation into the attack in Ottawa this week and the killings that have shaken the nation. Two... Read More »

CBC NEWS' the fifth estate WINS INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARD FOR DOCUMENTARY ON BANGLADESH FACTORY COLLAPSE

CBC NEWS' the fifth estate WINS INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARD FOR DOCUMENTARY ON BANGLADESH FACTORY COLLAPSE

CBC News's the fifth estate has won a 2014 International Emmy® Award for their investigation into the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh. Read More »

CBC NEWS PICKS UP 24 AWARDS AT RTDNA NATIONAL CONFERENCE

CBC NEWS PICKS UP 24 AWARDS AT RTDNA NATIONAL CONFERENCE

RTDNA Awards are one of the most prestigious broadcast awards for journalists across Canada. Read More »

CBC REVEALS LINEUP FOR 2014-15 TELEVISION SEASON, FEATURING RETURNING HITS AND 12 NEW PRIMETIME TITLES

CBC REVEALS LINEUP FOR 2014-15 TELEVISION SEASON, FEATURING RETURNING HITS AND 12 NEW PRIMETIME TITLES

CBC today announced its 2014-15 television broadcast schedule, featuring a season full of quality Canadian programming, including new series, returning hits, premiere cultural live events, sports, and award-winning news and investigative programs. Read More »

CBC Primetime Programming Returning - Season Launch 2014-2015

CBC Primetime Programming Returning - Season Launch 2014-2015

CBC Primetime Programming Returning - Season Launch 2014-2015 Read More »

MEDIA ALERT: CBC 2014-15 TELEVISION SEASON PICKUPS AND RENEWALS

MEDIA ALERT: CBC 2014-15 TELEVISION SEASON PICKUPS AND RENEWALS

CBC today confirmed a number of new and returning shows for the 2014-15 Television season. Read More »

CBC'S CURRENT AFFAIRS AND DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMMING FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 17 - 23

CBC'S CURRENT AFFAIRS AND DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMMING FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 17 - 23

The week of current affairs and documentaries on CBC's THE NATURE OF THINGS, DOC ZONE, the fifth estate, MARKETPLACE, THE PASSIONATE EYE, and documentary Channel Read More »

CBC NEWS WINS BIG AT THE CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS OPENING NIGHT GALA

CBC NEWS WINS BIG AT THE CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS OPENING NIGHT GALA

CBC received 12 awards tonight at the first of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television's Canadian Screen Awards galas. Read More »

CBC'S POST-OLYMPIC WINTER SCHEDULE FEATURES CULINARY COMPETITION SERIES RECIPE TO RICHES AND HIT COMEDY FAVOURITES MR.D AND  THE RON JAMES SHOW

CBC'S POST-OLYMPIC WINTER SCHEDULE FEATURES CULINARY COMPETITION SERIES RECIPE TO RICHES AND HIT COMEDY FAVOURITES MR.D AND THE RON JAMES SHOW

CBC brings all-new culinary competition RECIPE TO RICHES to its primetime line-up on Feb. 26. Catch comedian Gerry Dee's hilarious hidden-camera special, GERRY DEE: THE SUBSTITUTE on February 24 Read More »

CBC'S CURRENT AFFAIRS AND DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMMING FOR THE WEEK OF JAN. 20-26

CBC'S CURRENT AFFAIRS AND DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMMING FOR THE WEEK OF JAN. 20-26

The week of current affairs and documentaries on CBC's THE NATURE OF THINGS, DOC ZONE, the fifth estate, MARKETPLACE, THE PASSIONATE EYE, and documentary Channel Read More »

CBC TELEVISION REVEALS ITS WINTER SCHEDULE, HEADLINED BY THE SOCHI 2014 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES AND THREE NEW PRIMETIME SERIES

CBC TELEVISION REVEALS ITS WINTER SCHEDULE, HEADLINED BY THE SOCHI 2014 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES AND THREE NEW PRIMETIME SERIES

CBC delivers in-depth and up-to-the minute coverage of SOCHI 2014 as the Official Olympic Broadcaster Read More »

TRAGEDY IN BANGLADESH: HOW MUCH DID CANADIAN  RETAILERS KNOW?

