QUIZ: DATING CONFIDENTIAL
February 14th is Valentine’s Day! How much do you know about love and attraction? Take our dating confidential quiz.
BACKGROUNDER: GLOBAL HAPPINESS
Which countries are ranked as the happiest in the world … is Canada in the top twelve?
THIS WEEK: (all programs are 60 minutes unless otherwise noted)
PASSIONATE EYE Monday
(Monday February 11 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
MR & MRS BIN LADEN
A strange tale of love and lust straight from the newspaper headlines, Mr. & Mrs. bin Laden tells the story of the fourth son of Osama bin Laden’s controversial marriage to a British grandmother twice his age.
Filmmaker Lynn Alleway follows this unusual couple as they embark on a fresh start together. Omar talks about the burden of his last name, what he thinks about the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center and his feelings for his father.
(Tuesday February 12 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
A na�ve apprentice and a hot, young master tailor are both interested in taking over a legendary tailor shop in Vancouver’s Chinatown, but they’ll have a hard time convincing the hard-working Wong brothers to retire.
Modernize Tailors opened in 1913, and in the 1950s Bill and Jack Wong took over from their father. Over the years, they’ve created suits for all occasions and for customers from all walks of life-from lumberjacks and new immigrants to movie stars like Sean Connery and politicians like Sam Sullivan, the Mayor of Vancouver. Now, a newer generation is looking to make their mark and take over the Modernize Tailors legacy. But will the 85-year-old Wong Brothers ever stop working?
THE FIFTH ESTATE
(Wednesday February 13 at 8pm on CBC-TV)
Benny Hinn may be the most popular personality in the Christian world today. Thousands pack arenas to see him heal the sick and the afflicted. Tens of thousands more watch his television program. Three seasons ago, reporter Bob McKeown investigated Benny Hinn’s “miracles” as well as his ministry which collects millions of dollars every year in donations.
What’s happened since then? An American senator is now investigating Hinn, requesting answers to questions about those donations and who benefits. We’ll talk to the senator, as well as to one young girl who attended one of Hinn’s shows, looking for a miracle, and find out what has happened to her since then.
(Thursday February 14 at 7:30pm on CBC-TV)
FLIGHT (30 minutes)
Explore the frontlines of science in an offbeat, entertaining, but intellectually challenging manner� a passport to a hidden and constantly evolving world of knowledge and events.
Website to come soon!
THE CONFIDENTIAL SERIES
(Thursday February 14 at 8pm on CBC-TV)
As Cole Porter put it � if “birds do it, bees do it and even educated fleas do it�why can’t we fall in love?” That question is put to matchmakers, daters, seducers and procrastinators as Dating Confidential goes inside the singles scene in Los Angeles, Toronto, New York and Singapore. The answers are surprising, outrageous and perhaps even helpful for those still trying to perfect the art of love.
(Thursday February 14 at 9pm on CBC-TV)
HOW TO BE HAPPY
Since the time of Aristotle humans have been trying to find the key to happiness, and how we can be happier. More than 35,000 books have been published on the topic, and it’s been the subject of numerous TV shows, movies and motivational seminars. Now the pursuit of happiness has become the subject of serious scientific study, and the results show there are some simple things we can all do to make ourselves even happier.
In this documentary, we’ll tell you what happiness is (and what it isn’t), help you find out how happy you are, and give you practical tips on how you can increase your happiness.
MONARCHY: THE ROYAL FAMILY AT WORK
(Wednesday February 13 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work provides unparalleled insight into the work of The Queen and other members of the Royal Family over the course of a year. From major State visits and royal tours to smaller meetings and audiences, the series offers viewers a remarkable picture of how the Monarchy operates at home and abroad and includes a photo session with the world-famous American photographer Annie Leibovitz.
(Thursday February 14 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
THE GREAT LAKES
Geologic Journey: The Great Lakes tells the story of the dramatic changes in the geologic history and landscape of this region, which has only recently taken the form of the five, great, interconnected lakes.
In this episode audiences are shown the roots of a long vanished mountain range that once rivalled the Himalayas, explore the remains of a tropical salt-water sea, and trace the story of a sudden massive flood that drowned vast areas of land. From moraines, to tarn lakes, to the majestic Niagara Falls, the topography and geology of the Great Lakes region is unparalleled, strikingly beautiful and a place of wild contrasts.
It is truly �a wild, rocky place whose grandeur and mystery drew men to commune with the spirit of the sea�a place where man is and forever will be only a visitor.�
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