Sicily, A Bridge Too Far?, April 2004
Trying to cross an old divide
FRONTLINE/World Fellow Mary Spicuzza traveled to Sicily to explore the storm building over the Italian government's ambitious plan to build the world's longest suspension bridge linking Sicily to the Italian mainland. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi promises the bridge will at long last bring jobs and prosperity to Sicily while opponents warn it will be an environmental disaster. Can a world-class bridge end Sicily's historic isolation and reduce the influence of the Mafia? Spicuzza finds that even her own relatives can't agree about the promised bridge.
FRONTLINE/WORLD FELLOWS PROGRAM
Producers: COLLEEN WILSON, ANGELA MORGENSTERN; Design and Production: KQED INTERACTIVE; Additional Art Direction: SUSAN HARRIS; Additional Production: EMILY COVEN; Fellows Logo Design: LEIGHTON WOODHOUSE; Copyeditor: JOAN SAUNDERS; Publicity: JESSICA SMITH; Outreach: BRENT HALL; Legal: DAVID MOYCE, ERIC BRASS; Special thanks: ORVILLE SCHELL, THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, U.C. BERKELEY, AMANDA HIRSCH, CAROL CICERONE, SUZANNE ROMAINE, TIM OLSON, DAVID MOYCE, RACHEL RANEY, SHERAZ SADIQ, SAM BAILEY, SARAH MOUGHTY; Executive in Charge for KQED: SUE ELLEN MCCANN; Executive in Charge for WGBH/FRONTLINE: SHARON TILLER; Series Editor: STEPHEN TALBOT; Executive Producer: DAVID FANNING
A BRIDGE TOO FAR?
Reporter: MARY SPICUZZA; Producer: COLLEEN WILSON; Designer: SEAN FAGAN; Special Thanks: UC BERKELEY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, DIANA FERRERO, MIA FULLER, THE PALMISANOS, BRENDAN THOMPSON, MILT WALLACE, ROBIN WISE