Wide Angle

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Aaron Brown Takes a Wide Angle on TV News

Former CNN anchor Aaron Brown has always tried to stay on the high road during his career. That wasn't so easy as cable news went on a tabloid spree (before its recent addiction to presidential politics). Starting this week, Brown is back on the air as anchor of the PBS' Wide Angle. The summer documentary series digs deep into international stories in a way you won't see on commercial news outlets (check out the lineup here). In the fall, Brown returns to his other new job as a journalism professor at Arizona State University. He recently brought the Biz up to speed on his post-CNN life.  Read Full Article

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Free | PBS Aired: 7/15/2009

Season 8, Episode 3
Eleni Gabre-Madhin is a charismatic Ethiopian economist wants to end hunger in her famine-plagued country. But rather than relying on foreign aid, she has a truly radical plan. She has designed the nation's first commodities exchange, which she hopes will revolutionize an ancient market system whose inefficiencies have been partly responsible for the country's persistent food shortages.

Free | PBS Aired: 7/1/2009

Season 8, Episode 1
In the past decade, up to 100,000 defectors have crossed the waters of the Tumen and Yalu Rivers into northeast China to escape from North Korea, the world's last closed Communist state. In Crossing Heaven's Border, WIDE ANGLE tells the moving and dramatic stories of a few of them.

Free | PBS Aired: 7/10/2007

Season 6, Episode 2
At the Havana Boxing Academy, boys live and train with a single purpose: to bring home Olympic gold. Victory Is Your Duty follows the young boxers as they build up to the biggest event of their lives: the annual National Boxing Championships. After the film, WIDE ANGLE's Aaron Brown reports from Miami to tell what happens when Academy boxers grow up: and defect to the United States.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

An Arab-Israeli teen sets her sights on the Miss Israel pageant.

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Aaron Brown Takes a Wide Angle on TV News

Former CNN anchor Aaron Brown has always tried to stay on the high road during his career. That wasn't so easy as cable news went on a tabloid spree (before its recent addiction to presidential politics). Starting this week, Brown is back on the air as anchor of the PBS' Wide Angle. The summer documentary series digs deep into international stories in a way you won't see on commercial news outlets (check out the lineup here). In the fall, Brown returns to his other new job as a journalism professor at Arizona State University. He recently brought the Biz up to speed on his post-CNN life. read more

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Premise: International trouble spots are the focus of this summer documentary series. Each film is followed by a newsmaker interview.

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