Studio 2

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A uniquely Ontario perspective on currrent affairs with hosts Steve Paikin and Paula Todd leading discussions and introducing stories on politics, foreign affairs, the arts, science and technology, society and sports.

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Steve Paikin interviews former premiere David Peterson about his role in the Caledonia land claim controversy.
2006
9:52

David Peterson and Caledonia

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Steve Paikin interviews former premiere David Peterson about his role in the Caledonia land claim controversy.

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In this Studio 2 field piece we take a behind the scenes tour of Rideau Hall, the Governor General's home in Ottawa
2004
4:58

Inside Rideau Hall

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In this Studio 2 field piece we take a behind the scenes tour of Rideau Hall, the Governor General's home in Ottawa

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Studio 2 explores the effects of globalization on the relations among nations. Has the international economy made national wars obsolete? In an era of globalization, where will conflicts arise, and who will fight them?
2001
26:35

Future Conflicts and Globalization

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Studio 2 explores the effects of globalization on the relations among nations. Has the international economy made national wars obsolete? In an era of globalization, where will conflicts arise, and who will fight them?

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Studio 2 profiles East coast writer Alistair MacLeod after he made the shortlist for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, worth $172,000. He had been nominated for his novel ,No Great Mischief,.
2000
6:32

Alistair MacLeod

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Studio 2 profiles East coast writer Alistair MacLeod after he made the shortlist for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, worth $172,000. He had been nominated for his novel ,No Great Mischief,.

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Paula Todd hosts a Studio 2 special panel discussion on globalization, live before a student audience at the University of Toronto.
2000
54:56

Going Global: Globalization

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Paula Todd hosts a Studio 2 special panel discussion on globalization, live before a student audience at the University of Toronto.

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At least six people were arrested and three police officers injured when about 1000 anti-poverty activists charged a barricade after they were refused an audience with Premier Mike Harris.
2000
15:34

Protest on Queen's Park

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At least six people were arrested and three police officers injured when about 1000 anti-poverty activists charged a barricade after they were refused an audience with Premier Mike Harris.

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Studio 2 looks at how police use computerized composites of suspected criminals to solve crimes. They test how accurate this technology is by setting up a fake purse snatching inside of TVO's offices.
2000
4:14

Police Sketches

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Studio 2 looks at how police use computerized composites of suspected criminals to solve crimes. They test how accurate this technology is by setting up a fake purse snatching inside of TVO's offices.

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Jane Jacobs, a leading thinker and critic of urban planning and other urban issues, gives a rare television interview on the state of urban living today.
1998
16:55

Jane Jacobs on Urban Living

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Jane Jacobs, a leading thinker and critic of urban planning and other urban issues, gives a rare television interview on the state of urban living today.

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Former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein is interviewed by Steve Paikin during a 1997 trip to Ontario.
1997
11:55

Ralph Klein 1997 Interview

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Former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein is interviewed by Steve Paikin during a 1997 trip to Ontario.

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In this short TVO doc we spend a day with Toronto Children's Aid front-line worker Keith Lee as he deals with the stresses of handling multiply cases while knowing that in his job, he is making a difference.
1997
10:29

A Day in the Life of Toronto's Metro Children's Aid

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In this short TVO doc we spend a day with Toronto Children's Aid front-line worker Keith Lee as he deals with the stresses of handling multiply cases while knowing that in his job, he is making a difference.

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Steve Paikin interviews former Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Sergio Marchi about Liberal immigration policy.
1994
9:17

Interview: Sergio Marchi

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Steve Paikin interviews former Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Sergio Marchi about Liberal immigration policy.

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Ex-Lawyers: No longer smitten with practising law, many lawyers are dropping out of the profession to pursue other dreams.
1994
15:13

Ex Lawyers

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Ex-Lawyers: No longer smitten with practising law, many lawyers are dropping out of the profession to pursue other dreams.

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