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Meet the New Heroes Fabio Rosa

Fabio Rosa, Brazil

Fabio Rosa is using technology and new approaches to bring electricity to remote regions of Brazil.

The New Heroes tells the dramatic stories of 14 daring people from all corners of the globe who, against all odds, are successfully alleviating poverty and illness, combating unemployment and violence, and bringing education, light, opportunity and freedom to poor and marginalized people around the world.

Also known as "social entrepreneurs," they develop innovations that bring life-changing tools and resources to people desperate for viable solutions. What is possible? You'd be surprised. Take a journey into a world where people take action to make a big difference.

Read an online chat with the New Heroes at

Robert Redford

Hosted by Robert Redford

Airs on PBS stations Tuesdays,
June 28 and July 5, 2005

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