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  • The Stem Cell Revolution, Pt. 2; Bill Gates and the Indian Eunichs; Searching for Children of the Disappeared

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    S 10 : Ep 17 -

    (6/26/2012) Meet a woman who spent most of her life totally blind, but now can see. Then, an unlikely partnership is fighting AIDS and infantcide in India. Finally, Argentina's regime kidnapped tens of thousands of men and women in the '70s and '80s and almost all were executed. But many of their children were spared, and stolen by military officials and the well-connected. Now, a new law requires them to take DNA tests to determine who they really are.moreless
  • The Two Irelands; Therapy Dogs: Hope On Four Paws

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    (6/19/2012) In an amazing transformation, Belfast is re-imagining what were once the architectural ruins of the conflict between Protestants and Catholics, turning them into tourist destinations. Then, the once high-flying Republic of Ireland is trying to turn around its moribund economy by launching a tourist initiative meant to draw millions to the Emerald Isle-especially the Irish from America. Finally, dogs are helping everyone from injured soldiers to autistic kids to domestic violence victims lead happier, more productive lives.moreless
  • Unfortunate Brother: The Korean Unification Question; Curtain Call: The Central City Opera

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    S 10 : Ep 15 -

    (6/5/2012) The two Koreas are bitter enemies, split by politics, mutual distrust and the most militarized border in the world. Yet the people on each side consider those living on the other to be family. This paradox complicates the million-dollar Korean question of unification. Then, in pop music, television is full of singing competitions promising fame and fortune. In opera, it's the Central City Opera's young musician program. Win here and doors open to some of the biggest opera stages in the world.moreless
  • Christian Persecution in the Middle East; Maverick: Eat, Pray, Give; Four-Legged Library: Books by Burro

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    S 10 : Ep 14 -

    (5/22/2012) The Arab Spring brought dreams of reform and democracy to many countries in the Middle East. But it also saw a backlash against Christian minorities. One Christian's quest to help his fellow believers escape persecution. Then, one master chef from India's highest caste has broken the rules and is feeding and housing people at the bottom of society. Finally, how do you teach poor peasant children in Colombia to read when they have no books or teachers? You bring the books to them-by burro.moreless
  • Water Crisis on the Nile; The Cardboard Cathedral; The Surprising Life of Death Valley

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    S 10 : Ep 13 -

    (5/15/2012) Could a water crisis curtail the revolution's promise for a better, brighter Egypt? Water, not politics, might be the key to Egypt's survival. Then, is a church the stone, steel and, wood of its construction? Or is it something more? The people of Christchurch, New Zealand, are about to find out as they embark on replacing their famous cathedral with an architectural marvel made out of cardboard. Also, World Report takes on the heat and isolation of Death Valley and discovers an idiosyncratic vitality.moreless
  • Burma: Democracy on the Edge; The Resurrection of Christchurch

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    (5/1/2012) Burma just held elections for parliament, the latest sign the once-closed, military-ruled country is moving toward democracy and freedom. Even so, citizens worry the dark past could return. Then, ten thousand people have fled Christchurch, New Zealand, after a series of non-stop earthquakes, including two massive ones, destroyed much of the city. Residents who stayed are rebuilding Christchurch into a quirky new place to live.moreless
  • Geert Wilders: Europe's Anti-Islam Bullhorn and Bully; Double Jeopardy: The Two Lives of Citizen Judges; Viewfinder: A Hainan Homecoming.

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    (4/24/2012) Geert Wilders strident anti-Islam views have made him one of Europe's most prominent and controversial politicians and he might have inspired the man responsible for killing 77 people, mostly teenagers, in Norway last year. Next, imagine going to bed a farmer and waking up a judge. It happens in about 30 rural states, where citizen judges rule the bench in small towns. But critics complain that lay judges are not prepared to mete out justice. Then, one Chinese-American pulls back the curtain on China.moreless
  • Safe Haven: Wild Animals, Tame Surroundings; Four-Legged Library: Books by Burro

