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Recalling the reporter’s most compelling stories

If you watched television news in Canada between the 1970s and late-1990s, without a doubt you got a lot of your information from Eric Malling.

The Fifth Estate

From 1986 Fifth Estate host Eric Malling investigates the covert falsification of news reports by CIA propagandists attempting to influence public perception of the world.

The Knight of the Fifth Estate

Malling’s worry dances between excellence that obsesses him and irrational fear that one day, any day, his luck will turn
– Roy MacGregor

The Fifth Estate Hosts

Eric Malling was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Saskatchewan and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.

Eric Malling • WikiVisually

Born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan to Danish immigrant John Malling Sorensen, he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan.

Eric Malling, BA’67 (d. 1998)

Eric Malling was named to the 100 Alumni of Influence by the University of Saskatchewan.

Product of Canada

Learn more about the Fifth Estate’s investigation into the federal government’s rejection and subsequent release if almost one million cans of partly decomposed tuna from the Star-Kist Tuna Canada Ltd.

University of Regina

Eric Malling’s professional archives are part of the journalism collection of the University of Regina. Information for researchers is available here.

Don Cherry

Watch Eric Malling’s 1990 Fifth Estate interview with Don Cherry.

Troy Media

A Closer Look at Eric Malling’s Life and the Evolution of Investigative Journalism

Eric Malling

Check out these videos to learn more about Eric Malling’s journalism career.