Feb 12, 2015 | 43:14The Fifth Estate Karla Homolka Video
The Fifth Estate Karla Homolka Feb 12, 2015 | 43:14‘Karla Homolka,’ first aired by the fifth estate in November of 1997, is a searing investigation into a plea bargain – later dubbed ‘the deal with the devil – struck between Ontario Crown attorneys and Karla Homolka, who was ultimately convicted of manslaughter in one of Canada’s most notorious and grisly murder cases.
Apr 10, 2015 | 45:12The Fifth Estate Too Young to Lose VideoClosed Captions available
The Fifth Estate Too Young to Lose Apr 10, 2015 | 45:12A daughter, a niece, a friend. Underage girls forced into prostitution. Sexually exploited by pimps, praying on their vulnerability. Mark Kelley sits down with four teens from Edmonton and also follows the police, community and street workers as they race against time trying to prevent the young girls becoming the next murdered and missing women.
Apr 27, 2015 | 11:53The Fifth Estate The Con Who Couldn't Quit Video
The Fifth Estate The Con Who Couldn't Quit Apr 27, 2015 | 11:53the fifth estate’ revisits the life of Stephen Neeson, convicted bank-robber and prison escapee. Neeson admitted to more than 20 bank robberies, largely in Brockville and Ottawa, Ontario. In an interview, Brockville Police Chief Scott Fraser remembers Neeson as the subject of an intense multi-police force manhunt during which he became known as "The Gentleman Bank Robber" based on his good manners. Chief Scott recalls "I've never had witnesses who described the criminal as having nice eyes". When we last interviewed Neeson in 2006, he had recently made contact with his birth mother and was appearing before the National Parole Board, a rarely-filmed procedure. But when we found out in February, 2015 about His recent death in the Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre awaiting trial on another bank robbery, we sought to investigate why -- despite support and opportunities -- he seemed unable to leave his criminal life behind him.
Apr 27, 2015 | 11:54The Fifth Estate Behind the Veil Video
The Fifth Estate Behind the Veil Apr 27, 2015 | 11:54The niqab -- a face-covering veil worn by some Muslim women -- became a flashpoint on Parliament Hill this year. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said it was un-Canadian for a woman to to wear the veil during her citizenship ceremony. But one Canadian woman watched this debate from a unique perspective -- because she fought for the right to wear the veil in open court for five years during her sexual assault trial, taking the battle all the way to the Supreme Court. Known only by her initials N.S., her identity is still protected by a publication ban. But the current controversy prompted N.S., a mother of four, to speak out for the first time ever. N.S. talks to Mark Kelley about why she fought for right to the veil, offering some surprising insight into the woman behind the veil:
Apr 7, 2015 | 1:46:19The Fifth Estate The Trouble with Evan Video
The Fifth Estate The Trouble with Evan Apr 7, 2015 | 1:46:19The Trouble with Evan is a two-hour special edition of the Fifth Estate. It reveals how much harm can be done to a child by the people who love him the most. For 14 weeks cameras were placed in the home of a family in Hamilton, Ontario whose 11-year-old boy has been a problem for them since he was in kindergarten. The cameras capture the troubling, abusive and at times loving family relationship.
Mar 27, 2015 | 45:53The Fifth Estate The Boy Who Should Have Lived VideoClosed Captions available
The Fifth Estate The Boy Who Should Have Lived Mar 27, 2015 | 45:53Chazz Petrella had an idyllic childhood in Cobourg, Ontario - four siblings, loving parents, a hobby farm. But that all changed when his rages became too much for his family to handle. He was diagnosed with mental illness at age ten and was soon on the case-loads of nine agencies and services - including residential placements. Despite all of this care, Chazz committed suicide just after he turned 12. Why did a boy who seemed to have access to best of Ontario's child and youth services die?
Apr 7, 2015 | 59:58The Fifth Estate Brian Mulroney: The Unauthorized Chapter Video
The Fifth Estate Brian Mulroney: The Unauthorized Chapter Apr 7, 2015 | 59:58From 2007 .The launch of Brian Mulroney's volume of memoirs, from his boyhood in Baie Comeau, through his years in power as Prime Minister, was the publishing event of this year. But, in more than 1,000 comprehensive pages of anecdote and information there is one notable name missing - Karlheinz Schreiber - the German dealmaker at the center of the darkest chapter of Mr. Mulroney's life. In Brian Mulroney: The Unauthorized Chapter, Linden MacIntyre and a fifth estate team report new revelations about the relationship between the two men as well as details about the attempt to cover the trail of the $300,000 the former Prime Minister received from Schreiber.
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.