News in Review: May 2011
Revising the History of the Americas
Scientists have long assumed that humans arrived in the Americas by crossing a land corridor in the north about 13,000 years ago. There is evidence they may have arrived long before that and by an entirely different route. This video looks at that evidence and what it could mean for the prehistor...
The Real Story of the King's Speech
The British movie, The King's Speech, is the big winner at the Academy Awards ceremony. It tells the story of King George VI's struggle to overcome a speech impediment. This video examines how much of the film is history, and how much is Hollywood.
Canadians Vote in a Spring Election
On March 25, 2011, Stephen Harper's minority Conservative government is defeated in the House of Commons. The Governor General dissolves Parliament and an election date is set for May 2nd. This video looks at the campaign, the issues and the final result.
Canada and the Afghanistan Legacy
In July, Canada's combat mission in Afghanistan will come to an end. About 2,000 soldiers stationed in Kandahar will be withdrawn and about 1,000 others will stay to train Afghan forces. This video looks at Canada's nine-year combat mission and what it managed to accomplish.