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Toronto, ON

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CBC

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CBC News correspondents take you behind the scenes as they cover the biggest events around the world. Personal stories from our reporters who were there while the story was breaking.

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English


Episodes

Secrets in Sport: Mark Tewksbury and the 1992 Olympics

7/29/2016
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Mark Tewksbury on gold medals and gay athletes.

From Tragedy to Champion: Chantal Petitclerc and the 2008 Paralympics

7/22/2016
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From a childhood accident to a Paralympic champion, and one of Canada’s most decorated athletes.

Inside the Munich Massacre: Byron MacDonald and the 1972 Olympics

7/4/2016
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Inside the Munich Massacre and one of the worst terrorist attacks in Olympic history.

ICYMI: Keith Boag: Tear Gas and “The Talk”. Ferguson 2014

6/17/2016
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Keith Boag is there as tempers flare and tear gas flies in Ferguson, Missouri over the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

Coming up and recommending Love Me

6/17/2016
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Back Story producer Cesil Fernandes recommends the new CBC original podcast Love Me.

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee: Mark Lee and Muhammad Ali, 1987.

6/6/2016
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The champ. The great one. Mark Lee’s Back Story on his exclusive interview with Muhammad Ali.

The Stolen Game: Karina LeBlanc, Soccer and the 2012 Olympics

4/27/2016
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Heartbreak, a questionable call and what some call a stolen game. Canada’s longest serving female soccer player takes you back to the field and the London 2012 Olympics.

ICYMI: Cremations and Car Batteries. Adrienne Arsenault, Nepal 2015

4/26/2016
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Adrienne Arsenault travels to Nepal in the wake of the worst earthquake that country has seen in more than 80 years.

From hero to zero in 9.79 seconds: Scott Russell and the 1988 Seoul Olympics

2/4/2016
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Scott Russell’s Back Story on the Ben Johnson doping scandal and the dirtiest race in history.

Be right back...

1/17/2016
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Back Story will return in a few weeks with more stories, more correspondents and more podcasts.

The boy on the beach: Gillian Findlay, 2015

1/10/2016
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The photo seen around the world, and the family left mourning. From Istanbul, Gillian Findlay’s Back Story “The boy on the beach”.

Escape from Egypt: Mohamed Fahmy, 2013

1/3/2016
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After spending more than 400 days in an Egyptian prison, this is Mohamed Fahmy's Back Story.

Extra: What does reconciliation mean to you?

12/30/2015
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Connie Walker’s Back Story on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission inspired a group of grade 7 and 8 students in Saskatoon to reflect on what reconciliation means to them. Here’s their stories, as told to the CBC’s Leisha Grebinski.

Back Story Extra: GroundTruth

12/27/2015
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This week David Common shares an episode of "Ground Truth" an original podcast co-produced by WGBH in Boston and The GroundTruth Project.

The Power of the Pope: Steven D’Souza and the papal conclave, 2013

12/20/2015
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Steven D’Souza was there as thousands cheered, white smoke bellowed and a new pope was chosen.

Connie Walker and the first­hand legacy of residential schools.

12/14/2015
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Connie Walker has reported extensively on Canada’s residential schools, but she’s also seen the effects on her family first hand.

Benazir Bhutto: Over the decades. Carol Off, 1986

12/7/2015
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In 1986, Carol Off sold most of her belongings to buy a plane ticket to Pakistan with the hope of interviewing future Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. A hijacking, an uprising and a reunion decades later, this is Carol’s Back Story.

Airstrikes, bank robbers and a golden toilet: David Common and the Iraq Invasion, 2003

11/30/2015
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As coalition troops marched into Iraq, and Saddam Hussein fell from power, the CBC’s David Common was there.

The rise and fall of Stephen Harper: Susan Lunn and the Federal Election, 2015

11/23/2015
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From his first mandate as Prime Minister to his party’s devastating loss in the last federal election, Susan Lunn gives you an inside look at the rise and fall of Stephen Harper.

The earthquake and the aftermath: David Gutnick, Haiti, 2010

11/16/2015
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The earthquake in Haiti killed thousands of people, turned buildings to rubble and made David Gutnick question the role of a journalist.
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