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Season 44 / Episode 1 and airs on 24 September 2018 00:00
For four decades the fifth estate has been Canada's premier investigative documentary program. Hosts Bob McKeown, Gillian Findlay and Mark Kelley continue the tradition of provocative and fearless journalism which began with Adrienne Clarkson, Warner Troyer and Peter Reilly in 1975.Each week the fifth estate brings in-depth investigations that matter to Canadians – delivering a dazzling parade of political leaders, controversial characters and ordinary people whose lives were touched by triumph or tragedy.In 2014, the fifth estate won an International Emmy® Award for its investigation into the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, titled Made in Bangladesh. For the third year in a row, the fifth estate was named Canada's Best News Information Series at the Canadian Screen Awards.
It's a dark tale of people vanishing, mystery, and suspicion of murder in Ontario's cottage country. In a joint investigation with The Walrus magazine, The Fifth Estate uncovers long-secret police documents and new details about four people who went missing two decades ago, the suspects police had in their sights and clues to what may have happened.
It's a fact that pit bulls, with their powerful jaws, can kill and maim. Google ‘pit bull attacks' if you dare. But are pit bulls born bad or do humans make them that way? Mark Kelley speaks to leading advocates for pit bulls, families of pit bull attack victims, shelter workers and doctors as he probes the sometimes disturbing debate over what to do about the pit bull.
Gillian Findlay reports on the people in Syria who risk their lives to smuggle out photographs and thousands of pages of secret official documents, hoping they will lead to the conviction of Bashar al Assad for war crimes.They are crimes a regime wants to keep secret: tens of thousands of Syrians have "disappeared" in the past six years of civil war, swept away to government prisons and detention centres to be interrogated, tortured and worse.
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