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Episode Guide
EPISODE 404
Airdate: October 25, 2005

• Overview
• TV and Web Credits
• Press

>>Transcript

OVERVIEW

Peru: The Curse Of Inca Gold
The story behind the world's richest gold mine
High in the Andean mountains of Peru is a gold mine, Yanacocha, run by Newmont Mining Corporation of Denver, Colorado, the largest gold mining company in the world. Once part of the Incan Empire, this land was conquered by the Spanish, who came in search of gold and silver. Descendants of the Incas remain suspicious to this day of outsiders seeking fortune here. FRONTLINE/World and New York Times reporter Lowell Bergman arrives to investigate a growing conflict between the local people and the Yanacocha Mine, which has already produced $7 billion worth of gold. read more

Ukraine: A Murder In Kyiv
An assassination haunts the country
It was just a year ago, in November 2004, when hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians poured into Kyiv's Independence Square in what became known as the Orange Revolution. They chanted and sang in subzero temperatures, waving their orange banners, protesting a fraudulent election and trying to force democratic change in the former Soviet republic. read more

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TV AND WEB CREDITS

The Curse of Inca Gold

Reported by LOWELL BERGMAN and JANE PERLEZ; Editor DAVID RITSHER; Senior Producers DAVID RUMMEL and STEPHEN TALBOT; Producer NELLI BLACK; Additional Reporting JASON FELCH, LAURA PUERTAS and MARLENA TELVICK; Camera BRENT MCDONALD, BILL HEAD, and DAVE BOWDEN; Sound MARIO RIVAS; Associate Producer NATASHA DEL TORO; Original Music JUSTIN MELLAND; Translator GEORGE AID; Map/Satellite Images Skytruth; Executive Producer, New York Times ANN DERRY; A FRONTLINE/World Co-Production with The New York Times.

A Murder in Kiev

Produced, Reported and Filmed by BRIAN KNAPPENBERGER; Senior Producer KEN DORNSTEIN; Editor WILLIAM A. ANDERSON; Associate Producer YULIYA VOLKHONOVYCH; Additional Editing GREG MCDONALD, BO PRICE and DAVID RITSHER; Additional Camera RUSLAN DEYNYCHENKO; Translation NATALYA SLOBODYAN and OXANA SHEVEL.

WEB SITE 404 (Peru, Ukraine)

Senior Interactive Producer: JACKIE BENNION; Interactive Design: SAM BAILEY, KEI GOWDA. Web Editors: SARA MILES, JACKIE BENNION; Copyeditor: JOAN SAUNDERS; Series Editor: STEPHEN TALBOT; Web Contributors: STEPHEN TALBOT, SACHI CUNNINGHAM, JOELLE JAFFE, JASON BLALOCK, TIM WHEELER, SAMANTHA GRANT WIESLER, MARLENA TELVICK, JEFF KEARNS, DAVID TULLER, CHAD HEETER, JOY JIA, NATASHA NORTON, EMILIA PABLO, AARON SELVERSTON, ALI BERZON, JENNIFER DAWSON. SARAH GORDON, TOMO GERON, BRIAN KNAPPENBERGER; Web Promotion and Outreach: JESSICA SMITH; KITO ROBINSON; Special Thanks: SAM BAILEY, KEN DORNSTEIN, DAVID RITSHER, SHARON TILLER, LOWELL BERGMAN, ROBIN PARMELEE, ERIC BRASS.

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PRESS REACTION

"The fascinating story that forms to centerpiece of Tuesday night's Frontline World -- 'The Curse of Inca Gold' -- would never have surfaced in the course of a beat reporter's daily life. But for Lowell Bergman, the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist who has made a career of looking for stories where others don't, this saga of intrigue typifies a kind of journalism that threatens to become extinct."

-- David Blum, The New York Sun (10.24.05)

"The visuals elevate a Frontline/World documentary airing this week, produced in conjunction with The New York Times. Further, it suggests two first-rate journalism outfits are better than one when it comes to mining a rich story spread over two continents"

-- Joanne Ostrow, The Denver Post (10.23.2005)

 

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