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Episode Guide
EPISODE 304
Airdate: June 24, 2004

• Overview
• TV and Web Credits
• Press

>>Transcript

OVERVIEW

India, THE SEX WORKERS
A tale of two cities
FRONTLINE/World producer Raney Aronson reports from the coming epicenter of the AIDS epidemic as sex workers and their clients struggle to contain the crisis. In cities rife with sex trafficking, where as many as 60 percent of the people are infected with HIV, can their fight help keep the disease from exploding? read more

Mexico, A DEATH IN THE DESERT
The fatal journey of a migrant worker
Follow FRONTLINE/World reporter Claudine LoMonaco as she retraces the tragic journey of Matias Garcia, a chili pepper farmer from a small Zapotec Indian village in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, who crossed the border looking for work and died in the Arizona desert. LoMonaco finds Garcia's family and interviews his surviving brother and others. Their responses to LoMonaco reveal the dangers faced by desperate migrants. read more

China, SHANGHAI NIGHTS
A new generation's cultural revolution√Ě
FRONTLINE/World reporter Nguyen Qui Duc visits a changing boomtown on the edge of China's cultural frontier. Explore Shanghai's restless youth culture with pop novelist and literary "bad girl" Mian Mian, whose writing about sex, drugs and music rocked a generation. read more

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PRESS REACTION

There's a new cultural revolution going on in China, at least in Shanghai. Young people in Shanghai are rejecting communist attitudes and turning the city into a hip urban center. The PBS program Frontline World will broadcast a segment called Shanghai Nights tonight. Correspondent Nguyen Qui Duc says he found there are so many neon lights in downtown Shanghai that you need your sunglasses at night. His guide through the underground city was a controversial young writer there named Mian Mian. She took correspondent Nguyen Qui Duc to night clubs and introduced him to her artist friends. Duc met the members of "The Lanterns", an Indie-rock band from Shanghai.

--PRI's The World

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TV AND WEB CREDITS

THE SEX WORKERS

Producer: EDWARD ROBBINS; Reported/Produced by: RANEY ARONSON; Editor: SETH BOMSE; Camera: KATHERINE PATTERSON, NIELS ALPERT; Associate Producer/Assistant Editor: SAMUAEL TOPIARY; Researcher: ANITHA MOORTHY; Translators: THRUPTHI REDDY, RANAJIT DAM, RAJASHRI DASGUPTA, SANDHYA SRINIVASAN, PARTHA BANERJEE; Music: ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION MUSIC LLC; Special Thanks: KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION, SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY FUND, INTERNATIONAL REPORTING PROJECT, NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS, CINDI CREAGER

A DEATH IN THE DESERT

Reported and Produced by: MARY SPICUZZA, CLAUDINE LOMONACO; Editor: DAVID RITSHER; Camera: BRENT MCDONALD, ANDRES CEDIEL, DAN KRAUSS; Music: RAFAEL MANRIQUEZ; Special Thanks: CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES, U.C. Berkeley; Produced in association with the UC BERKELEY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

SHANGHAI NIGHTS

Producer: AMANDA PIKE; Reporter: NGUYEN QUI DUC; Editor: DAVID RITSHER; Camera: ADAM KEKER; Fixer: CHEN QING; Music: CUI JIAN, HANG ON THE BOX, THE LANTERNS; Special Thanks: Pacific Time, KQED, THREE ON THE BUND; Produced in association with the UC BERKELEY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

FOR FRONTLINE/WORLD 304

Production Coordinator/Editor: DAVID RITSHER; Associate Producers: SACHI CUNNINGHAM, SERENE FANG, BRENT MCDONALD; Web Producers: ANGELA MORGENSTERN, COLLEEN WILSON; Web Associate Producers: DAVID MONTERO, SHERAZ SADIQ; Web Editor: SARA MILES; Web Site Design: SUSAN HARRIS, FLUENT STUDIOS; Promotion: ERIN MARTIN KANE, CHRIS KELLY; Community Engagement: BRENT QUAN HALL; Interns: KRISTA MAHR, MICHAEL WELT; Legal: ERIC BRASS, DAVID MOYCE; Satellite Photos: SPACE IMAGING; Theme Music: SUPREME BEINGS OF LEISURE; Online Editor: MICHAEL H. AMUNDSON; Sound Mix: JIM SULLIVAN; Post Production Supervisor: CHRIS FOURNELLE; Post Production Coordinator: CHETIN CHABUK; Series Design: JOHN MACGIBBON; FRONTLINE Coordinating Producer: ROBIN PARMELEE; FRONTLINE Production Manager: TIM MANGINI; FRONTLINE Series Manager: JIM BRACCIALE; FRONTLINE Series Editor: KEN DORNSTEIN; 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 304 (India, Mexico, China)

Web Producers: ANGELA MORGENSTERN, COLLEEN WILSON; Web Site Design: SUSAN HARRIS, FLUENT STUDIOS; Web Editor: SARA MILES; Copyeditor: JOAN SAUNDERS; Series Editor: STEPHEN TALBOT; Associate Producer: DAVID MONTERO, SHERAZ SADIQ; Web Interns: KRISTA MAHR, MICHAEL WELT; Web Promotion and Outreach: JESSICA SMITH; Special Thanks: AMANDA HIRSCH, KATHLEEN M. BARRETT, SAM BAILEY, SUZANNE ROMAINE, KEN DORNSTEIN, SHARON TILLER, SUE ELLEN MCCANN, ROBIN PARMELEE, DAVID RITSCHER, CHARLES KING, ERIC BRASS, CAROL CICERONE, SACHI CUNNINGHAM, SERENE FANG, BRENT MCDONALD, BRIAN UNDERWOOD, JON VELEAS PHOTOGRAPHY, CHAHE DEMIAN

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