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CBC’s Current Affairs and Documentary Programming: November 19-25, 2018

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documentary Channel **Premiere, documentary Channel original featured at HotDocs, won Rogers Audience award for best doc at the festival Transformer Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 9 p.m. ET/PT In the summer of 2015, former U.S. Marine and world-record weightlifter Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski was publicly outed as transgender. The reaction was swift: her sponsors abandoned her, she was disowned by her parents and …

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Dynasties, the Brand New Original BBC Series Presented by Sir David Attenborough, to Premiere on BBC Earth in Canada on Saturday, November, 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

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BBC Earth is bringing its Canadian audiences the Canadian premiere of Dynasties, a highly anticipated landmark series presented by Sir David Attenborough that promises the most intense and gripping wildlife footage to date. Set to debut this Fall, the brand new five-part series from the creators of Planet Earth II, follows five of the world’s most celebrated but endangered animals …

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Myth-Busting Documentary Exposes The Real T.Rex

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Tyrannosaurus rex is the most terrifying predator to have ever stalked the planet. But have we misunderstood this bloodthirsty giant? Was T.rex more than just a lumbering lizard, and instead a sophisticated and complex creature? Find out on CBC’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki: The Real T.Rex, premiering Sunday, October 21 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), as we …

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VICE Series THE HUNT FOR THE TRUMP TAPES WITH TOM ARNOLD Lands in Canada October 20, on MTV and CraveTV

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MTV and CraveTV announced today the exclusive Canadian premiere of the headline-making docu-series THE HUNT FOR THE TRUMP TAPES WITH TOM ARNOLD. On Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 p.m. ET, both services are pumping out four, back-to-back episodes of the half-hour series, followed by two episodes on October 27, and wrapping November 3, with the final two episodes. The eight-episode …

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CBC Documentary Chronicling The Final Year Of Gord Downie’s Life, Finding The Secret Path, Premieres October12

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CBC today announced the broadcast premiere of FINDING THE SECRET PATH, a one-hour documentary featuring never-before-seen footage of the last year of Gord Downie’s life while he worked to bring Chanie Wenjack’s story to Canadians. Marking the first anniversary of Downie’s death and the 52nd anniversary of Wenjack’s death in October, FINDING THE SECRET PATH will premiere on Friday, October …

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W5’s Hour-Long Documentary Special LOVE & LEGACY: THE ROB STEWART STORY Explores the Life and Final Work of the Canadian Filmmaker and Conservationist, Saturday, Oct. 6 on CTV

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Ahead of the highly anticipated theatrical release of the Bell Media Original Documentary Sharkwater Extinction, the final work by the late Canadian filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart, W5 takes viewers behind the scenes with LOVE & LEGACY: THE ROB STEWART STORY, a one-hour documentary special on the creation of Stewart’s final film, airing this Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. …

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The Superfood Chain, a TVO Original doc by Ann Shin, world premiere, Oct 8

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THE SUPERFOOD CHAIN explores how the global industry affects food security for farmers and fishers around the world. Shot in 4K, this gorgeous documentary follows filmmaker Ann Shin as she meets families in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Philippines, and Haida Gwaii whose lives have changed since the superfood boom. Every year, the western world is introduced to new ‘superfoods’ that boast extraordinary …

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Canadian Premiere of Dynasties, the Brand New Original BBC Series Presented by Sir David Attenborough, Coming to BBC Earth in Canada this Fall

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BBC Earth is bringing its Canadian audiences the Canadian premiere of Dynasties, a highly anticipated landmark series, produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit and presented by Sir David Attenborough. Set to debut this Fall, the brand new five-part series from the creators of Planet Earth II, follows five of the world’s most celebrated but endangered animals as they do …

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W5 Presents Undercover Investigation into Multi-Million Dollar Auto Theft Crime Ring in 53rd Season Premiere, This Saturday, Sept. 22 on CTV

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Canada’s most-watched documentary series and North America’s longest-running investigative series W5 returns for a 53rd season of ground-breaking investigative storytelling, this Saturday Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV, the CTV GO app, and CTVNews.ca. In the premiere episode, W5 Host and Managing Editor Kevin Newman delivers “Hot Wheels”, investigating new and shocking car theft techniques and following the …

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New Bell Media Original Documentary YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY to Mark 9/11 Anniversary with September 11 Premiere on HBO Canada

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HBO Canada will present the world television premiere of YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY on the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Tuesday, September 11, at 9 p.m. ET, it was announced today. The poignant new 84-minute Bell Media Original Documentary tells the story of how a small community in Gander, Newfoundland welcomed more than 6,500 …