CBC-TV News in Review: April 2001*

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CBC-TV News in Review: April 2001*

  • 2001 ----- color ----- 58 min ----- vhs
  • Segments: 1. Foot-and-Mouth: A Transborder Crisis (15 min) Examines the economic, political, inter-governmental, and personal implications of the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease and the frightening capability of it to spread across national borders affecting areas of study such as biology, immunology, global marketplaces, farm management and tourism. 2. Earthquakes: The West Coast Threat (14 min) Predicting earthquakes and planning emergency preparedness for such events are examined, especially for North Americans living on the West Coast of this continent. Dramatic footage of the recent earthquake in Seattle suggests the reality of the issue. 3. Re-inventing the Left in Canada (14 min) CBC reporter Keith Boag investigates the future of the New Democratic Party as well as the future of the overall left wing in Canada, which many observers are suggesting is increasingly required to pursue its political objectives outside the traditional party framework. 4. Missile Defence: A New Arms Race? (14 min) While many U.S. citizens and governmental officials believe that such a defence system will act as a deterrent, others in that country as well as in Canada and around the world present the decades-old argument that such a system will instead lead to the escalation of the development of nuclear weapons throught the world [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: (Agriculture, Canadian Studies, Economics, Geology, Pacific Northwest, Political Science: Canadian, Public Health and Safety, War and Peace)