Marketplace, CBC – “Juicy Secrets”
Marketplace bites into breakfast and puts premium orange juice and popular take-out breakfast sandwiches to the test. About two-thirds of us have bought premium orange juice in the past six months, many convinced by claims of pure and natural juice, which make it seem like oranges fall off the tree into the carton. But that’s not the whole story. In Juicy Secrets Tom Harrington talks to juice lovers and an expert who wrote the book on OJ, revealing just how much it is processed – from storage in vats for months at a time, to how the companies ensure consistent flavour. We reveal what the labels don’t tell you. Plus, just about everyone’s trying to make healthier choices in the New Year. So MARKETPLACE is digging into breakfast-on-the-go, a booming business with restaurants hungry to win you over. Erica Johnson joins the morning commute in Toronto, serving up breakfast sandwiches. We crunch the numbers on the trendy take-out meals, revealing sodium, fat and calories – and better ways you can start your day.
Fifth Estate, CBC – “Mr. Big Stings: Cops, Criminals and Confessions”
It’s one of the most controversial police investigation techniques and it’s homegrown. Illegal in many other countries, including the U.S. the RCMP’s “Mr. Big sting” has recently had serious limits imposed by the Supreme Court of Canada. Cops get murder suspects to confess by posing as a criminal gang, befriending suspects and gaining their trust through odd jobs and payment. Eventually, suspects meet the crime boss, “Mr. Big” who says he can help them with any charges they have – but only if they confess first. The creator of Mr. Big, who acted as the crime boss in dozens of stings, appears on camera for the first time to defend his technique, while top defence attorney Marie Henein raises concerns about the RCMP’s methods. the fifth estate looks at three of Canada’s most infamous cases in light of the new rules and tries to find out where the truth lies when you mix Cops, Criminals and Confessions.