Prime Time News

A news show made up of one or more documentaries, each longer than a news segment on the nightly news. Frequently showcases investigative journalism. Also known as "newsmagazines" because of the long format of their stories.

Not to be confused with CBC Television's early-1990s experiment of running The National and The Journal back-to-back at 9:00 PM, although The Journal was a documentary program.

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Being such an iconic format, it has naturally been subjected several times to parody and satire. The most notable of these are: