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.