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Episode Guide
EPISODE 403
Airdate: May 24, 2005

• Overview
• TV and Web Credits
• Press

>>Transcript

OVERVIEW

Iran, GOING NUCLEAR
Legal power or illegal weapons?
FRONTLINE/World and BBC reporter Paul Kenyon travels deep into Iran to investigate charges that Iran is secretly developing a nuclear bomb. With exclusive access to a U.N. inspection team, Kenyon visits Iran's most sensitive nuclear sites and reports on the escalating diplomatic tensions surrounding the discovery of the facilities. read more

Krygyzstan, THE KIDNAPPED BRIDE
The resurgence of a banned custom
FRONTLINE/World reporter Petr Lom travels to Kyrgyzstan, where an ancient tradition of bride kidnapping, banned by the Soviets, is resurgent. Lom gets inside families to talk with kidnapped brides -- those who have managed to escape from their captors as well as those who are making homes with their new husbands. read more

Mexico, THE BALLAD OF JUAN QUEZADA
A potter brings a village back to life
FRONTLINE/World reporter Macarena Hernández travels to the Mexican state of Chihuahua to meet the man who brought fame and prosperity to Mata Ortiz, his rural village. As a young boy, 40 years ago, Juan Quezada discovered ancient painted pots in a cave in the rugged hills near his home. Quezada toiled to recreate the pottery methods of the Paquime Indians, a culture that died out centuries ago. After becoming an international pottery star, Quezada trained others in his village. Now, Mata Ortiz is home to several hundred master artisans, and Quezada is a local hero. read more

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TV AND WEB CREDITS

GOING NUCLEAR

Produced, Directed, and Reported by: PAUL KENYON; Senior Producer: KEN DORNSTEIN; Editor: STEVE AUDETTE; Camera: IAIN MAY; Satellite Photography: GLOBALSECURITY.ORG, DIGITAL GLOBE, LANDSAT; BBC Executive Producer: KAREN O'CONNOR; A co-production with the BBC

KIDNAPPED BRIDE

Reported, Produced, Filmed by: PETR LOM; Senior Producer: KEN DORNSTEIN; Editors: MICHAEL H. AMUNDSON, ANATOLY SIVOHA; Associate Producer: FATIMA SARTBAEVA; Music: ROSA AMANOVA; Special Thanks: SOROS FOUNDATION OF KRYGYZSTAN, OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE, CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY, AKTAN ARYM KUBAT, ASEL ALIYASOVA

THE BALLAD OF JUAN QUEZADA

Produced and Filmed by: JOSIAH HOOPER; Reported by MACARENA HERNÁNDEZ; Editor DAVID RITSHER; Senior Producer: STEPHEN TALBOT; Music: ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION MUSIC, LLC; Special Thanks: SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS, KURV NEWS RADIO, EDINBURG TEXAS, A DIVISION BMP RADIO; Produced in association with the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism FOR FRONTLINE/WORLD 403

Coordinating Producer: DAVID RITSHER; Associate Producers: SACHI CUNNINGHAM, 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; Production Assistant: GABRIELLE MONDESIRE; Legal: ERIC BRASS, DAVID MOYCE; Satellite Photos: GLOBEXPLORER.COM, 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 403 (Iran, Mexico)

Web Producer: JACKIE BENNION; Web Site Design: SUSAN HARRIS, FLUENT STUDIOS; Web Editors: SARA MILES, JACKIE BENNION; Web Production Manager: MEGHAN LASLOCKY; Copyeditor: LINDA RAHM; Series Editor: STEPHEN TALBOT; Web Contributors: STEPHEN TALBOT; SARA MILES; KELLY WHALEN; ZACHARY K. JOHNSON; MACARENA HERNÁNDEZ; MEGHAN LASLOCKY; 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

(Kyrgyzstan)
Web Producer: ANGELA MORGENSTERN; Web Site Design: SUSAN HARRIS, FLUENT STUDIOS; Web Editor: SARA MILES; Copyeditor: JOAN SAUNDERS; Series Editor: STEPHEN TALBOT; Associate Producer: SHERAZ SADIQ; Web Research: KELLY WHALEN, KRISTA MAHR, DAVID MONTERO, MICHAEL WELT; Web Promotion and Outreach: BRENT HALL, JESSICA SMITH;

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PRESS REACTION

Timing

In the news business, there's timing and then there's Timing. You do a story, and before it gets published or broadcast, the wind beneath its wings dies out. OBE it's called -- Overtaken By Events. But once in awhile, events coalesce to give your story added punch. "Frontline/World" has a show tonight that fits the latter category big time: a tough-minded look at whether Iran is developing nuclear weapons and, if not, why that country appears to be playing such hide-and-seek games with United Nations nuclear inspectors...Kenyon is the British equivalent of the young Geraldo Rivera when the latter was aggressive, smart, and unafraid to take his camera where others dared not go. In other words, before celebrity made him bigger than the stories he covers. "Going Nuclear" provides top-notch reporting.

--Tony Perry, The Los Angeles Times

One of the World's Most Pressing Security Questions

With access to a U.N. inspection team on a tour of Iran's most sensitive nuclear sites, BBC reporter Paul Kenyon sheds new light on the state of Iran's nuclear weapons program and the growing suspicions of inspectors.

--Frazier Moore, The Associated Press

FRONTLINE/World offers a first glimpse into the U.N. inspection team examining Iran's nuclear sites. BBC reporter Paul Kenyon gets the first interview with Chris Charlier, the Belgian nuclear scientist and senior member of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

--Roger Catlin, The Hartford Courant

 

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