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Episode Guide

  • Correspondent - Evo-lution (Episode 130)
    Episode 130:


    A look at the expectations and challenges for Bolivia's first indigenous president, Evo Morales, as Latin America continues to shift to the left.

  • Correspondent - Slum Cities (Episode 129)
    Episode 129:

    Slum Cities

    How some of the globe's one billion slum dwellers are dealing with the reality of too little space and too many people.

  • Correspondent - Looking for an Icon (Episode 128)
    Episode 128:

    Looking for an Icon

    The impact of five famous photos; 50th anniversary of World Press Photo contest.

  • Correspondent - Missing Women (Episode 127)
    Episode 127:

    Missing Women

    Why female infanticide is still a widespread practice in many parts of Asia.

  • Correspondent - Living With Illegals (Episode 126)
    Episode 126:

    Living With Illegals

    Journalist Sorious Samura lives as an illegal African immigrant from Morrocco.

  • Correspondent - Electric Seas (Episode 125)
    Episode 125:

    Electric Seas

  • Correspondent - A House to Call Home (Episode 124)
    Episode 124:

    A House to Call Home

  • Correspondent - Afghanistan (Episode 123)
    Episode 123:


  • Correspondent - Land, Gold and Women (Episode 122)
    Episode 122:

    Land, Gold and Women

  • Correspondent - Uganda's Haunted Children (Episode 121)
    Episode 121:

    Uganda's Haunted Children

    Rehabilitating former child soldiers from Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army.

  • Correspondent - (Episode 120)
    Episode 120:

    Exploring how the internet has become the lifeblood of the new al-Qaeda.

  • Correspondent - Vietnam: Hindsight (Episode 119)
    Episode 119:

    Vietnam: Hindsight

    Bill Cunningham returns to Vietnam and reflects on how the media covered the conflict.

  • Correspondent - Beyond Words (Episode 118)
    Episode 118:

    Beyond Words

    War photographers recount the occupational hazards and rewards of their careers.

  • Correspondent - Bad Medicine (Episode 116)
    Episode 116:

    Bad Medicine

    Dr. Dora Akunyilis' campaign to stop the huge counterfeit drug industry.

  • Correspondent - Haiti: Democracy Undone (Episode 115)
    Episode 115:

    Haiti: Democracy Undone

    Investigating the role of the U.S. government in the ouster of President Aristide.

  • Correspondent - Where Are the Children (Episode 114)
    Episode 114:

    Where Are the Children

  • Correspondent - The Aid Worker: Moving Mountains (Episode 113)
    Episode 113:

    The Aid Worker: Moving Mountains

    The challenge for aid organizations to get victims of the earthquake in Kashmir ready for winter.

  • Correspondent - Halton: A Reporter's Odyssey (Episode 112)
    Episode 112:

    Halton: A Reporter's Odyssey

    A portrait of the 40-year career of CBC correspondent David Halton.

  • Correspondent - Out of Ruin (Episode 111)
    Episode 111:

    Out of Ruin

    Tamils and Sinhalese come together after the tsunami.

  • Correspondent - Bribes From Baghdad (Episode 110)
    Episode 110:

    Bribes From Baghdad

    The United Nations Oil for Food scandal.

  • Correspondent - Oil for Food (Episode 109)
    Episode 109:

    Oil for Food

  • Correspondent - Broken Border (Episode 108)
    Episode 108:

    Broken Border

    The Mexican migrant.

  • Correspondent - A Ray of Light (Episode 107)
    Episode 107:

    A Ray of Light

    Former Ottawa civil servant Chandrashekar Sankurathri.

  • Correspondent - A War in Words: An Iraqi Family Diary (Episode 106)
    Episode 106:

    A War in Words: An Iraqi Family Diary

    An ordinary Iraqi family is caught up in the conflict raging in Iraq.

  • Correspondent - Blogging in Baghdad (Episode 104)
    Episode 104:

    Blogging in Baghdad

    An ordinary Iraqi family is caught up in the conflict raging in Iraq.

  • Correspondent - Correspondent (Episode 103)
    Episode 103:


    How war-torn Sri Lanka has recovered from the aftermath of the tsunami.

  • Correspondent - The Yemen Option (Episode 102)
    Episode 102:

    The Yemen Option

    Yemen tries to find a middle path between actively combating al-Qaida and placating those who are sympathetic to its ideals.

