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The Passionate Eye

Season 26 2017 - 2018

  • 2017-09-23T05:00:00+01:00 on CBC News Network
  • 30 mins
  • 8 hours, 30 mins
  • Canada
  • English
  • Documentary

Festival favorites, Academy award winners, and provocative political and point-of-view documentaries that will inform, sometimes outrage, and always entertain you.

17 episodes

26x01 Diana: Her Story

  • Season Premiere

    2017-09-23T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Rarely seen conversations between Diana and her speech coach reveal the life story of the princess as she transformed from shy young bride to one of the world’s most famous women. The video sessions capture Diana at her most candid in the only known unmediated footage of her.

26x02 Ivanka Trump: America’s Real First Lady?

  • 2017-10-01T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Beautiful and successful, she’s the Trump card that softened his image and helped Trump get elected. As Assistant to the President, there’s never been a first daughter like her. But just how much power does Ivanka Trump really have?

26x03 24 Hours Inside Your Body

  • 2017-10-08T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Look inside the bodies of two ordinary people as they go about their daily lives monitored by the latest medical technology. What will they discover about their lifestyle and what will the rest of us learn about the mysteries of the human body?

26x04 Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

  • 2017-10-15T05:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Massive fraud by several of the biggest US banks took the global economy to the brink of collapse in 2008. But only one small, family-run bank was ever prosecuted for mortgage fraud. Abacus, a family-run bank in New York’s Chinatown had to defend itself and its legacy in a five-year legal battle.

26x06 North Korea: Murder in the Family

  • 2017-11-05T04:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Kim Jong-nam, the North Korean dictator's half-brother, was murdered in one of the most audacious political assassinations in history. The killers were two young women who thought they were just part of a prank show. North Korea: Murder in the Family reveals the astonishing story of a bitter family feud, secret agents & international arms dealing.

26x07 Hunting the KGB Killers

  • 2017-11-12T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The shocking political assassination of British citizen and former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko using the world’s deadliest poison takes detectives on an international manhunt leading right to the steps of the Kremlin.

26x08 Behind the Rohingya Crisis

  • 2017-11-19T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Why are some Buddhist monks inciting hate in the name of defending their faith? An award-winning reporter travels across Myanmar and examines the religious and political tensions at the root of the Rohingya refugee and humanitarian crisis.

26x09 A Very Royal Wedding

  • 2017-11-25T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the marriage of the Queen and Prince Philip in 1947, A Very Royal Wedding looks back on the day with rare colour archival footage and recreates the exquisite details - from the spectacular engagement ring to the 9-foot-high wedding cake.

26x10 Prince Harry & Meghan: Truly, Madly, Deeply

  • 2017-12-26T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

First-hand accounts by those close to the couple reveal the story of how a home-grown Hollywood girl became the first all-American British princess.

26x11 Klansville U.S.A.

  • 2017-12-10T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

As white nationalism rises in the US, Klansville U.S.A. takes a look back at the origins and history of the Ku Klux Klan.

26x12 Trump’s War on the Border

  • 2017-12-17T05:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Insight into life on the U.S.-Mexican border as Donald Trump attempts his most controversial campaign pledge - the wall. Behind the scenes with U.S. Homeland Security Customs and Border Patrol as they search for illegal migrants.