The Nature of Things


This ain’t your parents CBC. That seemed to be the message Wednesday in Toronto as Canada’s public broadcaster hosted an industry event they called “CBC Live at Massey Hall.” The hour-long stage presentation was youthful and vibrant, showcasing a Millennial-and-under vibe that made it seem more like a re-launch of Vice than a traditional broadcaster’s

If you were going to start looking for Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, you might not think to begin the journey in Edmonton, Alberta. Tell that to Stacy Schiff. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author researched much of her bestselling biography, “Cleopatra: A Life,” at the University of Alberta. “My husband’s a dyed-in-the-wool Albertan,” the Massachusetts native

Dr. David Suzuki has been hosting The Nature of Things for 40 seasons. In TV terms, that’s forever. To put it in perspective, it’s ten years longer than The Simpsons! He’d like to hand the series off to younger hands, but, as he told me the other day on the phone from his home in

Hard to believe it has been almost a year since the devastating tsunami overwhelmed the north shores of Japan. Dr. David Suzuki visited the region in December and his report back airs tonight on The Nature of Things’ “Journey to the Disaster Zone: Japan 3/11” (CBC, 8 p.m.).I screened an unmixed early cut of the special