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EPISODE 801
Airdate: January 27, 2009

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Italy: Taking on the Mafia
In Sicily, the birthplace of the modern Mafia, the mob has served as the real power center for decades, infiltrating all aspects of life and government. But FRONTLINE/World reporter Carola Mamberto finds that one town is fighting back. Taking on the Mafia tells the story of how a Palermo restaurant owner and a movement of young people help to score a rare victory in the country's battle against Mafia dominance. read more

Albania: Getting Out of Gitmo
Captured in Pakistan, imprisoned in Guantanamo, and forcibly resettled in Albania, five men from rural China found themselves caught up in the strange machinations of post 9/11 detention policies. Though their story, reporters Alexandra Poolos and Serene Fang examine some of the challenges the Obama administration will face in its mandate to close Guantanamo prison. read more

Brazil: The Obama Samba
In a small town on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Claudio Henrique is campaigning to become his city’s first black mayor. While Brazil has one of the largest black populations on Earth, the vast majority of its politicians are white. So Claudio decided to run for office under a name that would capture the historic nature of his quest … Barack Obama. Reporter Andrés Cediel hits the campaign trail with Brazil’s Obama. read more

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TV AND WEB CREDITS

ITALY: TAKING ON THE MAFIA
Produced and Reported by: CAROLA MAMBERTO; Editors: CAROLA MAMBERTO, DAVID RITSHER; Senior Producer: KEN DORNSTEIN; Camera: ZACHARY STAUFFER; Archival Footage: ADDIOPIZZO, CARABINIERI DI PALERMO, GERO CORDARO, GETTY IMAGES, LE IENE (MEDIASET), RAI, SKY TG24; Music: JEAN-OLIVIER BEGIN; Graphics: JACOB ABRAMS; Special Thanks: MARGARET & WILL HEARST, UC BERKELEY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

ALBANIA: GETTING OUT OF GITMO
Produced by: SERENE FANG; Reported and Co-Produced by: ALEXANDRA POOLOS; Editor: SERENE FANG, HARLAN REINIGER; Senior Producer: KEN DORNSTEIN; Narrator: KATY CLARK, PRI’s THE WORLD; Additional voice-over: CHARLES LINSHAW; Camera: SERENE FANG; Additional Camera: JASON LONGO, DIONIS PAPADHIMITRI, ROGER SORKIN, LEE WANG; Translator: RUSHAN ABBAS; Archival Footage: AP PHOTO, APTN, WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, VIZION PLUS, NEWS 24 (ALBANIA); Additional Footage Courtesy of: RUSHAN ABBAS, BINGHAM McCUTCHEON, ABU BAKKER QASSIM, MICHAEL STERNHELL, NURY TURKEL; Music: ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION MUSIC LLC; Special Thanks: THE NATION INSTITUTE

BRAZIL: THE OBAMA SAMBA
Produced and Reported by: ANDRES CEDIEL; Co-Producer: DANIELA BROITMAN; Editor: ANDRES CEDIEL; Senior Producers: KEN DORNSTEIN, AMANDA PIKE; Camera/Sound: ANDRES CEDIEL; Archival Footage: EUROPEAN PRESS AGENCY; Photography: ANDRE CYPRIANO

FOR FRONTLINE/WORLD
Coordinating Producer: DAVID RITSHER; Story Editor: AMANDA PIKE; Senior Associate Producer: MARJORIE MCAFEE; Associate Producer: ANDRES CEDIEL; Outreach Coordinator: CHARLOTTE BUCHEN; Production Assistants: MATT DURNING, LYRA FREDERICK, TALIA KENNEDY, JACOB SIMAS; Senior Interactive Producer: JACKIE BENNION; Associate Interactive Producer: MATTHEW VREE; Web Producer, Special Projects: JOE RUBIN; Web Designer: REBECCA GREY; Business Manager: TOBEE PHIPPS; Unit Manager: MARY SULLIVAN; Compliance Manager: LISA PALONE; Contracts Manager: LISA SULLIVAN; Promotion: DIANE BUXTON, SANDY ST. LOUIS, ALISSA ROONEY, JESSICA SMITH; Legal: ERIC BRASS, JAY FIALKOV, JANICE FLOOD, SCOTT KARDEL; 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; Post Production Director: CHRIS FOURNELLE; On-Air Promotion: MISSY FREDERICK; Assistant Editor: TYRRA TURNER; Post Production Assistant: MEGAN MCGOUGH; Series Design: JOHN MACGIBBON; FRONTLINE Coordinating Producer: ROBIN PARMELEE; FRONTLINE Director of Broadcast: TIM MANGINI; FRONTLINE Series Manager: JIM BRACCIALE; Senior Producer: KEN DORNSTEIN; Series Executive Director: SHARON TILLER; Executive Producer: DAVID FANNING

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