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Episode Guide
EPISODE 604
Airdate: April 10, 2007

• Overview
• TV and Web Credits
• Press

>>Transcript

OVERVIEW

Afghanistan: The Other War
Is NATO winning the battle?
As President Bush pledges another $10 billion to stabilize and rebuild Afghanistan, and a spring offensive is expected against a resurgent Taliban, FRONTLINE/World correspondent Sam Kiley reports from the frontlines of the conflict, where dual battles are being fought to win the trust of the Afghan people and combat the extremists living among them. In the film, Kiley and his crew are granted unprecedented access to the outgoing British NATO commander, Gen. David Richards, who led 37,000 troops from 37 countries. 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 connect borrowers with lenders, person-to-person online. read more

Paraguay: Sounds of Hope
How music is transforming society
In Sounds of Hope, FRONTLINE/World reporter Monica Lam journeys to Paraguay to meet Luis Szaran, a famous musician and social entrepreneur who has dedicated himself to helping redeem the lives of poor and neglected children through music. read more

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TV AND WEB CREDITS

AFGHANISTAN: THE OTHER WAR

Producer/Director: OLLY LAMBERT; Produced and Reported by: SAM KILEY; Composer: SAM HOOPER; Editors: DAVID RITSHER, STEFAN RONOWICZ; Camera: JIM FOSTER, HUGH HUGHES; Production Manager: JUSTINE FARAM; Executive Producer: JULIA BARRON; Archival Footage: SCOTT KESTERSON; Produced in Association with: OCTOBER FILMS

UGANDA: A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY

Produced by: David Ritsher, Josiah Hooper;  Reported by: 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

PARAGUAY: SOUNDS OF THE EARTH

Reporter: MONICA LAM; Producers: MARISSA AROY. SERENE FANG, MONICA LAM; Field Producer: MELI ROCKHOLD; Camera: SERENE FANG; Editors: MONICA LAM, DAVID RITSHER; Transcripts and Translations: JUAN DATA, JULIETA KUSNIR, CAMILO SALAZAR PRINCE, TUPAC MAURICIO SAAVEDRA; Special Thanks: MARTIN ALMADA, FAVIO CHAVEZ, ENRIQUE VARGAS PEÑA, LUIS HANIBAL SCHUPP, NILDA ÚBEDA

FOR FRONTLINE/WORLD

Coordinating Producer: DAVID RITSHER; Senior Associate Producers: SACHI CUNNINGHAM, MARJORIE MCAFEE; Associate Producer: ARIANA REGUZZONI; Production Assistants: ADITHYA SAMBAMURTHY, ZACH STAUFFER; Senior Interactive Producer/Editor: JACKIE BENNION; Interactive Associate Producers: SONIA NARANG, ROBERT KRIEGER; Business Manager: TOBEE PHIPPS; Unit Manager: MARY SULLIVAN; Compliance Manager: LISA PALONE; Promotion: DIANE BUXTON, SAUNDRA ST. LOUIS, PHIL ZIMMERMAN; Marketing Consultant: KITO CETRULO; 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: CHRISTOPHER D. ANDERSON, JIM SULLIVAN; Post Production Director: CHRIS FOURNELLE; On-Air Promotion: MISSY FREDERICK; Assistant Editor: MING XUE; Post Production Assistant: ERIN ANGUISH; Interns: JULIE ADLER, PEARL EMMON; 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

AFGHANISTAN: THE OTHER WAR

The detail provided in Afghanistan is vivid and first-rate. Correspondent Sam Kiley was embedded with a Canadian platoon in Al Baq and brought back an inside look that is candid and unsparing.
-- The Los Angeles Times

What we learn from this outstanding program is that there is a major problem at the centre of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization mission to win hearts and minds in Afghanistan -- the mission not only might fail to help the locals, or indeed stop a Taliban resurgence, but it could backfire in a staggeringly brutal manner on the people the NATO troops are actually trying to help.
-- The Toronto Globe and Mail

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