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Election 2008 The World is Watching

August 2008

Video ReportCourting Hispanics at the DNCCourting Hispanics at the DNC
August 29, 2008
Natasha del Toro follows Mexican newspaper journalist Leo Zuckemann, also the host of the weekly Mexican television show Imagen Electoral, as he examines the pivotal role Hispanic Democrats will play in November

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PRI's The World Radio ReportWhat Foreigners Want from ObamaWhat Foreigners Want from Obama
August 28, 2008
The World's Alex Gallafent reports on what the many foreign observers at the Democratic National Convention want to hear from Barack Obama tonight. In a second report from today's convention, Alex Gallafent talks with Russian journalist Andrei Sitov about U.S.-Russia...

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Video Interview and DispatchTaliban Key Challenge for Next PresidentPakistan
Taliban Key Challenge for Next President
August 28, 2008
In this interview with our correspondent in Pakistan, she paints a bleak picture of the Talibanization of her country and the foreign policy challenges facing the next U.S. president.

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VIDEO REPORTThe Hillary FactorThe Hillary Factor
August 27, 2008
As 20,000 people packed the convention arena to watch Hillary Clinton try to heal party wounds, Philippe Gelie, Washington bureau chief of Le Figaro, was not among them. Instead, the French reporter had to watch the speech on a hallway monitor along with many others who were left outside. Still, he had plenty to say about Clinton's address.

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VIDEO INTERVIEWBrazilians Fixated on ObamaBrazilians Fixated on Obama
August 27, 2008
Patricia Mello is the Washington D.C. correspondent for O Estado Sao Paolo, one of Brazil's largest daily newspapers. From the Democratic National Convention in Denver, she talks with reporter Natasha del Toro about the Brazilian obsession with Obama.

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Video ReportWatching the WatchersWatching the Watchers
August 26, 2008
FRONTLINE/World reporter Natasha del Toro and coordinating producer David Ritsher are covering the Democratic National Convention in Denver this week. They will be following members of the estimated 2,000 foreign press corps from more than 130 countries to get their take on the U.S. election and how America's decision will affect them back home.

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PRI's THE WORLD RADIO REPORTMuslim Caucus Debuts in Denver Muslim Caucus Debuts in Denver
August 26, 2008
With a Democratic candidate with family roots in Islam, this election means a lot to Muslim voters. The World's Matthew Bell talks to Muslim delegates in Denver.

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Editor's NoteThe Vote Heard Around The WorldThe Vote Heard Around The World
August 25, 2008
More than ever before, the votes Americans cast this election day will ripple out to the farthest reaches of the planet. Against this backdrop of growing global interdependence, FRONTLINE/World begins a 10-week election run of its own, intended to give viewers a sense of what the U.S. campaign looks and feels like to at least a sampling of the nearly seven billion people around the world.

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PRI's THE WORLD RADIO REPORTIs Obama anti-war enough for Democrats?Is Obama anti-war enough for Democrats?
August 25, 2008
As the Democratic Convention gets underway in Denver, PRI The World's Matthew Bell examines the on-going tensions between the Obama campaign and the anti-war faction of the Democratic Party.

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DispatchObama: Awakening the African VoteObama: Awakening the African Vote
August 25, 2008
The candidacy of Barack Obama has galvanized a small but rapidly growing group that had previously avoided any involvement in American politics: African-born immigrants to the United States. Kenyan-American journalist Edwin Okong'o reports.

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video dispatchVoices from KabulAfghanistan
Voices from Kabul
August 25, 2008
"The elections are a huge story here in Afghanistan," says Kabul-based journalist Danesh Karokel. "What happens in the U.S. has a direct impact on Afghans." FRONTLINE/World reporter Nadene Ghouri polls Afghans on the streets of Kabul on what the election means to them.

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Video DispatchA Fate Tied to WashingtonLebanon
A Fate Tied to Washington
August 25, 2008
The Obama-McCain race is being followed closely in Lebanon. But while Barak Obama's emphasis on diplomacy over bombs generates a lot of enthusiasm, he doesn't have a monopoly on popularity.

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DispatchThe Man Who Saved McCainVietnam
The Man Who Saved McCain
August 25, 2008
Reporter Nguyen Qui Duc meets the man who claims he rescued John McCain from a Hanoi lake more than 40 years ago. What does he recall of the incident today? And how do other Vietnamese view the war hero who could be the next U.S. president?

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Video dispatchViews from the Streets of TehranIran
Views from the Streets of Tehran
August 24, 2008
What does the country that invented "Death to America" really think about Americans and the upcoming presidential election? Reporters Neil Katz and Jonathan Schienberg travel to the nation's capital Tehran and to the city of Qom, the country's center of Islamic learning, to find out.

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