TRAGEDY IN BANGLADESH: HOW MUCH DID CANADIAN RETAILERS KNOW?

CBC NEWS' the fifth estate UNCOVERS SOME DARK SECRETS MADE IN BANGLADESH AIRS FRIDAY, OCT. 11 AT 9 P.M. (9:30 NT) ON CBC-TV Read More »

SEASON PREMIERE: CBC NEWS' the fifth estate INVESTIGATES THE SCIENCE OF SUGAR AND ITS POSSIBLE LINKS TO DEADLY DISEASES

SEASON PREMIERE: CBC NEWS' the fifth estate INVESTIGATES THE SCIENCE OF SUGAR AND ITS POSSIBLE LINKS TO DEADLY DISEASES

THE SECRETS OF SUGAR AIRS FRIDAY, OCT. 4 AT 9 P.M. (9:30 NT) ON CBC-TV Read More »

CBC NEWS AND UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG PARTNER FOR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

CBC NEWS AND UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG PARTNER FOR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

The University of Winnipeg and CBC News are joining forces to organize an event in Winnipeg next June called "Holding Power to Account: International Conference on Investigative Journalism, Democracy, and Human Rights." Read More »

CBC IS HOME TO THE BEST CANADIAN TELEVISION THIS FALL

CBC IS HOME TO THE BEST CANADIAN TELEVISION THIS FALL

Kicking-off on September 16, CBC-TV's 2013 Fall Schedule Delivers Award-Winning Hits, Bright Stars, and Investigative Journalism That Matters Read More »

CBC TELEVISION LAUNCHES 2013-2014 SCHEDULE FEATURING NEW PRIMETIME SERIES, SOCHI 2014, AND A SLATE OF RETURNING HITS

CBC TELEVISION LAUNCHES 2013-2014 SCHEDULE FEATURING NEW PRIMETIME SERIES, SOCHI 2014, AND A SLATE OF RETURNING HITS

Visit CBC's Media Centre for synopses, press releases, hi-res images, video clips and bios: cbc.ca/mediacentre Read More »

CBC NEWS' RATE MY HOSPITAL: AN UNPRECEDENTED INVESTIGATION INTO CANADA'S BEST AND WORST HOSPITALS

CBC NEWS' RATE MY HOSPITAL: AN UNPRECEDENTED INVESTIGATION INTO CANADA'S BEST AND WORST HOSPITALS

Begins Monday, April 8 on CBC News; Launches online Wednesday, April 10; And airs on the fifth estate, Friday, April 12 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC-TV Read More »

ON CBC NEWS' the fifth estate: SNC LAVALIN'S GADHAFI CONNECTION  AND ONE WOMAN CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE

ON CBC NEWS' the fifth estate: SNC LAVALIN'S GADHAFI CONNECTION AND ONE WOMAN CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE

MISSION IMPROBABLE AIRS FRIDAY, APRIL 5 AT 9 P.M. (9:30 NT) ON CBC-TV Read More »

ON CBC NEWS'S the fifth estate: AN ECO-ENTREPRENEUR'S EXPERIMENT THAT ENRAGED SCIENTISTS AND LEFT A HAIDA VILLAGE IN B.C. ON THE DEFENSIVE

ON CBC NEWS'S the fifth estate: AN ECO-ENTREPRENEUR'S EXPERIMENT THAT ENRAGED SCIENTISTS AND LEFT A HAIDA VILLAGE IN B.C. ON THE DEFENSIVE

IRONMAN AIRS FRIDAY, MARCH 29 AT 9 P.M. (9:30 NT) ON CBC-TV Read More »

ON CBC'S the fifth estate, THE AFTERMATH OF THE JAPANESE TSUNAMI AND THE DEBRIS FIELD FLOATING TOWARDS CANADA

ON CBC'S the fifth estate, THE AFTERMATH OF THE JAPANESE TSUNAMI AND THE DEBRIS FIELD FLOATING TOWARDS CANADA

Second Wave airs on the fifth estate, Friday, March 8 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC-TV Read More »