  • Correspondent - Anatomy of a Revolution (Episode 101)
    Episode 101:

    Anatomy of a Revolution

    Behind Ukraine's Orange Revolution.

  • Correspondent - Ladies First (Episode 100)
    Episode 100:

    Ladies First

    Ten years after the genocide, women have become a significant influence in Rwanda.

  • Correspondent - Exit Strategy (Episode 99)
    Episode 99:

    Exit Strategy

    The state of Iraq after the elections.

  • Correspondent - The Killer Waves (Episode 98)
    Episode 98:

    The Killer Waves

    Jeremy Bowen uncovers personal stories of British tourists, aid teams and local residents dealing with the tsunami disaster.

  • Correspondent - Ethiopia (Episode 96)
    Episode 96:


  • Correspondent - Living With Refugees (Episode 95)
    Episode 95:

    Living With Refugees

    Journalist Sorious Samura returns to Africa to discover the realities of being one of countless refugees.

  • Correspondent - Passport to Terror (Episode 94)
    Episode 94:

    Passport to Terror

    The story of a Canadian accused of participating in terrorist attacks.

  • Correspondent - Knowlton Nash (Episode 93)
    Episode 93:

    Knowlton Nash

  • Correspondent - Beyond Tears (Episode 92)
    Episode 92:

    Beyond Tears

    A look back at how Canada helped with the devastating famine in Ethiopia 20 years ago.

  • Correspondent - The Prisoner of Rangoon (Episode 91)
    Episode 91:

    The Prisoner of Rangoon

    Burmese political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • Correspondent - Gaddafi's Game (Episode 90)
    Episode 90:

    Gaddafi's Game

    Evan Williams travels to Libya to find out why the man known as Mad Dog Gaddafi is now the west's best friend.

  • Correspondent - Hostages, Inc. (Episode 87)
    Episode 87:

    Hostages, Inc.

    Paul Workman looks at hostage taking in Iraq.

  • Correspondent - Ghosts of the Berlin Wall (Episode 86)
    Episode 86:

    Ghosts of the Berlin Wall

    Joe Schlesinger finds Germany still divided 15 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

  • Correspondent - Red Lines and Deadlines (Episode 85)
    Episode 85:

    Red Lines and Deadlines

    The Shargh, Iran's reformist newspaper, must cover the news without angering the censors.

  • Correspondent - Of Fatwas and Beauty Queens (Episode 84)
    Episode 84:

    Of Fatwas and Beauty Queens

  • Correspondent - War Spin (Episode 83)
    Episode 83:

    War Spin

  • Correspondent - Iran: Raising the Veil (Episode 82)
    Episode 82:

    Iran: Raising the Veil

  • Correspondent - Iraq: Whose Country Is It Anyway? (Episode 81)
    Episode 81:

    Iraq: Whose Country Is It Anyway?

    The possible rise of fundamentalism in postwar Iraq.

  • Correspondent - Al-Jazeera Special (Episode 80)
    Episode 80:

    Al-Jazeera Special

    The controversial Arabic news channel reports on the war in Iraq from an Arab perspective.

  • Correspondent - Poison City (Episode 77)
    Episode 77:

    Poison City

    The most polluted city in the world.

  • Correspondent - AIDS: A South African Horror Story (Episode 76)
    Episode 76:

    AIDS: A South African Horror Story

  • Correspondent - The Ghost of Captain Yin (Episode 75)
    Episode 75:

    The Ghost of Captain Yin

    A murder investigation reveals corruption in French politics.

  • Correspondent - Looking for Karadzic (Episode 74)
    Episode 74:

    Looking for Karadzic

    Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is an international fugitive.

  • Correspondent - Addicted to Arms: A Will Self Investigation (Episode 72)
    Episode 72:

    Addicted to Arms: A Will Self Investigation

    Novelist Will Self investigates Britain's involvement in the sale of weapons.

  • Correspondent - Killing the Story (Episode 71)
    Episode 71:

    Killing the Story

    Ukraine President Leonid Kuchma is embroiled in a conspiracy scandal.

  • Correspondent - Suing the Pope (Episode 70)
    Episode 70:

    Suing the Pope

    The Roman Catholic Church fails to act on a priest's abuse.

  • Correspondent - Profits of Doom (Episode 69)
    Episode 69:

    Profits of Doom

    Roots of the anti-capitalist movement; flaws in global economic policy.