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    (4/10/2012) Fearsome wild animals and glitzy Las Vegas shows have a long history. But when one Vegas magician realized his act was exploiting big cats, he started a wild animal sanctuary. Now retired and injured show animals have a safe, cruelty-free place to live. Then, how do you teach poor peasant children in Colombia how to read when they have no books or teachers? You bring the books to them by burro. One man's selfless commitment to children and education.moreless
  • Lost at Sea; Bearing the Cross: Christian Persecution in the Middle East; Viewfinder: Sacred Sanctuary

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    (4/3/2012) Cruise vacations are supposed to be dreams of sun, sand and sea. But now, cruise ships are a hotbed of theft, assault and worse. Crimes, even murders, are rarely investigated and often go unpunished. Then, the Arab Spring brought dreams of reform to the Middle East also saw the rise of Islamists and a backlash against Christian minorities. Finally, a high, remote mountain valley in Colorado is home to dozens of religious and New Age spiritual centers. How one woman created a sacred sanctuary.moreless
  • After the Tsunami; Life Support: Rural Healthcare in America; Viewfinder: Witnesses to Disaster

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    (3/27/2012) Japan is still recovering from the tsunami and nuclear disaster that rocked the country a year ago. Homelessness, fear of radiation contamination and distrust of the government prevail. Then, a health clinic on wheels in Appalachia and a program to encourage medical students to practice in small towns. Finally, a World Report Viewfinder: Witnesses to Disaster. Honest voices of heartbreak and misgiving in Japan.moreless
  • Syria's Freedom Fighters; Digging Out: Iraq Archaeology Re-Emerges

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    (3/20/2012) World Report spends a week on the front lines in the battle for control of Homs, the anti-government stronghold leading the fight against the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Then, Saddam Hussein perverted science for his own political purposes. Now that he is gone and the war is over, science is making a comeback in Iraq and the very first archaeology dig in Iraq in over two decades is on the vanguard of revitalizing science in Iraq.moreless
  • Iran and the Bomb; Maverick: Eat, Pray, Give

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    S 10 : Ep 6 - 2/28/12

    (2/28/2012) Iran continues its nuclear program, defying the international community. Now Israel is threatening military action. Then, India's caste system means privilege for some, poverty and hardship for most. One master chef, from India's highest caste, has broken the rules, and is feeding and housing people at the bottom of society, even bathing them with his own hands. Caring about people, not about class.moreless
  • True Believers: Faith Over Fear for China's Christian Underground; The Silverton Standard: A Newspaper Survival Story

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    S 10 : Ep 5 - 2/21/12

    (2/21/2012) China's government is suspicious of a growing Christian community. Authorities are cracking down on unofficial churches, sending the faithful underground. Then, The Silverton Standard became the country's first non-profit newspaper, the brainchild of the paper's reporter, editor, photographer and op-ed columnist, who all happen to be the same guy. In the digital age, how one mountain town newspaper thrives.moreless
  • Falklands Friction; Wounded Warriors: Veterans Farms

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    S 10 : Ep 4 - 2/14/12

    (2/14/2012) Thirty years after England and Argentina went to war over the Falkland Islands, they're again making rival claims of sovereignty. England has deployed Prince William there to serve his first overseas military tour, a move the Argentine government calls a "provocation." Could another real war be around the corner? Then, with more than 250,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans unable to find jobs, Veterans Farm in Florida offers a simple solution: make farmers out of soldiers.moreless
  • In Their Sights: The Shoot-to-Kill Policy in Afghanistan; Post Offices: Rural, Rustic, Relics?

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    S 10 : Ep 3 - 2/7/12

    (2/7/2012) Under constant threat from insurgents, coalition forces in Afghanistan are using a controversial shoot first, ask questions later policy. Could this tactic endanger soon-to-start peace talks with the Taliban? Then, World Report goes on a road trip with post office afficionado Evan Kalish, who visits thousands of out-of-the-way post offices around the country. Kalish is on a one-man mission to save every post office he can from closing, even if Congress has other ideas.moreless
  • The Pedophile Hunters

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    S 10 : Ep 2 - 1/24/12

    (1/24/2012) The reach of American justice now extends to countries like Cambodia, where American pedophiles travel to score underage sex. World Report takes an extended ride along on Operation Twisted Traveler, Immigration and Customs Enforcement's ambitious effort to track down and arrest American sexual predators abroad.moreless
  • Closing Al Asad Airbase: Anatomy of a Troop Withdrawal; Wounded Warriors: Healing Scars

