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419 Fraud: W5

419 Fraud: W5

Nigerian scams are among the oldest in the book,targeting victims through faxes, e-mail and letters and promising great financial rewards in exchange...

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A Bad Road Trip (W5)

A Bad Road Trip (W5)

George Iny is a man on a mission -- to clean up the automotive world. Used cars, new cars, car mechanics -- all have been in his sights for fifteen...

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A Day to Remember: W5

A Day to Remember: W5

W5 takes viewers inside the modern world of weddings - a $4 billion-a-year industry in Canada, worldwide it\'s a $300 billion business. From wedding...

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A Quality vs Budget Guitar: Guitar Picks (Season 1)

A Quality vs Budget Guitar: Guitar Picks (Season 1)

Keith Glass, founding guitarist for Prairie Oyster, proves that a collection doesn\'t have to be pricy to be valuable, while starting on the good...

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BANKS: A USER'S GUIDE

BANKS: A USER'S GUIDE

Banks are more than just "where the money is". They offer a wide array of sometimes confusing financial services. Banks: A User's Guide helps viewers...

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Best Shot (W5)

Best Shot (W5)

When two-year-old Shayna Ockrant woke up one Saturday morning five years ago with a fever, her mom gave her a dose of acetaminophen and wasn't overly...

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Big Business, Big Union, Small Town

Big Business, Big Union, Small Town

Weyburn, Saskatchewan is a nice little city, a great place to raise kids and play hockey. The city fought hard to secure a big store that draws in...

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Blind Spots and Biases: Hidden Forces That Shape Your Decisions

Blind Spots and Biases: Hidden Forces That Shape Your Decisions

We use mental shortcuts every day to help us make decisions, and oft en we don't even realize it. This program explores fi ve mental shortcuts, or...

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BROTHERS, THE (W - 5)

BROTHERS, THE (W - 5)

The idea of retiring to paradise - somewhere warm, sunny, with no snow, ice or hard work - is a dream that's out of reach for many Canadians. But for...

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Cash, Credit and Your Future

Cash, Credit and Your Future

What are your students looking forward to? More education? A great job? A cool car? Dreams are free but achieving them takes good planning, hard work...

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CLOUD OF SUSPICION (W - FIVE)

CLOUD OF SUSPICION (W - FIVE)

W-FIVE follows up on the story of Wanda Young, whose dreams of becoming a social worker were shattered when a university falsely suspected her of...

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Con Centre: W5

Con Centre: W5

W5 goes halfway around the world to investigate the scam that targeted tens of thousands of Canadians: the CRA tax scheme, where callers pretending...

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Consumer Smarts: The Skinny On Being Savvy

Consumer Smarts: The Skinny On Being Savvy

Consumer Smarts offers tried-and-true techniques for succeeding in the real world. Do you know what to look for in a cell phone contract before...

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Cosmetics Coming Clean

Cosmetics Coming Clean

The average woman uses 12 products containing 168 unique ingredients every day.  The health effects of our long-term exposure to this chemcial...

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Credit Basics: Simple Strategies for Smart Credit

Credit Basics: Simple Strategies for Smart Credit

Did you know that bad credit can keep you from getting a job, renting an apartment, buying a car and even a cell phone? Credit can be a valuable...

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Cruel Business: W5

Cruel Business: W5

W5 goes undercover with Mercy for Animals Canada to expose horrific conditions at a milk-fed veal barn complex in Pont Rouge, just outside Quebec...

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D is for Decisions

D is for Decisions

Teens' eyes and ears are coveted by advertisers, but how do you make wise purchasing decisions? Maggie and Ethan shop for a bike and online for an...

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DANGEROUS PRESCRIPTION

DANGEROUS PRESCRIPTION

As medications assume ever-larger roles in health care, the importance of FDA approval mounts. But what do average Americans know about the FDA...

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Dead Deals: W5

Dead Deals: W5

W5\'s Victor Malarek investigates Sean O\'Brien and his Calgary consignment company, Treadz, that would offer false promises to vehicle owners. W5...

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Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century

Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century

Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century examines how mobile devices and digital media practices can empower young people to direct their own...

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DISCOUNTED DREAMS: High Hopes and Harsh Realities at America's Community Colleges

DISCOUNTED DREAMS: High Hopes and Harsh Realities at America's Community Colleges

Community Colleges represent the fastest growing segment of American higher education; their open admissions, low tuition and flexible scheduling...

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DO NO HARM (W - FIVE)

DO NO HARM (W - FIVE)

Cosmetic surgery is a lucrative business but in the commercial world of private clinics, there are few regulations - which could be putting patients...

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Easy out (W5)

Easy out (W5)

W5 examines the problems with Canada\'s Parole Supervision System and the band-aid solution of an innovative Ontario-wide squad of frontline cops who...

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Energy Trap: W5

Energy Trap: W5

W5 launches an investigation into the surging number of Canadians agreeing to pay thousands of dollars more to be comfortable in their homes than...

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Équiterre - Linking Environmental and Social Justice: Steven Guilbeault - The Green Interview Series

Équiterre - Linking Environmental and Social Justice: Steven Guilbeault - The Green Interview Series

This episode of The Green Interview features Steven Guilbeault, an author, science and environmental journalist, consultant to venture capitalists,...

