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the fifth estate (HD)

the fifth estate (HD)

For four decades the fifth estate has been Canada's premier investigative documentary program. Hosts Bob McKeown, Gillian Findlay, Mark Kelley and Habiba Nosheen continue the tradition of provocative and fearless journalism which began with Adrienne Clarkson, Warner Troyer and Peter Reilly in 1975.

Each week brings in-depth investigations about issues that matter to Canadians, delivering a dazzling parade of controversial characters and ordinary people whose lives were touched by triumph or tragedy. In the season premiere, the fifth estate is in Iraq on the frontlines of the war against ISIS.

Bob McKeown explores the real consequences of Canada's 'top secret' military campaign. Viewers will meet soldiers, Good Samaritans, and a young man who is ready to risk everything to tell his story about life in a town occupied by ISIS. Closer to home is the poignant story of a mother who lost one son and is now feverishly trying to save another. Mark Kelley has the story of a young couple who must make a fateful decision about the baby that was taken away from them.

For more information, please visit:

cbc.ca/fifth | Facebook.com/thefifthestate | @cbcfifth


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This program belongs to the following categories:

  • Documentary

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