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Mixed Blessings: Introduction

(July 18, 2006) "Mixed Blessings" looks at Ireland's dramatic transformation from a poor nation of rolling green fields, farmers' pubs, and devout Catholics to an urbanized, secularized and giddily flush society. In this program, WIDE ANGLE visits the city of Limerick.

Jul 18th, 2006 | Comments

White Smoke: Introduction

(April 26, 2005) This episode of WIDE ANGLE chronicles the life of the Vatican in the days between the announcement of Pope John Paul II's death and the election of the new pope by a conclave, the group of more than 100 cardinals who gather in Rome's Sistine Chapel for this historic vote.

Apr 26th, 2005 | Comments

Young, Muslim, and French: Introduction

(August 26, 2004) WIDE ANGLE explores the ban on Muslim headscarves in French schools in the town of Dammarie-les-Lys, a racially diverse, working-class community on the outskirts of Paris, where young Muslim women face a choice to obey the ban - or flout it.

Aug 26th, 2004 | Comments

The Prime Minister and the Press: Introduction

(August 21, 2003) The Prime Minister and the Press examines Silvio Berlusconi's rise to prominence, and explores what happens to public debate when extreme wealth and political power converge with media dominance.

Aug 21st, 2003 | Comments

Media by Milosevic: Introduction

(September 12, 2002) This investigative report will take the viewer inside the realm, and inside the mind, of one of the most effective and brutal tyrants of the past 50 years.

Sep 12th, 2002 | Comments

Greetings from Grozny: Introduction

(July 25, 2002) The ruined cityscape of Grozny, Chechnya and the scarred roads and fields of the countryside bear witness to a conflict that has been marked both by brutal occupation and terrorist resistance. This film is a journey that leads the viewer behind the lines on both sides, and into the hearts of civilians and soldiers alike.

Jul 25th, 2002 | Comments
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