Julian Sher

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Julian Sher is the Senior Producer of CBC's the fifth estate, Canada's premier investigative TV program.

Visit our website for updates on our complete 2014-2015 season   

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SECRETS 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.

TOO 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.

IN 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.

THE 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.

MURDER 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.


THE PAIN GAME: DRUGS, DOCTORS
AND PRO SPORTS


The untold story of prescription drug
abuse in pro sports and the role of
team doctors.

400 DAYS: THE MOHAMED FAHMY STORY

A world exclusive TV interview with
the Canadian journalist on trial in Egypt

AFTER THE CAMERAS WENT AWAY

Updates on our stories about a Caribbean
casino, the Costa Concordia, ski race safety
and North Korea

SAVING DAVID WAINES

A Canadian missionary in Liberia is
charged with statutory rape

POT FICTION: MARIJUANA IN CANADA

Why is Canada awash in pot - the money
and myths behind legalization

THE MOB AND MICHAEL DEGROOTE

One of Canada's richest men gets involved
in a Caribbean casino deal that goes bad

MR. BIG STINGS:
COPS, CRIMINALS AN
D CONFESSIONS

A look at the controversial police
sting operation invented in Canada

PUTIN'S LONG SHADOW

A joint investigation by the fifth estate
and PBS’ Frontline reveals a darker
criminal side of Russia's leader.

STALKING AMANDA TODD:
THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS


The never before told story of Amanda Todd's
accused online stalker and the global police hunt for him.

THE 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.

THE INTERROGATION ROOM

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. 

FINDING EMMA

A woman disappears from the streets of Victoria
- was it murder, suicide -- or did she want to hide?  

GM RECALL: THE SWITCH FROM HELL

What and when did GM and Transport Canada know
about a deadly defect that killed close to 30 people

THE FEAR WITHIN

A special commercial-free edition: the investigation
into the attack in Ottawa and the wider events behind it.

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