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Episode Guide
EPISODE 601
Airdate: October 31, 2006

• Overview
• TV and Web Credits
• Press

>>Transcript

OVERVIEW

Burma: STATE OF FEAR
A regime at war with its own people
FRONTLINE/World reporter Evan Williams travels undercover to Burma to expose the violence and repression carried out by Burma's government against its own people. Williams, who was banned from the country for reporting on the democracy movement 10 years ago, meets secretly with the dissidents still pushing for change, and gathers evidence of the atrocities and slave labor that is helping keep the regime in power. read more

Uganda: A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY
Pioneering microloans online
Continuing our series on social entrepreneurs, FRONTLINE/World travels to Uganda to explore the impact of microfinance and, in particular, how one San Francisco-based nonprofit is using the Web to forge a more direct connection between lenders in the U.S. and borrowers in developing countries. read more

Libya: OUT OF THE SHADOW
A solar eclipse in a country seeking acceptance
Libya is not the first place that springs to mind as a hot-ticket destination. But much has changed in the country in recent years as Libya and its leader Colonel Gaddafi have returned to the diplomatic fold. Who better to explore the mysteries of present-day Libya than our roving world-music reporter Marco Werman? And what better way to get inside the country than to tag along with the 10,000 astronomy enthusiasts who descended on Libya earlier this year to watch the solar eclipse? read more

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TV AND WEB CREDITS

BURMA: STATE OF FEAR

Producer: SARAH MACDONALD; Reporter: EVAN WILLIAMS; Editors: STEVE AUDETTE, TOM FULFORD; Camera: EVAN WILLIAMS; Additional Camera: TOM FULFORD; Researcher: SOPHIE HENNESSY; Stock Footage: FBR, DVB, WITNESS, OPEN SOCIETY; Original Music: ROXBURY MUSIC; Senior Producer: KEN DORNSTEIN; Executive Producer for Hardcash: DAVID HENSHAW; Produced in association with Hard Cash Productions, Ltd.

UGANDA: A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY

Producers: DAVID RITSHER, JOSIAH HOOPER; Reporter: CLARK BOYD; Editor: DAVID RITSHER; Camera: JOSIAH HOOPER; Additional Camera: MARJORIE McAFEE, TUPAC SAAVEDRA; Music: ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION MUSIC, LLC; Senior Producer: SHARON TILLER; Special Thanks: UC BERKELEY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, KNIGHT SCIENCE JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP AT MIT

LIBYA: OUT OF THE SHADOW

Producer/Camera: JOHN MACGIBBON; Reporter: MARCO WERMAN; Editor: JOHN MACGIBBON; Additional Camera: KARL BENNETT, NASA, ROBERT WILLIAMS, NASA; Translator: VICTOR ABDELNOUR; Music: MEGATRAX, Special Thanks: ADHIM AREF, NASSER ADEEB

FOR FRONTLINE/WORLD

Coordinating Producer: DAVID RITSHER; Senior Associate Producer: SACHI CUNNINGHAM; Associate Producers: MARJORIE MCAFEE, CHARLOTTE BUCHEN, ZACH STAUFFER; Senior Interactive Producer/Editor: JACKIE BENNION; Interactive Designer: PAMELA STATZ; Interactive Associate Producers: ROBERT KRIEGER, SONIA NARANG; Business Manager: TOBEE PHIPPS; Unit Manager: MARY SULLIVAN; Compliance Manager: LISA PALONE; Promotion: DIANE BUXTON, KITO CITRULO, ANDREW OTT, SAUNDRA ST. LOUIS, PHIL ZIMMERMAN; Legal: ERIC BRASS, CYNTHIA AHN; Satellite Photos: GEOEYE; Theme Music: SUPREME BEINGS OF LEISURE; Director of New Media and Technology: SAM BAILEY; Online Editor: JIM FERGUSON; Sound Mix: JIM SULLIVAN, CHRISTOPHER D. ANDERSON; Post Production Director: CHRIS FOURNELLE; On-Air Promotion: MISSY FREDERICK; Avid Editors: JOHN MACGIBBON, JULIE KAHN; Post Production Assistant: MELISSA ROJA; Series Design: JOHN MACGIBBON; FRONTLINE Coordinating Producer: ROBIN PARMELEE; FRONTLINE Director of Broadcast: 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

PRESS REACTION

“FRONTLINE/World is one of the most surprising and daring programs on American TV a four-times-a-season potluck supper of stories from corners of the globe that U.S. commercial newscasts rarely visit.”

~~ Matt Zoller Seitz, former critic for the Newark Star-Ledger, in his TV blog

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