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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 replacing The National and The Journal, which were separate programs at 10:00 PM (The National handled news, The Journal was this type of program, albeit with a heavy emphasis on the arts), with a combined program at 9:00 PM; this failed for a number of reasons and The National returned by 1995 (though The Journal never did due to the death of its' lead anchor Barbara Frum).


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