CBC'S the fifth estate UNRAVELS THE STORY OF A FAMILY TORN APART BY MURDER IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

CBC'S the fifth estate UNRAVELS THE STORY OF A FAMILY TORN APART BY MURDER IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

The Vanishing airs on the fifth estate, Friday, March 1 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC-TV Read More »

A SKI CROSS TRAGEDY: WAS IT AN ACCIDENT?  	the fifth estate TELLS THE FULL STORY OF NIK ZORICIC'S LAST RACE

A SKI CROSS TRAGEDY: WAS IT AN ACCIDENT? the fifth estate TELLS THE FULL STORY OF NIK ZORICIC'S LAST RACE

The Last Race airs on the fifth estate, Friday, Jan. 18 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC-TV Read More »

WHAT DROVE JEFFREY DELISLE TO SPY FOR THE RUSSIANS? CBC NEWS' the fifth estate HAS AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW, AND TELLS THE FULL STORY OF THE BIGGEST SECURITY BREACH IN CANADIAN HISTORY

WHAT DROVE JEFFREY DELISLE TO SPY FOR THE RUSSIANS? CBC NEWS' the fifth estate HAS AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW, AND TELLS THE FULL STORY OF THE BIGGEST SECURITY BREACH IN CANADIAN HISTORY

The Imperfect Spy airs Friday, Jan. 11 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC-TV Read More »

COSTA CONCORDIA DISASTER EXPLAINED:  WATCH THE WORLD EXCLUSIVE, FIRST IN-DEPTH TELEVISION INTERVIEW  WITH THE SHIP'S CAPTAIN ON CBC NEWS' the fifth estate

COSTA CONCORDIA DISASTER EXPLAINED: WATCH THE WORLD EXCLUSIVE, FIRST IN-DEPTH TELEVISION INTERVIEW WITH THE SHIP'S CAPTAIN ON CBC NEWS' the fifth estate

COSTA CONCORDIA: THE CAPTAIN'S TALE airs Friday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC-TV Read More »

LUKA MAGNOTTA: FOR THE FIRST TIME, MEET THE GROUP OF ONLINE VIGILANTES WHO TRIED TO STOP A MAN THEY CONSIDERED DANGEROUS

LUKA MAGNOTTA: FOR THE FIRST TIME, MEET THE GROUP OF ONLINE VIGILANTES WHO TRIED TO STOP A MAN THEY CONSIDERED DANGEROUS

CBC NEWS' the fifth estate PRESENTS HUNTING MAGNOTTA FRIDAY, NOV. 30 AT 9 P.M. (9:30 NT) ON CBC-TV Read More »

THE MAN BEHIND THE FAÇADE - CBC'S the fifth estate PRESENTS LANCE ARMSTRONG: MASTER OF SPIN FRIDAY, NOV. 23 AT 9 P.M. (9:30 NT) ON CBC-TV

THE MAN BEHIND THE FAÇADE - CBC'S the fifth estate PRESENTS LANCE ARMSTRONG: MASTER OF SPIN FRIDAY, NOV. 23 AT 9 P.M. (9:30 NT) ON CBC-TV

Lance Armstrong was ranked amongst the world's greatest athletes with one of the most inspiring stories in modern sports. Read More »

CBC RADIO ONE'S THE CURRENT CELEBRATES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY

CBC RADIO ONE'S THE CURRENT CELEBRATES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Live from the Glenn Gould Studio on Monday, November 19th with guests Stephen Lewis, Dr. Vincent Lam, Lorna Dueck, Mary Walsh, Maher Arar and Linden Macintyre Read More »

CBC TELEVISION LAUNCHES 2013 WINTER SCHEDULE FEATURING A NEW CANADIAN CRIME DRAMA AND A SLATE OF RETURNING HITS

CBC TELEVISION LAUNCHES 2013 WINTER SCHEDULE FEATURING A NEW CANADIAN CRIME DRAMA AND A SLATE OF RETURNING HITS

Visit CBC's new Media Centre for synopses, press releases, hi-res images, video clips and bios: cbc.ca/mediacentre Read More »

