Julian Sher is the Senior Producer of CBC's the
fifth estate, Canada's premier investigative TV program.
website for updates on our complete 2014-2015 season
OF THE FIFTH ESTATE
To celebrate our 40 years on the air,
we did something we’ve never done before :
turn the cameras on ourselves. It’s been quite
a journey producing more than 2,000 stories.
Now's your chance to find out how we did it.
YOUNG TO LOSE
Underage girls forced into prostitution, sexually exploited
by pimps praying on their vulnerability. Who are these teens?
Mark Kelley sits down with four young women from Edmonton
and finds out how they were targeted, recruited,
and groomed into the sex trade.
THE EYE OF THE STORM
Three people recently caught in the eye of a storm
of headlines and controversy: A woman who went to the
Supreme Court to fight for her right to wear the niqab;
a career criminal who just couldn't quit robbing banks;
and the rise and fall of Senator Mike Duffy.
BOY WHO SHOULD HAVE LIVED
Chazz Petrella had an idyllic childhood. But he was diagnosed
with mental illness at age ten and was eventually on the files
of nine agencies and services - including residential placements.
Despite all of this care, he committed suicide just after he turned 12.
His parents are now calling for an inquest into his death.
AND THE JUDGE
He is the only judge in Canadian history to be convicted of murder.
In a candid interview from behind bars at a maximum security prison
where he is serving a life sentence for killing his wife, Jacques Delisle
tells fifth estate host Mark Kelley that he is not guilty of murder.
PAIN GAME: DRUGS, DOCTORS
AND PRO SPORTS
The untold story of prescription drug
abuse in pro sports and the role of
DAYS: THE MOHAMED FAHMY STORY
A world exclusive TV interview with
the Canadian journalist on trial in Egypt
THE CAMERAS WENT AWAY
Updates on our stories about a Caribbean
casino, the Costa Concordia, ski race safety
and North Korea
A Canadian missionary in Liberia is
charged with statutory rape
FICTION: MARIJUANA IN CANADA
Why is Canada awash in pot - the money
and myths behind legalization
MOB AND MICHAEL DEGROOTE
One of Canada's richest men gets involved
in a Caribbean casino deal that goes bad
BIG STINGS: A look at the controversial police
COPS, CRIMINALS AND CONFESSIONS
sting operation invented in Canada
A joint investigation by the fifth estate
and PBS’ Frontline reveals a darker
criminal side of Russia's leader.
THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS
The never before told story of Amanda Todd's
accused online stalker and the global police hunt for him.
UNMAKING OF JIAN GHOMESHI
Did his stardom blind people to what was going on?
CBC insiders tell the story of what really happened.
A BOY NAMED MOSES
He was only five years old when his adoptive
parents decided they didn't want him anymore …
so they gave him away to a complete stranger – on the Internet.
They were just witnesses to a murder, pressured
by the police to change their story until the wrong man
was jailed for a crime he did not commit.
A woman disappears from the streets of Victoria GM
RECALL: THE SWITCH FROM HELL
- was it murder, suicide -- or did she want to hide?
What and when did GM and Transport Canada know
about a deadly defect that killed close to 30 people
A special commercial-free edition: the investigation
into the attack in Ottawa and the wider events behind it.
for a list of our shows from our 2013-2014 season