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Season 26, Episode 5 High Tech, Low Life

First Aired: July 22, 2013

The award-winning "High Tech, Low Life" details the experiences of two Chinese bloggers who buck government censorship and risk arrest as political dissidents in order to report on news and injustices that are otherwise suppressed. Zhang Shihe, aka "Tiger Temple," began blogging in 2004 when a murder in his neighborhood went unmentioned in the government-controlled press. Zhou Shuguang, aka Zola, started doing the same in 2007 after he heard of a family resisting eviction in a nearby province.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)

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