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EVIL TWIN (W - FIVE)

EVIL TWIN (W - FIVE)

W-Five investigates the growing problem of identity theft which claims over eight-thousand fraud victims every year. A notorious con man tells W-Five...

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FACE VALUE

FACE VALUE

Investigations of modeling agencies reveal that many of them are nothing more than another type of organized crime. These agencies advertise for...

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Faking It: W5

Faking It: W5

This TSN/W5 investigation examines the ways in which sports fans are being deceived by fake tickets, how some sports memorabilia may not be what it...

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False Prophet (W5)

False Prophet (W5)

Curtis Malinowski is a master of illusion who has lured hundreds of victims into a web of empty promises and business opportunities. Investor after...

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Fields of Dreams: W5

Fields of Dreams: W5

Thousands of investors bought into projects to develop raw Albertan farmland with residential communities, retail developments and even hotels and...

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Food For Thought (W5)

Food For Thought (W5)

W5\'s Tom Kennedy visits a Manitoba pig farm to get a glimpse of life on the other side of the fence. Under cover video reveals a shocking reality...

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Food: Serving Up Superbrands

Food: Serving Up Superbrands

Heinz has sold baked beans since the late 1880s, and even though the recipe has remained basically the same, the company still sells ten times as...

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For The Birds: W5

For The Birds: W5

The slaughter of chickens that end up on Canadian dinner plates is supposed to be humane and efficient. But is it? Tom Kennedy investigates. Hidden...

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From Haven to Hell (W - Five)

From Haven to Hell (W - Five)

Home is where the heart is, but what happens when your haven feels more like hell? W-FIVE travelled across Canada to investigate the horrors and...

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Frontline: Is Wal-Mart Good For America?

Frontline: Is Wal-Mart Good For America?

FRONTLINE offers two starkly contrasting images: one of empty storefronts in Circleville, Ohio; the other, a sea of high rises in the South China...

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FRONTLINE: The Fish on my Plate

FRONTLINE: The Fish on my Plate

\"What fish should I eat that\'s good for me and good for the planet?\" That\'s the question bestselling author and lifelong fisherman Paul Greenberg...

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FRONTLINE: The Trouble with Chicken

FRONTLINE: The Trouble with Chicken

Every year, Salmonella causes more hospitalizations and deaths than any other foodborne illness, with about one in four pieces of raw chicken...

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Future Ways of Living: Imagining a Global Village

Future Ways of Living: Imagining a Global Village

At the World Expo in Milan, a group of global thought leaders, designers and students participate in a collaborative event organized by the Institute...

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Generation Next: Speak Up. Be Heard.

Generation Next: Speak Up. Be Heard.

In this revealing documentary, celebrated NewsHour and Frontline journalist Judy Woodruff takes viewers across the United States to examine the lives...

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Get Smart: What Consumers Need to Know

Get Smart: What Consumers Need to Know

Get smart or get stung! This ABC News program gives new meaning to "let the buyer beware" as it exposes things that some advertisers, restaurant...

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Going for Broke (W - Five)

Going for Broke (W - Five)

It is quite possibly Canada's most expensive dirty little secret. And it's happening at some of the most respected financial institutions across the...

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HEALTH CARE FRANCHISE (NOW 05/25/07)

HEALTH CARE FRANCHISE (NOW 05/25/07)

NOW travels to Kenya to investigate an enterprising idea: franchising health services and drugs in rural Africa. -American businessmen are teaming...

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HELP WANTED (W - FIVE)

HELP WANTED (W - FIVE)

While many women Katherine Whitbread's age have reached a point in life where they can settle down - with a partner, kids, in their career - this...

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House of Horrors (W5)

House of Horrors (W5)

Renovating a home is always stressful--especially if your contractor turns out to be a convicted con man. A W-FIVE investigation reveals how a...

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INVENTOR BEWARE (W - FIVE)

INVENTOR BEWARE (W - FIVE)

Susan McCormack paid an invention marketing company nearly $11,000 to help bring her idea to life. The company's claim? That she could earn up to $5...

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Just Think Twice: Free Trial Offers (W5)

Just Think Twice: Free Trial Offers (W5)

Is it really a free trial? W5 investigates fake celebrity endorsements and surprise billing that can put hundreds on your credit card. And the trail...

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Kick The Tires (W5)

Kick The Tires (W5)

Buying a used car? Then you may find sobering the findings of the Automobile Protection Association's annual survey of the automotive industry. When...

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KING CON (W - FIVE)

KING CON (W - FIVE)

Invest in a small business and before long you'll be independent and rich. That's what hundreds of investors thought when they put money into...

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Leaded Gasoline: Trading IQ for Octane

Leaded Gasoline: Trading IQ for Octane

As a gasoline additive, lead suppresses engine knock. Lead is also a well-known poison, and yet during the 1920s it was championed over safer...

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Let's Make a Deal: W5

Let's Make a Deal: W5

Calgary consumers are still more likely than not to be exposed to questionable sales tactics and advertising practices when they\'re trying to buy a...

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