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    S 10 : Ep 1 - 1/17/12

    (1/17/2012) The withdrawal of US forces from Al Asad Airbase marked the end of American combat forces' eight years stationed in Al Anbar, Iraq's most violent province. World Report, with the only American journalists positioned at Al Asad and in Al Anbar, follows the US Army's 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment out of Iraq, part of the largest vehicle movement since WWII. Then, Dave Roever nearly lost his face when a grenade exploded in his hand in Vietnam. Now Roever uses his scars to show severely wounded vets from Iraq and Afghanistan that there is life after injury.moreless
  • North Korea Refugees: Long Road to Freedom; Made in America: Tear Gas on the Streets of Cairo; Viewfinder: One Year, 90 Seconds

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    S 9 : Ep 36 - 12/27/11

    (12/27/2011) The death of the Dear Leader is not likely to change the dire conditions inside North Korea. Refugees risk their lives to escape, only to find that life in neighboring China is not much better. Then, tear gas is the weapon of choice for authoritarian security forces fighting pro-democracy demonstrators in places like Egypt and Syria. Much of it coming from American manufacturers. World Report investigates. Finally, a World Report Viewfinder: 365 days of discovery - in a backyard.moreless
  • The Gift of Life; Viewfinder: Surviving the Peace: Preventing Loss of Limb and Life in Laos; A Cheyenne Christmas Story: Cy's Big Heart

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    S 9 : Ep 35 - 12/20/11

    (12/20/2011) When Andy Moyer skier died in a ski accident on Christmas Eve almost 20 years ago, his family decided to donate his organs and tissues. Now at least three people are alive because of this unselfish act. Then, decades after US warplanes dumped their excess bombs over their country, Laotians are being killed by unexploded ordnance in their fields and rice paddies. Remember Ralphie from a Christmas Story? His look-alike, Cy Magee, doesn't want a BB gun for Christmas. Instead, his humble venture to raise money to feed his adopted donkey has captured the hearts of his hometown.moreless
  • City of Fear: Islamabad in the Crosshairs of Homegrown Terror

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    S 9 : Ep 34 - 12/13/11

    (12/13/2011) Backed by billions in US military aid, Pakistan is fighting both the Taliban and al Qaeda on its home turf. For its cooperation with the United States, Pakistan pays a high price. More than 25,000 civilians have been killed in terrorest acts over the last three years. Islamabad, Pakistan's capital, is ground zero for bombings, murder and kidnappings. World Report goes for a year-long ride-along with the Islamabad police.moreless
  • The Blue and the Black: Chuuk Islands

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    S 9 : Ep 33 - 12/6/11

    (12/6/2011) In a massive air-to-sea fight, U.S. fighter planes sank Japanese warships in a decisive WWII battle, creating a divers' paradise. Now, the South Pacific's Chuuk Lagoon is threatened as oil is starting to leak from the rusted hulls.moreless
  • Chopper School: Training Helo Pilots for Afghanistan; South Sudan's Fight: From Independence to Survival; Viewfinder: Sacred Sanctuary

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    S 9 : Ep 32 - 11/29/11

    (11/29/2011) Before chopper pilots deploy to the war in Afghanistan, they make a stop in the mountains of Colorado where they learn high-altitude flying skills. Then, after years of grueling civil war, South Sudan gained its independence. But the new country is threatened by internal conflict, desperate poverty and clashes with the North. Finally, a high, remote mountain valley in Colorado is home to dozens of religious and New Age spiritual centers. How one woman created a sacred sanctuary.moreless
  • Mekong: Rising Tide; Farm Subsidies: The Sacred Cow in the Super Committee's Sights; Moose: What Else? On the Loose

