Jan 9, 2015 | 1:07The Fifth Estate Preview Putin's Long Shadow Video
The Fifth Estate Preview Putin's Long Shadow Jan 9, 2015 | 1:07He casts a long shadow over globe. Russian leader Vladimir Putin has outlasted three American presidents and is on track to stay in power until 2024. His incursions in Georgia, the Crimea and Ukraine have rattled the West, while his crackdowns inside Russia have riled his democratic opponents. But a joint investigation by the fifth estate and PBS’ Frontline reveals an even darker side to one of the most powerful leaders of the globe: allegations of criminal activity dating as far back as his early days as a top official in St. Petersburg; ties to organized crime and money-laundering activities; and a secret personal fortune said to be in the billions. Tune in January 9, 2015 at 9 PM on CBC.
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.
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 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.
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.