  • Correspondent - The Dirty War: Israel Undercover (Episode 66)
    Episode 66:

    The Dirty War: Israel Undercover

    Examining tactics and information-gathering in the Middle East.

  • Correspondent - Profits of Doom (Episode 61)
    Episode 61:

    Profits of Doom

    Roots of the anti-capitalist movement; flaws in the global economic policy.

  • Correspondent - No Compromise (Episode 60)
    Episode 60:

    No Compromise

    An Egyptian feminist accused of renouncing Islam faces imprisonment and divorce.

  • Correspondent - Blood Diamonds (Episode 58)
    Episode 58:

    Blood Diamonds

    Sierra Leone's rebels smuggle diamonds to fund their war against the government.

  • Correspondent - The Boys From Brazil (Episode 56)
    Episode 56:

    The Boys From Brazil

    A government inquiry hears allegations of corruption at high levels of Brazilian football.

  • Correspondent - Dead Men Tell No Lies (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:

    Dead Men Tell No Lies

    The Jamaican police force has a high record of killings.

  • Correspondent - Seven Days in New York (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    Seven Days in New York

  • Correspondent - Enemy Within (Episode 53)
    Episode 53:

    Enemy Within

  • Correspondent - The Slave Children (Episode 52)
    Episode 52:

    The Slave Children

    A profile of Africa's slave trade includes interviews with families and traffickers.

  • Correspondent - Allies and Lies (Episode 51)
    Episode 51:

    Allies and Lies

  • Correspondent - Near-Perfect Spy (Episode 50)
    Episode 50:

    Near-Perfect Spy

  • Correspondent - NATO's Children (Episode 47)
    Episode 47:

    NATO's Children

  • Correspondent - The Boy King (Episode 46)
    Episode 46:

    The Boy King

    In December 1999, the 17th Karmapa escapes to India from his Tibetan monastery.

  • Correspondent - Nkosi's Story (Episode 45)
    Episode 45:

    Nkosi's Story

  • Correspondent - On the Rio Beat (Episode 44)
    Episode 44:

    On the Rio Beat

    Major Antonio Carballo tries to curb crime in violent Rio De Janeiro.

  • Correspondent - Laila's Odyssey (Episode 43)
    Episode 43:

    Laila's Odyssey

    An Iraqi family's hazardous and expensive journey through Europe.

  • Correspondent - Killers Don't Cry (Episode 42)
    Episode 42:

    Killers Don't Cry

  • Correspondent - Desperately Seeking Asylum (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:

    Desperately Seeking Asylum

  • Correspondent - Ambulance to the Future (Episode 40)
    Episode 40:

    Ambulance to the Future

    Many inhabitants on the Maltese island of Gozo opposed the operation to separate conjoined twins Mary and Jodie.

  • Correspondent - Correspondent (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:


    Documentary exposing the continuing poor administration of the EU aid budget. A newly appointed EU ambassador tries to pin down where money has been spent.

  • Correspondent - Europe - Family Affairs (Episode 38)
    Episode 38:

    Europe - Family Affairs

  • Correspondent - Justice - A Greek Tragedy (Episode 35)
    Episode 35:

    Justice - A Greek Tragedy

    Heather Saunders talks to Edward Stourton about the brutal murder of her British diplomat husband Stephen last June in Athens at the hands of terrorist group 17 November.

  • Correspondent - Belarus/Ghana (Episode 34)
    Episode 34:


    The legacy of anti-Semitism in Belarus; Fetish priests in Ghana keep girls as servants.

  • Correspondent - Saddam's Bomb (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    Saddam's Bomb

    Gwynne Roberts examines the growing evidence that Saddam Hussain's regime has developed weapons which threaten stability in the region.

  • Correspondent - Death of a Priest (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    Death of a Priest

    An investigation into the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of American missionary Father John Kaiser in Kenya in August 2000.

  • Correspondent - Who is Putin? (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    Who is Putin?

    Bridget Kendall charts the story of how Russia's president Vladimir Putin came to power.

  • Correspondent - Rocketchiki (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:


    The men who hold the launch keys for nuclear weapons stored at Russia's biggest missile base.

  • Correspondent - Man From Madras (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Man From Madras

    Two men in India strive for success in the computer industry.

  • Correspondent - City of Dreams (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    City of Dreams

  • Correspondent - Who Killed Lumumba? (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    Who Killed Lumumba?

    The murder of Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba.

