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Season 6, Episode 1 Soap Opera for Social Change

First Aired: January 1, 2010

A report from Kenya on a TV soap opera designed to foster national unity and combat the tribal conflict that arose following that country's disputed 2007 presidential election. "The Team" follows a soccer team whose members belong to different tribes. Interviewees include Milly Mugadi, one of the show's stars; and John Marks, president of Search for Common Ground, which produces versions of "The Team" in 12 countries.

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  • Premiered: January 7, 2005
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: A weekly public-affairs newsmagazine, produced in collaboration with National Public Radio, that includes reports, essays and interviews. The series was spun off (and cut back to a half hour from an hour) when Bill Moyers left in December 2004. (more)

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