Season 27, Episode 5 The Hugo Chavez Show

First Aired: November 25, 2008

A profile of controversial Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez that features footage from his weekly "Aló Presidente" TV show, which he uses to speak directly to the people, and insights from author Alberto Barrera ("Hugo Chavez") and journalist Jon Lee Anderson. Included: Chavez's participation in an ill-fated 1992 coup d'etat and rise to power; the failures of his policies to improve the lives of many Venezuelans; the 2007 defeat of a referendum he championed that would have ended term limits.

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  • Premise: PBS's primary public-affairs documentary series, `Frontline' focuses on one (usually timely) topic each program. Overseen since its inception by executive producer David Fanning, it has been honored regularly over the years, winning 34 DuPont-Columbia awar… (more)

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