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Season 9, Episode 27 Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story

First Aired: June 19, 2008

"Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story" recalls the 1977 kidnapping of schoolgirl Megumi Yokota from her Japanese hometown by North Korean agents, who took her to North Korea. The film also examines the efforts of Yokata's parents to find out what happened to her. In 2002, the North Korean government admitted to the kidnapping, and to the abduction of 14 other people.

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  • Premiered: August 9, 1999
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films. (more)

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