PBS's premier public affairs series turns its lens on the global community in FRONTLINE/World, a new documentary series presenting stories from a small planet. Set in countries and cultures rarely covered by the U.S. media, FRONTLINE/World's debut episode presents three distinct segments: a look at how global black-market arms trafficking is wreaking havoc in war-torn Africa; a visit to Sri Lanka, where terrorist attacks and suicide bombings have been a part of everyday life for twenty-five years; and a look at how the arrival of cable TV has transformed the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan. [56 minutes]
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Series Description: Developed by FRONTLINE producers in conjunction with public television stations KQED San Francisco and WGBH Boston, FRONTLINE/World is a national public TV series that turns its lens on the global community, covering countries and cultures rarely seen on American television. Each episode of FRONTLINE/World features two or three "short stories" told by a diverse group of reporters and video journalists. These first-person stories will take viewers on adventurous journeys to foreign lands from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Taking advantage of easily portable digital cameras, our correspondents roam widely, observe closely, and when necessary, film surreptitiously.
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