As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
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Full Episode Transcript

Part One

West Bank Unrest/Jerusalem Watcher
Everyone saw this coming — but no one knows where it ends. After U.S. President Trump names Jerusalem the capital of Israel, there's predictable violence — but our guests can't predict what's next.

Polar Bear Video 
On a trip to Baffin Island, a member of her team took video of a starving polar bear — and a conservationist tells us she hopes what brought her to tears will get people talking about climate change. 

Part Two

Sam Seder
After a concerted campaign by an alt-right provocateur, MSNBC contributor Sam Seder was fired — but just days later, he's been taken back. 

Eclipse Eye Damage Study
 After she observed the solar eclipse with faulty glasses, a woman suffers damage to her retina — in the exact crescent shape of the eclipse itself. 

Part Three

UN Peacekeeper Deaths
In the aftermath on a deadly attacks on UN peacekeepers in Congo, a UN major tells us it's simple the 'price for peace.' 

Potted Meat 
It was always kind of uncanny. But now, it's uncanned — and some in Newfoundland and Labrador are devastated that Maple Leaf has stopped making the tins of pinkish substance known as "potted meat". 



As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Chris Harbord
Katie Geleff
Sarah Jackson
Sheena Goodyear
Samantha Lui
Kate Swoger
Jason Vermes

and Donya Ziaee

Our technicians this week are Reynold Gonsalves and Tim Lorimer. The show director this week is John McGill. Chris Howden is our writer.  

John Perry is the Senior Producer. And the Executive Producer of As It Happens is Robin Smythe.

We'd also like to thank some other people who helped us out this week: 

Mary-Catherine McIntosh in Halifax
Susan McKenzie in Montreal
Kristin Nelson in Ottawa
Craig Desson, Wayne Henning, Ashly July and Luke Williams in Toronto
Samantha Craggs in Hamilton, Ontario
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Sharon Gerein and Paul Mills in Regina, Michael O'Halloran in Calgary
and Anne Penman in Vancouver.

As It Happens will be back again on Monday. Good night, and good weekend.