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    S 9 : Ep 31 - 11/22/11

    (11/22/2011) The Mekong is about to be transformed by hydro-electric dams in Laos and Cambodia. The electricity promises development for these poor nations, but could wipe away the livelihoods of millions of peasants and fishermen. Then, farm subsidies have been part of the American landscape for years. Congress is now considering whether to kill the payments, some of which go to gentlemen farmers living big in the big city. Finally, World Report goes to Newfoundland, where moose are on the loose.moreless
  • Egypt at a Crossroads; Berlusconi's Women; Jin Xing: From Military Officer to Ballet Dancer

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    S 9 : Ep 30 - 11/15/11

    (11/15/2011) Egypt's euphoria at ousting Hosni Mubarak is eroding from fears that the replacement leadership is no better. Can Egypt recapture the ideals of the Arab Spring? Then, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is resigning. Economic crisis is bringing him down, but he will be remembered for allegations of corruption and a playboy lifestyle. Finally, he went from military colonel in China's army to fame as a dancer and choreographer. But the biggest change is that Jin Xing went from a he to a she.moreless
  • Fukushima Syndrome: The Stark Cost of Japan's Nuclear Embrace; Cuba for Sale: A Housing-Market Boom in the Making

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    S 9 : Ep 29 - 11/8/11

    (11/8/2011) Decades ago, despite its grim history with the atom bomb, Japan bought into a promising nuclear-energy future. More than 50 reactors later, the nuclear present in Japan is a nightmare, brought on by the meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant earlier this year. Then, since the Cuban revolution, buying and selling real estate in Cuba has been illegal. That is about to change. And Americans might be able to get in on the action.moreless
  • The Miracle Baby of Haiti

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    S 9 : Ep 28 - 11/1/11

    (11/1/2011) When a massive earthquake rocked Haiti almost two years ago, death and despair became a blur of grim, somber numbers. But when 22-month-old Landina Seignon was pulled from the rubble severely burned and injured, she became the face of hope. Under the care of a rules-breaking British doctor, Landina received treatment in London and survived. But the question is, should Landina be returned to her destroyed homeland, where desperate living conditions will make her full recovery nearly impossible?moreless
  • Blue and the Black: Chuuk Islands; Movember: Facial Hair for a Cause; Pakistan's Quiet Crisis

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    S 9 : Ep 27 - 10/25/11

    (10/25/2011) In a massive air-to-sea fight, US fighter planes sank Japanese warships in a decisive WWII battle, creating a divers' paradise. Now, the Chuuk Lagoon is threatened as oil is starting to leak from the rusted hulls. Next, it started as a simple, silly bet. Who could grow the best (worst?) mustache during the month of November. Now, it is a worldwide event that raises tens of millions of dollars for a worthy cause. Finally, hundreds of thousands are suffering inn Pakistan from horrendous floods.moreless
  • Yemen: The Pied Piper of Jihad; Daniel Kish: Blind as a Bat; Viewfinder: Special Delivery

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    S 9 : Ep 26 - 10/18/11

    (10/18/2011) The American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki turned his adopted country of Yemen into a leading recruiter of al qaeda operatives. Awlaki was al qaeda's influential English-speaking propagandist, earning him the nickname the Pied Piper of Jihad. Then, if you were blind, could you navigate your world just by listening to sound echoing from your tongue? Finally, a World Report Viewfinder. Black farmers need customers. School districts need fresh produce and one farmer found a solution.moreless
  • The Chile 33

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    S 9 : Ep 25 - 10/11/11

    (10/11/2011) How would you cope if you and 32 co-workers were trapped underground with little food, hardly any water and little hope of rescue? A year ago, 33 Chilean miners endured this horrible torture for 69 days, only to be saved in a dramatic rescue that captured the hearts of people around the world. World Report has first-hand accounts from the miners themselves as they tell their tale of hope against the odds.moreless
  • Vladimir Putin: Absolute Power?; A Rebel's Story

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    S 9 : Ep 24 - 10/4/11

    (10/4/2011) Vladimir Putin wants to be President again, and Putin gets what he wants. Many are describing Russia as 'post-democratic;' that while there are elections and the surfeit of democracy, one man really controls everything. World Report is in Russia for a revealing look. Next, we are with a Libyan rebel as he fights his way across the country to Tripoli. What makes a prosperous mild-mannered, middle-aged man take up arms against his country's leader?moreless
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