One of my favourite ‘must-watch’ CBC programs is ‘the fifth estate’. These are this week’s stories you won’t want to miss:
WELCOME TO THE FIFTH ESTATE
Join us on Wednesday March 12 at 9:00 p.m., for this story on the fifth estate:LIFE AND DEATH IN KANDAHAR
To the sound of incoming choppers carrying wounded for treatment, the fifth estate takes you where most Canadians will never go: to the critical drama at the heart of Canada’s war in Afghanistan. For four weeks, fifth estate cameras had exclusive access to Canada’s military trauma center at Kandahar Air base–think MASH unit, 21st century style– and to the medical professionals who work there, fighting their own battles at the turning point between life and death.
Wherever you stand on Canada’s Afghan mission, you will want to meet these remarkable professionals, captured with unprecedented intimacy and candour, as they work under constant pressure at the cutting edge of modern warfare.
THE LIES THAT LED TO WAR
Since the US-led invasion five years ago, the fifth estate has covered Iraq and the war on terror from virtually every angle–the military, media, intelligence, politics–revealing aspects of the story that you didn’t find anywhere else. And as we watch the US presidential campaign unfold this year–with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama calling for an immediate troop withdrawal and John McCain foreseeing an occupation that could last a hundred years, it’s well worth considering how we got to where we are today. Bob McKeown reports.
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