CBC-TV News in Review: September 2000*

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CBC-TV News in Review: September 2000*

  • 2000 ----- color ----- 59 min ----- vhs
  • Segments: 1. Deadly Water: The Lessons of Walkerton (16 min) The tragedy that occurred in the town of Walkerton, where several people died and many more were made very sick by the presence of E. coli bacteria in the municipal water supply, is not only an important and ongoing news story but is also a case study for resource management at the most fundamental level, in the local municipality. 2. Stockwell Day's New Alliance (14 min) Stockwell Day like his predecessor Preston Manning faces the critical challenge of making a western-based party into a strong national contender against the ruling Liberals who, in the past, have been able to benefit from a political split on the right. 3. Zimbabwe: Who Owns It; Who Runs It? (14 min) In many ways the current violence, political intimidation, and the rise of a powerful opposition party to Robert Mugabe and his 20-year rule are representative of the legacy of colonialism on the continent of Africa, and the instability and excesses that often follow in the wake of independence in African nations for many years. 4. News Cameras and Privacy: In Your Face? (15 min) Canadians have always supported and respected the civil safeguards of freedom of the press and the role and responsibility of the media to act as the public's agent in providing information. However, the public's right to know and citizens' right to privacy are rights that can collide. Media organizations have been accused by critics for subscribing to the rule of "if it bleeds it leads," and some say that the thirst for pictures--an essential element of television news coverage--and the commercial needs of television news production can drive news coverage. (Closed-Captioned) (Extensive study guide available upon request) (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Africa, Canadian Studies, Cities and Towns, Communications, Environmental Studies, Political Science: African, Political Science: Canadian, Public Health and Safety, Water)