CBC-TV News in Review: November 2000*

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CBC-TV News in Review: November 2000*

  • 2000 ----- color ----- 40 min ----- vhs
  • Segments: 1. UN Peacekeeping in the New Millennium (11 min) In September 2000, the United Nations hosted a meeting to chart a new course. Discussions focused on the past and future roles of the UN in peacekeeping; a concept and a practice that was given an historic impetus by former prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the field. 2. Margaret Atwood: A Canadian Novelist (13 min) An interview with the author reveals issues and themes related to literature in general and CanLit in particular and explores the style of the Canadian genre and of the status that Canadians ascribe to their best fiction writers. 3. The Sydney Olympics: Re-assessing the Costs (15 min) For the host city and nation, the Olympic Games can result in enormous costs and potentially significant revenues in terms of international recognition, tourism and facilities. Also looks at the return on the investment that a nation receives in terms of its athletes' performances as indicated by the number of medals won at the Games [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: (Canadian Studies, Literature, Political Science)