As It Happens

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

Full episode transcript

Part One

FBI Memo
Dog day after Nunes. There's been a lot of barking since the release of Devin Nunes's long-awaited memo criticizing the FBI -- but our guest says it doesn't prove what Republicans said it would. 

Russia Doping Ruling
The top court in sports overturns bans on 28 Russian athletes, just days before the Olympics — and the lawyer for the whistleblower who exposed the extent of Russia's doping program finds that chilling.  

Net Neutrality Protest 
One man helpfully illustrates the online problems that will be created by the repeal of net neutrality in the U.S. — by riding his bicycle excruuuciatingly slooowly in front of frustrated drivers in Washington. 

Part Two

FairPlay Canada
A coalition of Canadian media companies want to stop online piracy once and for all — by blocking Canadians' access to certain websites.

Super Bowl Tattoo
Eddy Ferrini's shoulder blade is a visual testament to his belief in his beloved New England Patriots: he's so sure they'll win Sunday's Super Bowl that he already got a tattoo in celebration. 

Part Three

Encore: Carol Off: All We Leave Behind
Helen Mann has been hosting this week because Carol has been doing things like writing a victory speech — and delivering a victory speech. Last night, her book, "All We Leave Behind", won a major non-fiction award. And to celebrate, we'll air her recent conversation with The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti. 

Rottweiler Chicken
When it comes to Charlee the Rottweiler, Penny is totally chicken -- and not afraid at all. Which is odd because she's actually a chicken. Penny has become friends with the intimidating dog — and their owner will explain their relationship. 

As It Happens was produced this week by:

Jeanne Armstrong
Imogen Birchard
Chris Harbord
Katie Geleff
Sarah Jackson
Sheena Goodyear
Samantha Lui
Nick McCabe-Lokos
Alison Masemann
Mary Nelson
Kevin Robertson
Kate Swoger 

and Julian Uzielli

Our technicians this week are Reynold Gonsalves and Jennifer Rowley. The show director this week is John McGill. Chris Howden is our writer.  And our intern is Noushin Ziafati.

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
Ashly July, Keith Hart, Tim Lorimer, Nick McCabe-Lokos, Allan Morris, and Luke Williams — all in Toronto
Suzanne Dufresne in Winnipeg
Michael O'Halloran in Calgary
Anne Penman in Vancouver
and Sayed Najib Asil in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

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