16×9

Sunday, February 21 – 7pm ET/PT on Global

OxyContin was touted as a miracle painkiller to Canadian doctors: pain relief with few side effects and less addictive than morphine. But soon this drug, known on the streets as “hillbilly heroin,” became the most prescribed drug in Canada – with tragic results. In this episode, 16×9 chronicles the king of painkillers’ fall from the top, ending in 100 families filing a lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer.

Sunday, February 14 – 7pm ET/PT on Global

From the Caribbean to an icy Canadian track, they are the brothers of the original Jamaican bobsled team. Now, two decades later, their legacy lives on. 16×9 travels to Jamaica to find out what the movie didn’t show you – see how a last minute switch kept these Olympians in the running.

Sunday, January 24 – 6:30pm ET/PT on Global

AWOL soldiers taking cover in Canada. 16×9 takes you in to the secret world of war resisters. See where one American deserter is hiding. Plus- the political battle brewing: should war dodgers be allowed to stay, or forced to face their country?

Sunday, January 17 – 6:30pm ET/PT on Global

He was an Olympic champion, a national hero, and a boxing knockout. Now, after almost two decades in the shadows, Canadian legend Shawn O’Sullivan speaks exclusive to 16×9. Fame, fights, and hard knocks: see the shocking details of this boxer’s life.

Sunday, January 10 – 6:30pm ET/PT on Global

Is Canada a safe haven for American war resistors or is it just a temporary holding cell for expatriates? More and more soldiers have crossed our borders to escape the Iraq war, but is Canada willing to protect them? 16×9 introduces you to the underground world of war resistors.

Sunday, December 13 – 6:30pm ET/PT on Global

A dying plea on the radio, results in the ultimate sacrifice from a stranger. In 16×9’s special “Hope for the Holidays” segment, keep the Kleenex box on standby and get ready to be touched. Find out how an illness brought two unlikely people on to an operating table-where one would live because of the other’s bravery.

Sunday, December 13 – 6:30pm ET/PT on Global

They lived through disaster, oppression, and tragedy and now they are ready to tell their stories. 16×9 brings you a special Survivor edition. A year after Mumbai’s deadly terrorist attack, meet the Canadian men and women caught in the crossfire. Plus – 16×9 introduces you to a true highway hero who survived a burning wreck and a former sex worker who survived life on the street for a shot at the bar.

Sunday, December 6 – 6:30pm ET/PT on Global

They build our homes brick by brick, but are they getting stoned on the job? In an undercover investigation, 16×9 catches construction workers in the act. See how they are getting away with this dangerous behaviour, plus the fallout: what happens when cities are built by the drugged and confused.

Sunday, November 29 – 6:30pm ET/PT on Global

People being bought and sold right here in Canada: human beings! 16×9 investigates how this modern-day slave trade has become the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, and why Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics could see a spike in Canadian cases.

Sunday, November 15 – 6:30pm ET/ 7pm PT on Global

Imagine your little girl wants to be a boy… or your son wants to grow up to be a woman. 16×9 introduces you to the world of gender dysphoria. Meet kids as young as 5-years-old who want to get a sex change. Plus – a parent’s plight: see how real families cope with a transgender child.