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Peter Mansbridge travels to the Arctic as the search closes in on the ill-fated Franklin Expedition

Watch his reports Sept. 10 and 11, on THE NATIONAL

As the hunt for the possible locations of Sir John Franklin's long lost ships intensifies in the high Arctic, CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge travels to Canada's North to dig deeper into the story. Mansbridge's exclusive reports air on THE NATIONAL, Monday, Sept. 10 and Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Announced last month by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the expedition, led by Parks Canada, is attempting to close in on the remains of the two ships that set out in 1845 to traverse the Northwest Passage, only to disappear.

Now, new clues have been discovered--and THE NATIONAL will reveal them next week.  THE NATIONAL airs at 10 p.m. (10:30 NT) on CBC-TV, and at 9 and 11 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network.

CBC News and Radio-Canada have exclusive access as searchers use the latest underwater sonar and remote operated submersibles. CBCNews.ca/franklin offers interactive maps of Franklin's ill-fated journey, videos from inside Park Canada's research labs, photos of the new technologies used in the search, and all the latest breaking news. Plus, get analysis on Arctic politics and sovereignty battles, the growth of tourism and business in the North, and key research being conducted in the Arctic. There's also a special online video introduction narrated by Peter Mansbridge, looking at the history of the expedition and its historical significance.

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