Link: CBC’s Secrets of the fifth estate is no mere sizzle reel

From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:

CBC’s Secrets of the fifth estate is no mere sizzle reel
In television time, 40 years is probably about half a millennium.

Over four decades, a great deal has changed in TV. There’s a lot more TV in existence, for a start. But one show that has, remarkably, continued to exist in our local landscape is the fifth estate.

Secrets of the fifth estate (CBC, 9 p.m.) is about those decades and it is to the credit of the program that it is not exactly a self-congratulatory celebration of great stories and investigations that made headlines. Nor is it sentimental about the past. Continue reading.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from countless programs. Survivor winners, Donald Trump, Jerry Bruckheimer ... he has interviewed (literally) hundreds of TV people over the course of his career. He is a past member of the Television Critics Association.
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