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Encyclopedia > The fifth estate
The correct title of this article is the fifth estate. The initial capital letter is due to technical restrictions.

the fifth estate is a Canadian television newsmagazine, which airs on the English television network of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Its name is normally spelled in all lowercase letters. A newsmagazine, sometimes called news magazine, is a usually weekly magazine featuring articles on current events. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly known by the abbreviation CBC, is Canadas government-owned radio and television broadcaster. ...

The program has been on the air since September 16, 1975, and its primary focus is on investigative journalism. Stories from the fifth estate have been regularly exported to other television networks around the world. September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ...

Journalists associated with the show, past and present, include:

Theresa Frances Veronica Burke (Born Amy Lauren Gardener, May 11, 1956 in Toronto) is a Canadian writer, journalist and producer for the CBCs the fifth estate. Bank robber Ty Conn, the only person in the last four decades to escape over the wall from the Kingston Penitentiary, one of... Stevie Cameron (born ca. ... The Right Honourable Adrienne Louise Clarkson, PC, CC, CMM, COM, CD, LL.D (born February 10, 1939) was the Governor General of Canada from October 7, 1999 to September 27, 2005. ... Hana Gartner (born 1948 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a Canadian television journalist, who has hosted a variety of programs for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Bob McKeown is an investigative reporter with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Eric Malling (1946-1998) was a Canadian television journalist. ... Anna Maria Tremonti is a Canadian radio and television journalist, who has been featured on a variety of programs on the CBC. She has previously been a senior reporter for The National, and a host of the fifth estate. ...

Notable programs

The following articles include more detail on news reports that have aired on the fifth estate:

Bags are scanned by X-ray machine, people are scanned by metal detectors Airport security refers to the techniques and methods used in protecting airports and by extension aircraft from crime and terrorism. ... Tofik Benedictus Benny Hinn (born 1953, Jaffa, Israel) is a controversial Christian pastor. ... Rachel Marsden, right, with Bill OReilly on The OReilly Factor. ... Bill OReilly William James Bill OReilly, Jr. ... Declassified MKULTRA documents Click Project MKULTRA (also known as MK-ULTRA) was the code name for a CIA mind-control research program lasting from the 1950s through the late 1960s. ... Ayden Scheim (born Adina Scheim) is a transgendered FTM from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... John Domagoj Sola (born April 15, 1944 in Zagreb, Croatia) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Steven Truscott is a Canadian man who was convicted of murder in 1959. ... Tunagate was a 1985 Canadian political scandal involving large quantities of possibly tainted tuna that was sold to the public under order of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, John Fraser. ... Pierre Vallières Pierre Vallières (February 22, 1938 – December 23, 1998), was a founding member and intellectual leader of the terrorist group, the Front de libération du Québec and a journalist and writer of militantly polemical essays and books in support of the Quebec sovereignty movement. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
CBC News: the fifth estate - the story of the fifth estate (484 words)
VISIT the fifth estate website and learn more about the show.
For more than three decades, the fifth estate has been Canada's premier investigative documentary program, acquainting viewers with a dazzling parade of political leaders, shady characters and ordinary people whose lives were touched by triumph or tragedy.
In addition to its impact among viewers and on society, the fifth estate is also recognized by its peers.
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