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Experience news like never before. Award-winning HDNet World Report is redefining the way we look at our world. Provocative, sometimes controversial, and always relevant, World Report tells the stories of our time in depth, with attitude and independence. From the streets of Baghdad to the alleys of India, small town America to villages in Vietnam, war zones to halls of power, World Report is there. You won't see stories like these anywhere else. Buy a season pass and get new episodes throughout 2011.

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    Mexican Oil: Deep Concerns About Deepsea Drilling; Afghanistan: Camp Hero

    (1/11/2011) Mexico has long been a major exporter of oil, but now their main supply is running dry. So they are drilling deeper and deeper in the Gulf of Mexico, and some worry that a catastrophic oil spill could occur, even worse than the BP spill last year. Correspondent Greg Dobbs is in Mexico to investigate. Then, correspondent Maura Axelrod introduces us to a unique hospital in Afghanistan, where American doctors and nurses are trying to bring modern medicine to a place that badly needs it.

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    (1/11/2011) Mexico has long been a major exporter of oil, but now their main supply is running dry. So they are drilling deeper and deeper in the Gulf of Mexico, and some worry that a catastrophic oil spill could occur, even worse than the BP spill last year. Correspondent Greg Dobbs is in Mexico to investigate. Then, correspondent Maura Axelrod introduces us to a unique hospital in Afghanistan, where American doctors and nurses are trying to bring modern medicine to a place that badly needs it.

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    Chasing Pirates: On Patrol Along the Coast of Somalia; 911: Nurses Under Attack; Beyond Belief: A Spiritual Guide in the Warzone

    (1/18/2011) It is pirating season off the coast of Somalia, and World Report correspondent Paul Beban is on board a warship as it patrols dangerous waters. Next, emergency rooms are becoming more and more dangerous, as attacks on nurses become more and more common. Many times, the attackers aren't even prosecuted. Finally, as part of our ongoing series on faith, a candid interview with an Army chaplain serving in Afghanistan.

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    (1/18/2011) It is pirating season off the coast of Somalia, and World Report correspondent Paul Beban is on board a warship as it patrols dangerous waters. Next, emergency rooms are becoming more and more dangerous, as attacks on nurses become more and more common. Many times, the attackers aren't even prosecuted. Finally, as part of our ongoing series on faith, a candid interview with an Army chaplain serving in Afghanistan.

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    Searching for Children of the Disappeared; Chinese Artists Fight Back; Viewfinder: One Man Town

    (2/1/2011) Argentina's brutal military regime kidnapped tens of thousands of men and women in the '70's and '80's, 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 the so-called 'Children of the Disappeared' to take DNA tests to determine who they really are. Next, artists enjoy prestige in China and a degree of free speech, but a real estate boom is forcing them out of their homes to make way for luxury developments. Finally, Buford, Wyomiing is a town like no other. It's population? One.

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    (2/1/2011) Argentina's brutal military regime kidnapped tens of thousands of men and women in the '70's and '80's, 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 the so-called 'Children of the Disappeared' to take DNA tests to determine who they really are. Next, artists enjoy prestige in China and a degree of free speech, but a real estate boom is forcing them out of their homes to make way for luxury developments. Finally, Buford, Wyomiing is a town like no other. It's population? One.

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    The Economy of Polygamy; Inside the Crisis in Cairo; Viewfinder: Sanctuary

    (2/8/2011) Despite the conviction of their leader, the FLDS polygamist Mormon splinter group seems to be thriving. As they expand and build new compounds for their followers, we ask, where does their money come from? Next, correspondent Willem Marx has been on the ground in Cairo all week, as a once peaceful revolution has turned deadly. He introduces us to some ordinary Egyptians doing extraordinary things. Then, the latest in our "Mavericks" series: neuroscientist Jim Fallon studies what makes psychopaths tick, and through his research discovered some disturbing truths about his own brain.

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    (2/8/2011) Despite the conviction of their leader, the FLDS polygamist Mormon splinter group seems to be thriving. As they expand and build new compounds for their followers, we ask, where does their money come from? Next, correspondent Willem Marx has been on the ground in Cairo all week, as a once peaceful revolution has turned deadly. He introduces us to some ordinary Egyptians doing extraordinary things. Then, the latest in our "Mavericks" series: neuroscientist Jim Fallon studies what makes psychopaths tick, and through his research discovered some disturbing truths about his own brain.

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    Democracy Inside Out: Redrawing Our Political Map; Oman: A Different Kind of Arab State; Toxic Town

    (2/22/2011) Something's happening around the country that will go a long way in deciding who controls the next Congress. The way one expert put it, 'it's politicians choosing their voters.' Next, the Sultanate of Oman, where women are encouraged to start businesses, become doctors and lawyers; in short, they are equal citizens. Some say Oman is stable and growing fast because of this 'liberal' attitude. Finally, if your whole town was declared a Superfund site, you'd probably want to leave. But you're not from Picher, Oklahoma, the nation's most toxic town.

