Jan 9, 2015 | 45:12The Fifth Estate Putin's Long Shadow VideoClosed Captions available
The Fifth Estate Putin's Long Shadow Jan 9, 2015 | 45:12A joint investigation by the fifth estate and PBS Frontline probes Russian leader Vladimir Putin: allegations of criminal activity and corruption, with a secret personal fortune said to be in the billions. Gillian Findlay reports on the dark side of one of the most powerful men in the world.
Jan 16, 2015 | 46:38The Fifth Estate Atif Rafay Full Interview Video
The Fifth Estate Atif Rafay Full Interview Jan 16, 2015 | 46:38Atif Rafay has been in prison for half his life serving 3 consecutive life sentences for the murder of his parents and sister in 1994. If his last chance appeal applying new Supreme Court of Canada rules to his Mr. Big sting fails, he will spend the rest of his life in prison. Rafay has devoted himself to education, participating in prison university courses and teaching other inmates. One of his academic essays, “On the Margins of Freedom” was published in The Walrus in 2011. Unlike his high school friend Sebastian Burns, Rafay has kept a low profile with no known infractions while in detention. He spoke to the fifth estate’s Bob McKeown in late 2014 from inside the Monroe Correctional complex, his first media interview since his conviction in 2004. Their conversation touches on everything from Ivy League education, to his U.S. trial and his Mr. Big sting.
Nov 7, 2014 | 45:13The Fifth Estate Finding Emma VideoClosed Captions available
The Fifth Estate Finding Emma Nov 7, 2014 | 45:13A 26-year-old woman disappears from the streets of Victoria in 2012 and has never been seen since. Was it murder, suicide -- or did she want to hide? In "Finding Emma" host Mark Kelley follows a mother's determined journey to look for her daughter - and looks at how hard it is to find many of 60,000 people who are reported missing every year in Canada.
Jan 15, 2015 | 26:26The Fifth Estate The One That Got Away Video
The Fifth Estate The One That Got Away Jan 15, 2015 | 26:26In 1994 the RCMP investigated a double murder. Edmonton's Jason Dix was their prime suspect. Investigators lied and bullied Dix to get evidence. They even interrogated his four-year-old son. They still came up empty. After all that, Dix began to make comments that propelled his situation from awful to unbelievable. He started talking like a seasoned murderer and the RCMP believed him. As a result the Mounties launched the most expensive and elaborate operations in history. They even went as far as to stage a fake murder. Their purpose was to trick Dix into showing his hand.
Nov 18, 2014 | 30:44The Fifth Estate Hitman Video
The Fifth Estate Hitman Nov 18, 2014 | 30:44In 1982, the fifth estate’s Hana Gartner sat down with one of Montreal’s most notorious hitmen Donald Lavoie , to discuss how he got away with murder - and how he became a police informer.
Nov 7, 2014 | 1:26:59The Fifth Estate Just Another Missing Kid Video
The Fifth Estate Just Another Missing Kid Nov 7, 2014 | 1:26:59On July 10, 1978, 19 year-old Eric Wilson left his Ottawa home and set out alone in his van for Boulder, Colorado where he was to attend a summer course. Four days later, he called from Nebraska and told his brother he'd had trouble with the van, and promised to call the next day at five o'clock. That was the last the Wilsons ever heard from him. Just Another Missing Kid chronicles the Wilsons' search for answers and how a private detective they hired pieced together the details of Eric's disappearance, leading to the eventual arrest and conviction of two men for his murder. Just Another Kid has won many awards including the 1983 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Hosted by Ian Parker and produced by acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Zaritsky.
Sep 11, 2014 | 45:12The Fifth Estate Silence of the Labs VideoClosed Captions available
The Fifth Estate Silence of the Labs Sep 11, 2014 | 45:12With massive cuts by Ottawa to everything from food inspections to water quality and climate change and the dismissal of more than 2,000 federal scientists and researchers, some scientists have become unlikely radicals -- denouncing what they call a politically-driven war on knowledge. In Silence of the Labs, Linden MacIntyre tells their story - and what is at stake for Canadians - from Nova Scotia to the B.C. Pacific Coast and the far Arctic Circle.
Nov 10, 2014 | 18:00The Fifth Estate Mail Order Bride Video
The Fifth Estate Mail Order Bride Nov 10, 2014 | 18:00In this 1984 report Bob McKeown reports on a growing number of Canadian men who are choosing their marriage partner from a catalogue. The piece focuses on the story of Korean Yune Heue and Calgarian Ken Penny. Penny first saw Yune Heue in a catalogue entitled 'Lotus Blossoms,' one of many introduction magazines that matched Asian women with North American men. Heue travels to Calgary to meet her future husband. McKeown interviews proprietors of several introduction agencies to learn what motivates both potential brides and North American men to use mail order bride services.