  • Correspondent - To Kill a Stranger (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    To Kill a Stranger

    The Basque separatists ETA.

  • Correspondent - When Peace Died (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    When Peace Died

    The Middle East.

  • Correspondent - The Haider Show (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    The Haider Show

    Allegations have been made that Haider's party used underhand methods to gain damaging information to discredit Haider's opponents.

  • Correspondent - Israel Accused (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    Israel Accused

    The story of Khiam prison in Lebanon.

  • Correspondent - Indecent Liberties (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    Indecent Liberties

    Parents and lawmakers search for a solution to pedophiles living in communities.

  • Correspondent - Sloba: The Endgame (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    Sloba: The Endgame

    Recent events in Yugoslavia lead to the fall of Milosevic.

  • Correspondent - Alaska (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:


  • Correspondent - The Scandal of Erika (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    The Scandal of Erika

    An investigation pursues what went wrong when the tanker Erika broke up and sank off the coast of Brittany.

  • Correspondent - Zimbabwe (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:


    A woman returns to her homeland, after living in London for 10 years, to see how her friends and family are coping with Zimbabwe's turbulent political climate.

  • Correspondent - The Final Battle of Yugoslavia (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    The Final Battle of Yugoslavia

    The final act in the protracted breakup of Yugoslavia unfolds in the small Adriatic nation of Montenegro.

  • Correspondent - Convoy to Moldova (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Convoy to Moldova

    Many challenges are faced when a charity tries to radically improve an orphanage.

  • Correspondent - Cuba (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:


    The mystery of the lost twenty billion pound Cuban inheritance.

  • Correspondent - Of All the Gin Joints (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Of All the Gin Joints

    The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Hong Kong undergoes renovations.

  • Correspondent - Looking for Reg (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Looking for Reg

    The murky world of tax shelters, money laundering and drugs is discovered in the Caribbean.

  • Correspondent - The Cocaine War (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    The Cocaine War

    Marxist guerrillas and radical paramilitaries fight over the cultivation of cocaine.

  • Correspondent - License to Kill (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    License to Kill

    Women in Pakistan who are perceived to have dishonored their families can be murdered with impunity.

  • Correspondent - The Corsica Rebellion (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    The Corsica Rebellion

    Violence on the Mediterranean island of Corsica.

  • Correspondent - The Other Lockerbie (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    The Other Lockerbie

  • Correspondent - Warship (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:


    Correspondent follows the USS Abraham Lincoln from the last tense days of diplomatic discussions through the outbreak of war.

  • Correspondent - Unit 731 (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Unit 731

    Victims of Japanese research during World War II seek compensation.

  • Correspondent - Belgium's X Files (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Belgium's X Files

    A Belgian woman alleges years of abuse by a pedophile network.

  • Correspondent - The Dispossessed (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    The Dispossessed

    Kabul falls during the filming of a documentary about a Taliban refugee camp.

  • Correspondent - Death Row on Trial (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Death Row on Trial

    Examines the growing concern that the US system of capital punishment is seriously flawed.

  • Correspondent - Dying to Leave (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Dying to Leave

    Tragic story of 58 Chinese refugees who died trying to come to Europe.

  • Correspondent - A Fistful of Euros (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    A Fistful of Euros

    Andrew Nickson's European Union project in Paraguay is a disturbing story.

  • Correspondent - Warship (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:


    Correspondent follows the USS Abraham Lincoln from the last tense days of diplomatic discussions through the outbreak of war.

  • Correspondent - The Ugly War: Children of Vengeance (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    The Ugly War: Children of Vengeance

    Israelis and Palestinians continue the conflict on the ground.

  • Correspondent - The Dispossessed (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    The Dispossessed

    Makaki is a refugee camp in Taliban territory near the Afghan-Iranian border.

  • Correspondent - The Magic Bean (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    The Magic Bean

    Growing the mucana bean protects against soil erosion.

  • Correspondent - Mad Cows and an Englishman (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Mad Cows and an Englishman

  • Correspondent - Caravan of Death (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Caravan of Death

    The man behind the case against Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet.

  • Correspondent - Walking the Tight China Tightrope (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Walking the Tight China Tightrope

    Chinese journalists have a daily struggle in finding the balance between the truth and "realpolitik."

  • Correspondent - Raising the Veil (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Raising the Veil

    Cultural changes have led to rising tensions in Iran.

  • Correspondent - Correspondent (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:


    News reports from the international scene.