MARK KELLEY'S DEBUT ON CBC'S the fifth estate: A REMARKABLE STORY OF SURVIVAL, DETERMINATION  AND LUCK IN CANADA'S NORTH

MARK KELLEY'S DEBUT ON CBC'S the fifth estate: A REMARKABLE STORY OF SURVIVAL, DETERMINATION AND LUCK IN CANADA'S NORTH

Left for Dead airs on CBC News' the fifth estate, Friday, Nov. 16 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC-TV Read More »

HOW A FRAUDULENT CLAIM TO A LOTTERY TICKET CHANGED THE RULES OF THE GAME, AND MADE A GROUP OF ORDINARY GUYS MILLIONAIRES SEVEN YEARS LATER--CBC'S the fifth estate INVESTIGATES

HOW A FRAUDULENT CLAIM TO A LOTTERY TICKET CHANGED THE RULES OF THE GAME, AND MADE A GROUP OF ORDINARY GUYS MILLIONAIRES SEVEN YEARS LATER--CBC'S the fifth estate INVESTIGATES

Lucky Seven airs on CBC News' the fifth estate, Friday, Nov. 2 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC-TV Read More »

The Courageous Lives of Whistleblowers | CBC's the fifth estate Catches Up With Those Who Dared to Speak Out

The Courageous Lives of Whistleblowers | CBC's the fifth estate Catches Up With Those Who Dared to Speak Out

Whistleblowers: Moment of Truth airs Friday, Oct. 19 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC-TV They have the courage to stand up and speak out when no one else dares, yet the popular perception of whistleblowers is they are doomed... Read More »

Canadian Woman Who Preyed on the Lonely Arrested Again for Attempted Murder | CBC'S the fifth estate Presents The Widow's Web

Canadian Woman Who Preyed on the Lonely Arrested Again for Attempted Murder | CBC'S the fifth estate Presents The Widow's Web

The Widow's Web airs Friday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC-TV New developments have materialized in a story the fifth estate first told you in 2005 about a self-made widow - Melissa Friedrich, now Millie Weeks -... Read More »

Exclusive New Revelations About The Troubled F-35 Program CBC's the fifth estate Tells The Full Story

Exclusive New Revelations About The Troubled F-35 Program CBC's the fifth estate Tells The Full Story

RUNAWAY FIGHTER airs Friday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC-TV September 25, 2012 - It could yet prove to be the most expensive defense purchase in Canadian history--$25 billion and counting. The military promises it's the best... Read More »

CBC Television Shines This Fall with Top-Notch Original Programming, Proven Acclaimed Formats and Big Canadian Stars

CBC Television Shines This Fall with Top-Notch Original Programming, Proven Acclaimed Formats and Big Canadian Stars

CBC TELEVISION SHINES THIS FALL WITH TOP-NOTCH ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING, PROVEN ACCLAIMED FORMATS AND BIG CANADIAN STARS Kicking-off on September 14, CBC-TV's 2012 Fall Schedule Delivers a Compelling Slate of New and Returning Hit Series September 12, 2012 - From captivating... Read More »

DESPITE CHALLENGES, CBC TV ANNOUNCES A STRONG ROSTER OF CANADIAN SHOWS FOR THE 2012-13 SEASON

DESPITE CHALLENGES, CBC TV ANNOUNCES A STRONG ROSTER OF CANADIAN SHOWS FOR THE 2012-13 SEASON

Buoyed by very strong ratings last season, CBC Television today announced that 14 Canadian favourites will be returning for the 2012-13 season.  ARCTIC AIR, the hit show which debuted to the largest audience for a drama in 15 years, will... Read More »

  • Program Name

    the fifth estate

  • Program Type

    Television Show

  • Appears On

    CBC

  • Genre

    CBC News & Current Affairs

  • Schedule

    Returns for season 42 Fridays @ 9 p.m. (9:30 NT), beginning Oct. 21

  • Website

    www.cbc.ca/fifth

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