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    (2/22/2011) Something's happening around the country that will go a long way in deciding who controls the next Congress. The way one expert put it, 'it's politicians choosing their voters.' Next, the Sultanate of Oman, where women are encouraged to start businesses, become doctors and lawyers; in short, they are equal citizens. Some say Oman is stable and growing fast because of this 'liberal' attitude. Finally, if your whole town was declared a Superfund site, you'd probably want to leave. But you're not from Picher, Oklahoma, the nation's most toxic town.

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    Libya: Show Me the Money!; The Good Daughter; Discovery's Last Ride

    (3/1/2011) Maybe the best part of being a dictator is that you can become very, very rich. Jennifer London looks into where Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi puts his billions, and what the West can do to reclaim some of that money for the Libyan people. Next, we meet an Iranian-American who thought she knew her mother, until she found a mysterious photograph that was the key to a secret, and shocking, personal history. Then, the latest on Space Shuttle Discovery's last mission.

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    (3/1/2011) Maybe the best part of being a dictator is that you can become very, very rich. Jennifer London looks into where Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi puts his billions, and what the West can do to reclaim some of that money for the Libyan people. Next, we meet an Iranian-American who thought she knew her mother, until she found a mysterious photograph that was the key to a secret, and shocking, personal history. Then, the latest on Space Shuttle Discovery's last mission.

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    Morocco: The Next Domino?; Saving Gospel; Viewfinder: The Rebel's View

    (3/22/2011) The ruling class in Morocco is watching nervously as its North African neighbors face revolution. With massive poverty, a repressive regime and Islamic extremism in its midst, might Morocco be the next country to face an uprising? Next, Gospel music was not only a soundtrack to the Civil Rights movement in the '50s and '60s... it was inspiration. But many of the most influential recordings have been lost or damaged; we meet one man who is trying to save this historic music, one record at a time. Finally, back in North Africa, a Viewfinder - Benghazi, Libya through a rebel's eyes.

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    (3/22/2011) The ruling class in Morocco is watching nervously as its North African neighbors face revolution. With massive poverty, a repressive regime and Islamic extremism in its midst, might Morocco be the next country to face an uprising? Next, Gospel music was not only a soundtrack to the Civil Rights movement in the '50s and '60s... it was inspiration. But many of the most influential recordings have been lost or damaged; we meet one man who is trying to save this historic music, one record at a time. Finally, back in North Africa, a Viewfinder - Benghazi, Libya through a rebel's eyes.

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    The Welfare Queen; The Economy of Polygamy; Viewfinder: Sanctuary

    (3/29/2011) The British Government is making cuts in defense, healthcare, schools to combat a budget deficit. At the same time, the country is about to spend tens of millions on the "Wedding of the Century." Many are asking if the monarchy is really worth it. Next, as the FLDS Mormon splinter group expands and builds new compounds for its followers, we ask, where does the money come from? Finally, a Viewfinder about a place where women who have worked in a brutal industry can find sanctuary.

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    (3/29/2011) The British Government is making cuts in defense, healthcare, schools to combat a budget deficit. At the same time, the country is about to spend tens of millions on the "Wedding of the Century." Many are asking if the monarchy is really worth it. Next, as the FLDS Mormon splinter group expands and builds new compounds for its followers, we ask, where does the money come from? Finally, a Viewfinder about a place where women who have worked in a brutal industry can find sanctuary.

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    Your iPhone Makes Me Sick; New Debate About the Oldest Profession; A Unique Sport; Viewfinder: 1 Year, 90 Seconds

    (4/12/2011) World Report is in China talking to workers who say that making iPhones makes them sick. It may make you think about your gadgets a little differently. Next, Paul Beban visits some brothels in Nevada after Senator Harry Reid's speech decrying legalized prostitution. Then, we are back overseas this time in Afghanistan, to introduce you to a unique sport that involves horses, a dead goat, some whips, and lots of gambling.

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    (4/12/2011) World Report is in China talking to workers who say that making iPhones makes them sick. It may make you think about your gadgets a little differently. Next, Paul Beban visits some brothels in Nevada after Senator Harry Reid's speech decrying legalized prostitution. Then, we are back overseas this time in Afghanistan, to introduce you to a unique sport that involves horses, a dead goat, some whips, and lots of gambling.

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    Private Space Race; The Most Interesting Man In the World

    (4/19/2011) Just as NASA shuts down the Shuttle, private companies are in a headlong rush to make space more accessible to scientists and thrill-seekers. They are closer than you think to providing (relatively) affordable space travel to the general public. Next, he's a man who "once had an awkward moment, just to see what it was like... he wouldn't be afraid of showing his feminine side, if he had one... sharks have a week, dedicated to him." He's The Most Interesting Man in the World, the center of one of the most successful ad campaigns in recent memory. Jennifer London introduces us to Jonathan Goldsmith, who plays TMIMITW, and is almost as interesting in real life as he is in the commercials!

