Saturday, August 30, 2008

CBC Docs Investigate Conspiracy Theories

Not necessarily endorsed by the CIAMS. - AC


by Marija Djukic

CBC's Newsworld's The Passionate Eye will premiere "9/11 Conspiracy Files: The Third Tower" on Monday, Sept. 8 at 10 pm. It's part of a series of documentaries investigating some of the world's most persistent conspiracy theories - from 9/11 to why world oil prices have tripled in the last four years.

Oil Apocalypse Now? will debut on Monday, Sept. 15 at 10 pm. The series, filmed in 13 countries over a four-year period, reveals the myths and theories surrounding the future of the world's oil supplies.

Written and directed by acclaimed documentarian Terence McKenna, The Secret History of 9/11 will air Sunday, Sept. 7 at 10 pm. It investigates "the long, secret war waged against al Qaeda from the White House, the CIA and the FBI."

Falling Man, airing Sunday, Sept. 14 at 10 pm ET/PT, examines the story behind the photograph of a man jumping to his death from the World Trade Center. Interviewees include the photographer who shot the picture, the editors who published and then banned it, the journalists who tried to identify the man and finally members of his family.

CBC's documentaries will also include the six-episode Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work, which will begin airing on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 10 pm. The first ep looks at the daily life of Queen Elizabeth II.

As well, there will be an encore presentation of Diana's Jewels, The Passionate Eye's highest-rated documentary, on Sept. 1 at 10 pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld.

Other documentaries include Prince of Pot, on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 10 pm ET/PT; Anatomy of an Earthquake, Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 10 pm ET/PT; Walmart Nation, Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10 pm ET/PT; Toxic Legacy , Thursday, Sept. 11 at 10 pm ET/PT; The Museum (about the Royal Ontario Museum's crystal addition) on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 9 pm (9:30 NT); and The Mystery of Samuel de Champlain on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 9 pm (9:30 NT).

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