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Episode Guide
EPISODE 203
Airdate: May 29, 2003

• Overview
• TV and Web Credits
• Press

>>Transcript

OVERVIEW

Iraq: THE ROAD TO KIRKUK
After Saddam's terror, can Kurds and Arabs live together?
In February 2003, FRONTLINE/World correspondent Sam Kiley went to Iraq to cover a war that everyone knew was coming. He was reporting from the northern front, an area controlled by the Kurds since the first Gulf War. In the weeks Kiley spent in Kurdistan, he would discover a land and a people haunted by Saddam Hussein. read more

Vietnam: LOOKING FOR HOME
An expatriate rediscovers his country
It's been 28 years since writer and journalist Nguyen Qui Duc left his homeland of Vietnam. In 1989, he returned as a journalist, reporting on the country's culture and establishing connections with writers and artists living in Vietnam. He continued his trips back, always in his capacity as a journalist, until, in 1991, the government of Vietnam banned his visits. As soon as the ban was lifted, he resumed his trips. This time Nguyen went back with FRONTLINE/World, looking, he says, "for home, for a bit of myself, for the soul of this nation." read more

France: PLAY IT AGAIN, MAURICE
From North Africa with love, Jewish-Arabic soul music
Recently in Marseilles, a DJ put out a techno dance track that sampled the piano playing and singing of an older musician born and raised in Algeria. The track became an underground hit, capturing the attention of FRONTLINE/World music reporter Marco Werman. So in May 2003, Werman journeyed to this cosmopolitan city, home to an intriguing blend of Africans, Arabs and Europeans, to meet the man at the source of this compelling old-meets-new sound, Maurice El Medioni. read more

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TV AND WEB CREDITS

THE ROAD TO KIRKUK

REPORTER: Sam Kiley; FILMED AND DIRECTED BY: Nick Hughes; CO-DIRECTOR : Gerry Gregg; EDITOR: John Moratiel; MUSIC: Mike Ormiston; EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: David Henshaw

LOOKING FOR HOME

REPORTER: Nguyen Qui Duc; PRODUCER/VIDEOGRAPHER: Camille Servan-Schreiber; EDITORS: Josh Peterson, Jay Hansell

PLAY IT AGAIN, MAURICE

REPORTER: Marco Werman; CAMERA: Peter Pearce; SOUND: Paul Rusnak; EDITOR: David Ritsher; MUSIC: "Creepy Feeling", performed by Jelly Roll Morton, courtesy of Smithsonian Collection of Recordings; ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Getty Images

For FRONTLINE/World 202

COORDINATING PRODUCER FOR KQED: Rachel Raney; ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Sheraz Sadiq; BUSINESS MANAGER: Suzanne Romaine; WEB PRODUCER: Angela Morgenstern ; WEB EDITORS: Doug Foster, Sara Miles; SITE DESIGN: Susan Harris; ADDITIONAL WEB PRODUCTION: Emily Coven; PROMOTION: Erin Martin Kane, Chris Kelly; COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Brent Quan Hall, Ellen Schneider, Active Voice; INTERNS: Dan Krauss, Brent McDonald; LEGAL: Eric Brass, David Moyce; SATELLITE PHOTOS: Space Imaging; THEME MUSIC: Supreme Beings of Leisure; SOUND MIX: Jim Sullivan; POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR: Chris Fournelle; POST PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Chetin Chabuk; ONLINE EDITORS: Michael H. Amundson, Julie Kahn; SENIOR VIDEO EDITOR: Steve Audette; SERIES DESIGN: John MacGibbon; FRONTLINE COORDINATING PRODUCER: Robin Parmelee; FRONTLINE PRODUCTION MANAGER: Tim Mangini; FRONTLINE SERIES MANAGER: Jim Bracciale; KQED VP, TV STATION MANAGER: DeAnne Hamilton; EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE FOR KQED: Sue Ellen McCann; EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE FOR WGBH/FRONTLINE: Sharon Tiller; SERIES EDITOR: Stephen Talbot; EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: David Fanning

Web Site (Iraq, Vietnam, France)

Producer: ANGELA MORGENSTERN; Design and Production: FLUENT STUDIOS - Susan Harris, Joyce Yu; Additional Web Production: EMILY COVEN; Associate Producer: SHERAZ SADIQ; Writing and Research: DAVE GILSON, BRENT MCDONALD, KELLY WHALEN; Additional Research: DAN KRAUSS; Copy Editor: JOAN SAUNDERS; Web Editor: SARA MILES; Series Editor: STEPHEN TALBOT; Video Encoding: BUYSTREAMING; Special Thanks: SAM BAILEY, ASED GOZEH, KQED INTERACTIVE, ROBIN PARMALEE, SUSAN MEISELAS, PBS INTERACTIVE, RACHEL RANEY, WEN STEPHENSON, COLLEEN WILSON

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PRESS REACTION

... FRONTLINE/World, the international edition of the invaluable news series, this week features a piece by American reporter Nguyen [Qui] Duc on his return to his Vietnamese home town.

The journey is a difficult one for Nguyen, whose father was imprisoned for 16 years by the Viet Cong and who admits he still feels some anger at the Communists. But it also provides an opportunity for healing: Amid street vendors selling local delicacies and flowering peach branches, Nguyen finds himself able to enjoy Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, for the first time since boyhood.

---Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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