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Episodes

17 Episodes 2010 - 2010

Episode 1

Soap Opera for Social Change

Fri, Jan 1, 2010 27 mins

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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Episode 2

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Fri, Jan 8, 2010 27 mins

A report from the front line of the Afghanistan War---Pakistan's Waziristan region, where many Taliban and Al Qaeda forces and their leaders are based.

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Episode 3

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Fri, Jan 15, 2010 27 mins

The shrinking landscape of journalism is discussed with Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols, authors of "The Death and Life of American Journalism." Included: their proposal for government subsidies to support journalism.

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Episode 4

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Fri, Jan 29, 2010 27 mins

The Haitian Health Foundation's work to reduce Haiti's maternal mortality rate is examined.

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Episode 5

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Fri, Feb 5, 2010 27 mins

The Democratic Party's support of reproductive rights is examined. Included: remarks from pro-life Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), former DNC chairman Howard Dean and Allentown (Pa.) Women's Center executive director Jen Boulanger.

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Episode 6

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Fri, Feb 12, 2010 27 mins

Documentarian Eric Metzgar is interviewed about "Reporter," his film about Nicholas Kristof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times who reports on global affairs.

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Episode 7

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Fri, Feb 19, 2010 27 mins

Voter anger and angst are examined. Included: what motivates people to come together under the Tea Party banner; why voter discontent may spell trouble for incumbents in both parties come the 2010 midterm elections.

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Episode 8

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Fri, Feb 26, 2010 27 mins

The Obama administration's protection of endangered species is examined in light of its relaxation of regulations protecting wolves in the northern Rockies.

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Episode 9

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Fri, Mar 5, 2010 27 mins

Robert Kenner, the director of the Academy Award-nominated documentary "Food, Inc.," is interviewed about food processing and its impact on people's health. Also: how consumers can make a difference.

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Episode 10

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Fri, Mar 12, 2010 27 mins

A trek to the Gangotri Glacier in the Himalayas with environmentalist/high-altitude climber Conrad Anker reveals how climate change is affecting the source of the Ganges River. Also: global warming's impact on Montana's Glacier National Park; how the world's melting glaciers may impact food prices in the U.S.

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Episode 11

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Fri, Mar 19, 2010 27 mins

The Kenyan soap opera "The Team," whose producers hope to foster social change in their country, is examined. The drama is about soccer players from various tribal backgrounds working together; in reality, the country has 42 tribes who are often at odds with one another, and suffered through tribal-influenced violence during the 2008 presidential election.

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Episode 12

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Fri, Mar 26, 2010 27 mins

Natural gas drilling and its consequences, featuring documentarian Josh Fox ("Gasland").

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Episode 13

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Fri, Apr 2, 2010 27 mins

A look at Sheridan Correctional Center, an Illinois medium-security prison that aims to reduce recidivism via substance-abuse treatment, aggressive counseling, job training and following up with convicts after they're released.

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Episode 14

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Fri, Apr 9, 2010 27 mins

Braddock, Pa., mayor John Fetterman discusses his efforts to revitalize his former steel town, which was home to the nation's first A&P supermarket and Andrew Carnegie's first steel mill.

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Episode 15

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Fri, Apr 16, 2010 27 mins

A retrospective of the program's investigative reporting.

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Episode 16

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Fri, Apr 23, 2010 27 mins

A retrospective of the program's coverage of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

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Episode 17

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Fri, Apr 30, 2010 27 mins

The series finale examines the program's coverage of the economy, the health-care fight and other political battles, and environmental crises both in the U.S. and around the world.

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