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Heart of Jenin: Introduction

(July 8, 2009) When 12-year-old Palestinian Ahmed Khatib was accidentally shot and killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Jenin, the boy’s parents turned their sorrow into a gift of hope for six Israeli children by consenting to donate Ahmed's organs.

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Birth of a Surgeon: Introduction

(July 15, 2009) Birth of a Surgeon travels to Mozambique where, for the first time, midwives are being trained in advanced life-saving surgery. Suffering from an acute shortage of doctors, Mozambique's bold grassroots initiatives have cut the maternal death rate in half.

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The Market Maker: Introduction

(July 22, 2009) WIDE ANGLE travels to East Africa to tell the dramatic story of an Ethiopian economist on a mission. Seeking a market-based solution to ending hunger in her famine-plagued country, she creates Ethiopia's first commodities exchange. What she didn't count on was a world financial crisis getting in the way.

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Contestant No. 2: Introduction

(July 29, 2009) Duah Fares is an Arab-Israeli teenager and member of the Druze religion. When she sets her sights on the Miss Israel pageant, her tight-knit religious community balks. The pageant requires contestants to wear a bathing suit, an act that could disgrace her family and even put her in danger.

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Victory Is Your Duty: Introduction

(August 12, 2009) WIDE ANGLE gains intimate access to the Havana Boxing Academy on the outskirts of Cuba's capital. There, from the tender age of nine, boys hand-picked as future Olympians are molded into soldiers of the ring.

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Eyes of the Storm: Introduction

(August 19, 2009) Eyes of the Storm tells the struggles of several orphaned children left to fend for themselves in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. A Burmese team shot undercover for over 10 months in defiance of the ruling junta's media blackout to provide a rare window into one of the world's most secretive countries.

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From Jihad to Rehab: Introduction

From Jihad to Rehab takes us inside a rehabilitation center in Saudi Arabia, where art therapy and religious re-education are being used to reform militant jihadists.

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Field Trip to the DMZ: Introduction

As North Korea’s relations with its neighbors grow ever more strained, FOCAL POINT visits the demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea.

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Pakistan at the Polls: Introduction

In the half a century since the country’s founding, changes in Pakistan’s leadership have been marked by assignations, plane crashes, military coups -- and the occasional democratic election.

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