The Fifth Estate, CBC – “Fearless”
“Citius, Altius, Fortius” is the Olympic motto â€“ “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” But for todayâ€™s athletes, when does pushing the envelope cross the line into recklessness and the very real risk of serious injury or death? Thatâ€™s the question to be explored Friday (February 24) at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT), as CBCâ€™s the fifth estate presents â€œFearless.â€ Family and friends â€“ and fellow freestyle skiers â€“ share personal stories and video footage of Sarah Burke, the champion skier who died last month from injuries sustained during a manoeuvre that she had done many times before but was nevertheless tricky. Danger goes hand-in-hand with sports like freestyle skiing â€“ and the combination of thrilling action and potential peril generates huge TV ratings. But are participants being pushed too far?
Marketplace, CBC – “Framed”
The materials they are made of are downright cheap. Even crafting the lenses is hardly labour-intensive. So why are prescription eyeglasses so darned expensive? In an eye-opening report, Tom Harrington focuses in on the outrageously high price of spectacles. In Framed, Friday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television, MARKETPLACE compares a pair of eyeglasses ordered online with a comparable pair purchased in an eyewear store. We send a hidden camera into a number of stores to reveal the pressure to purchase a wide range of extras, all of which further add to the price of a pair of glasses. And we document the huge disparity of choice between whatâ€™s available to people in need of glasses in British Columbia compared to other provinces â€“ and meet the Ontario optician who ended up in jail because he tried to give people the same kind of choice.
King, Global – Season 1 finale “Scout Winter”
When an anti-racist activist is assaulted, Jess discovers her prime suspect, a skinhead leader, is actually an undercover federal agent. When new evidence emerges, Jess discovers the true criminal has a more personal motive against the activist and his family.