Feb 28, 2013
Richard III: King in the Car Park airs March. 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
JFK: The Lost Bullet airs March 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God repeats March 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
CBC News Network’s THE PASSIONATE EYE presents new documentaries on recent discoveries into the mysterious deaths of Richard III and JFK, and repeats a groundbreaking documentary on the controversy surrounding the Catholic Church and the Pope as he steps down from power. On March 3, Richard III: King in the Car Park tells the full inside story of the quest to find Richard III’s remains. On March 10, JFK: The Lost Bullet presents newly restored home movies of the shooting and eyewitness testimony that casts fresh light on the infamous assassination. On March 2nd, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God repeats on THE PASSIONATE EYE, telling a shocking story of cover-ups and abuse of power in the Catholic Church.
Richard III: King in the Car Park
Sunday, March 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network
A Canadian relative and eccentric fans of the long-lost king are the key to solving the mystery behind the final burial place of England’s infamous hunchback king. What started as a wild goose chase stunned the world when Richard III’s skeleton was found under a car park in Leicester, England.
Richard III: King in the Car Park reveals the full inside story of the quest for Richard III and the remarkable CSI investigation used to confirm the skeleton’s identity, including a DNA test with one of Richard’s only surviving relatives—a Canadian.
The discovery of the body and the battery of scientific tests used to establish its identity were carried out in complete secrecy. The film—made by the only team allowed to follow the scientists—tells every twist and turn of the story, unveiling a brand new facial reconstruction made from the skull and revealing the results of the final DNA test that confirms the body’s identity.
Michael Ibsen, the nephew of Richard III and Phillipa Langley, a member of the Richard III society, whose passionate pursuit led to the dig, both of whom are featured in the film are available for interviews.
JFK: The Lost Bullet
Sunday, March 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network
Can conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the so-called “lost bullet” be debunked? Investigators use newly restored home movies of the shooting and exclusive eyewitness testimony to try to solve the mystery of President Kennedy’s assassination 50 years later.
JFK: The Lost Bullet takes an unprecedented look at the assassination. For the first time ever, the eyewitness home movies of the day undergo high resolution restoration. Never before have these shocking images been seen with such clarity. Do these films support any evidence of a conspiracy? What happened to the “lost bullet” - the first of three shots believed to have been fired that day? A team of pioneering investigators unlocks the secrets to these eyewitness films and tries to make sense of what actually took place on that tragic day in November, 1963.
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
Saturday, March 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network (originally aired Sunday, Feb. 17)
Director Alex Gibney exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, through the bare ruined choirs of Ireland’s churches, all the way to the highest office of the Vatican.
By investigating the secret crimes of a charismatic priest who abused over 200 deaf children in a school under his control, the film shows the face of evil that lurks behind the smiles and denials of authority figures and institutions who believe that because they stand for good they can do no wrong.
The film documents the first known public protest against clerical sex abuse in the U.S. - long before the crisis in Boston, a struggle of more than three decades that ultimately led to a lawsuit against the Pontiff himself. These heroes, four deaf young men, set out to expose the priest who abused them and so many others by trying to make their voices “heard”. Their investigation helped to uncover documents from the secret Vatican Archives that shows the Pope - who must operate within the mysterious rules of the Roman Curia - as both responsible and helpless in the face of evil.
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