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  Season Two of FRONTLINE/World

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FRONTLINE/World - Episode 202

Thursday, May 22, 60 minutes
9 P.M. (check local listings)
Hezbollah leader

In this edition, FRONTLINE/World travels to Lebanon, where the terrorist group Hezbollah has become an accepted part of mainstream society-complete with its own uniformed army, political party, schools, hospitals, and stores that sell everything from Hezbollah perfume to postcards. Also featured: Reporter Sam Quinones journeys to the remote highlands of Guatemala and southern Mexico, where traditional coffee growers are being driven off their land, and are turning to "fair trade" gourmet coffee importers in the United States for help; and a journey to Nepal, where a group of Sherpa women attempt to make history as the first to climb Mount Everest.

FRONTLINE/World - Episode 203

Thursday, May 29, 60 minutes
9 P.M. (check local listings)
Woman planting rice
In "The Road to Kirkuk," reporter Sam Kiley joins Kurdish soldiers and Green Berets as they fight their way into Kirkuk in northern Iraq-the Kurds' "Jerusalem"-and begin to reclaim and rebuild the city that Saddam Hussein had "ethnically cleansed." Correspondent Nguyen Qui Duc, meanwhile, returns to his native Vietnam, where he confronts his own war-shattered past and discovers a country rushing into the future in "Looking for Home." Also featured: a nostalgic portrait from France where world music reporter Marco Werman meets up with pianist Maurice el Medioni, an Algerian Jew who pioneered melodies mixing Arab music with American jazz and French pop songs.

FRONTLINE/World - Episode 204

Thursday, June 5, 60 minutes
9 P.M. (check local listings)
Man holds gun, ready to shoot
Reporter Orlando de Guzman travels to the Philippines, where he witnesses the war between the government and Islamic rebels on the island of Mindanao, and meets the U.S soldiers who may soon join that fight. Also featured: Encore reports from the West Bank, a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict where journalists say they have become targets of Israeli soldiers firing rubber bullets and even live ammunition; and, to the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, where cable television is being introduced for the first time.

FRONTLINE/World - Episode 205

Thursday, June 12, 60 minutes
9 P.M. (check local listings)
Little girl with Venezuelan flag headband
FRONTLINE/World joins forces with New York Times reporter Juan Forero to investigate the political crisis in Venezuela and 19 unsolved murders that have bitterly divided the country. Also featured: a visit to India, where reporter Arun Rath finds the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden-or at least the actor who portrays him in a startling street theater performance of 9/11 and its aftermath; and a dispatch from China, where scientist David Ho, the AIDS drug cocktail pioneer, is now hot on the trail of a cure for SARS.