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Episode Guide
EPISODE 402
Airdate: May 17, 2005

• Overview
• TV and Web Credits
• Press

>>Transcript

OVERVIEW

Lebanon: The Earthquake
Following the recent assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri -- and decades of Syrian hegemony over Lebanon -- hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Beirut, suspecting Syrian involvement in Hariri's murder and demanding the withdrawal of Syrian troops. It was an unprecedented display of Lebanese solidarity. FRONTLINE/World reporter Kate Seelye -- the daughter of an American diplomat who has lived in Lebanon and Syria for much of her life -- navigates the forces in play and asks whether democracy or war will be next for Lebanon. read more

Liberia: No More War
General Opande's last mission
United Nations peacekeepers moved into Liberia in 2003 to help implement a peace deal and make the country secure both for civilians and for the transitional government that was put in place after President Charles Taylor was exiled. With unique access to the mission under Force Commander General Daniel Opande, FRONTLINE/World reporter Jessie Deeter, accompanies the charismatic Opande into the war-torn region as the mission faces one of its biggest challenges -- to disarm more than 100,000 former fighters and offer them an alternative to war. read more

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TV AND WEB CREDITS

THE EARTHQUAKE

Producers: KATE SEELYE, STEPHEN TALBOT; Reporter: KATE SEELYE; Editor: DAVID RITSHER; Camera: VATCHE BOULGHOURJIAN; Additional Camera: KATE SEELYE; Fixer: GEORGE BAGHDADI; Archival Footage: FUTURE TV, AP/Worldwide Photos; Music: ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION MUSIC, LLC, CYNTHIA ZAVEN; Produced in association with UC BERKELEY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

NO MORE WAR

Producer and Reporter: JESSIE DEETER; Senior Producer: KEN DORNSTEIN; Editors: DAVID RITSHER, ANDREW GERSH; Additional Editing: MICHAEL H. AMUNDSON; Camera: JESSIE DEETER, ROB PETERSON; Music: BILL STEFANNACI, BILL LANGTON, NATE PITTS, DAN RIELLY; Special Thanks: UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN LIBERIA, INTERNATIONAL REPORTING PROJECT; Archival Footage: ITN, JONATHAN STACK, B.J. URAY, PEEWEE FLOMOKU; Produced in association with the UC BERKELEY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

FOR FRONTLINE/WORLD 402

Coordinating Producer: DAVID RITSHER; Associate Producers: MARJORIE MCAFEE, EMILIA PABLO, LEE WANG; Web Producer/Editor: JACKIE BENNION; Web Production Manager: MEGHAN LASLOCKY; Web Intern: ZACHARY K. JOHNSON; Web Site Design: SUSAN HARRIS, FLUENT STUDIOS; KQED Interactive Director: TIM OLSON; KQED Vice President, Interactive and Educational Services: RICHARD WINEFIELD; Promotion: CHRISTOPHER KELLY, JESSICA SMITH; Legal: ERIC BRASS, DAVID MOYCE; Satellite Photos: SPACE IMAGING; Theme Music: SUPREME BEINGS OF LEISURE; Director of New Media and Technology: SAM BAILEY; Online Editor: MICHAEL H. AMUNDSON; Sound Mix: JIM SULLIVAN; Post Production Director: CHRIS FOURNELLE; Post Production Coordinator: CHETIN CHABUK; Avid Editor: JULIE KAHN; Series Design: JOHN MACGIBBON; FRONTLINE Coordinating Producer: ROBIN PARMELEE; FRONTLINE Production Manager: TIM MANGINI; FRONTLINE Series Manager: JIM BRACCIALE; FRONTLINE Series Editor: KEN DORNSTEIN; Series Editor: STEPHEN TALBOT; Series Executive Director: SHARON TILLER; Executive Producer: DAVID FANNING

WEB SITE 402 (Lebanon, Liberia)

Web Producer: JACKIE BENNION; Web Site Design: SUSAN HARRIS, FLUENT STUDIOS; Web Editor: JACKIE BENNION; Copyeditor: JOAN SAUNDERS; Series Editor: STEPHEN TALBOT; Web Production Manager: MEGHAN LASLOCKY; Web Contributors: STEPHEN TALBOT; KATE SEELYE; ZACHARY K. JOHNSON; MEGHAN LASLOCKY; JESSIE DEETER; Web Promotion and Outreach: JESSICA SMITH; Special Thanks: ANGELA MORGENSTERN, SAM BAILEY, ELIZABETH BUCHANAN, KEN DORNSTEIN, DAVID RITSCHER, SHARON TILLER, ROBIN PARMELEE, DAVID MOYCE, CAROL CICERONE

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PRESS REACTION

"[Seelye] seems particularly at home as she explores the events in Lebanon since the assassination in February of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri."

--Nancy deWolf Smith, The Wall Street Journal

"The segments ... show that there can be grass-roots idealism among a new generation of nation-building survivors."

--Ned Martel, The New York Times

"Both reports are refreshingly hopeful."

--Roger Catlin, The Hartford Courant

 

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