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    (4/19/2011) Just as NASA shuts down the Shuttle, private companies are in a headlong rush to make space more accessible to scientists and thrill-seekers. They are closer than you think to providing (relatively) affordable space travel to the general public. Next, he's a man who "once had an awkward moment, just to see what it was like... he wouldn't be afraid of showing his feminine side, if he had one... sharks have a week, dedicated to him." He's The Most Interesting Man in the World, the center of one of the most successful ad campaigns in recent memory. Jennifer London introduces us to Jonathan Goldsmith, who plays TMIMITW, and is almost as interesting in real life as he is in the commercials!

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    On the Ground in Abbottabad, Pakistan; The Aftershocks of Revolution; Chain of Cures: A Revolution in Kidney Transplants

    (5/3/2011) World Report is on the ground in Abbottobad, Pakistan, the town where Osama bin Laden was hiding for years. Did the locals know? What about the nearby Pakistan Army base? Next, as the Jasmine Revolution continues in North Africa, Europe is dealing with a flood of Tunisian and Libyan refugees coming into their countries. Now it is causing a public row between the two allies - France and Italy. Finally, a revolutionary database finds matches for kidney transplant patients far faster than traditional methods. So why do some major hospitals resist it?

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    (5/3/2011) World Report is on the ground in Abbottobad, Pakistan, the town where Osama bin Laden was hiding for years. Did the locals know? What about the nearby Pakistan Army base? Next, as the Jasmine Revolution continues in North Africa, Europe is dealing with a flood of Tunisian and Libyan refugees coming into their countries. Now it is causing a public row between the two allies - France and Italy. Finally, a revolutionary database finds matches for kidney transplant patients far faster than traditional methods. So why do some major hospitals resist it?

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    DWHigh: Medical Marijuana and Driving; Fountain of Youth: Wanna Live Forever?; Last Endeavour: A Shuttle's Final Flight

    (5/17/2011) Hundreds of thousands are now getting high on medicinal marijuana legally, and they are on the roads. We put some users' driving skills to the test. Next, Aubrey de Grey looks like Methuselah and says there is a way to make people live as long as the Biblical character. He's at the cutting edge of a scientific movement that seeks to stop or radically slow aging, and says that we are closer than you might think to living for centuries. Finally, Space Shuttle Endeavour's final flight. This mission is the second to last ever for NASA's shuttle program.

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    (5/17/2011) Hundreds of thousands are now getting high on medicinal marijuana legally, and they are on the roads. We put some users' driving skills to the test. Next, Aubrey de Grey looks like Methuselah and says there is a way to make people live as long as the Biblical character. He's at the cutting edge of a scientific movement that seeks to stop or radically slow aging, and says that we are closer than you might think to living for centuries. Finally, Space Shuttle Endeavour's final flight. This mission is the second to last ever for NASA's shuttle program.

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    Oil Vs. Tourism in an African Jewel; Company Town: Rosarno, Italy and the Mafia; Lawyers, Plumbs and Money: The "TP Lawsuit"

    (5/24/2011) Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda is one of the most spectacular places in the world to see wildlife. It's now threatened by an oil company with free rein from a government eager to reap oil royalties. Next, Rosarno, Italy, is a town controlled almost completely by the Calabrian mafia. Nothing happens there without their say-so, including the employment of illegal African immigrants at near-slave wages and no benefits. Finally, a major university sues a toilet paper company for clogged pipes!

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    (5/24/2011) Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda is one of the most spectacular places in the world to see wildlife. It's now threatened by an oil company with free rein from a government eager to reap oil royalties. Next, Rosarno, Italy, is a town controlled almost completely by the Calabrian mafia. Nothing happens there without their say-so, including the employment of illegal African immigrants at near-slave wages and no benefits. Finally, a major university sues a toilet paper company for clogged pipes!

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    The Stem Cell Revolution, Pt. 1; Holy Shrines, Under Attack

    (6/7/2011) In the first of a three part series, we meet patients whose lives have been transformed, or saved, by cutting edge stem cell treatments. A woman who couldn't walk now plays tennis, a man has his damaged heart healed, and one doctor is even printing new organs! Next, we're in Pakistan, where a moderate, mystical and peaceful brand of Islam called Sufism is under attack by the Taliban.

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    (6/7/2011) In the first of a three part series, we meet patients whose lives have been transformed, or saved, by cutting edge stem cell treatments. A woman who couldn't walk now plays tennis, a man has his damaged heart healed, and one doctor is even printing new organs! Next, we're in Pakistan, where a moderate, mystical and peaceful brand of Islam called Sufism is under attack by the Taliban.

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    The Stem Cell Revolution, Pt. 2; Chinese 'Ant Cities"; Building the Wal-Mart of Weed

    (6/14/2011) In the second installment of our series on advances in medicine facilitated by the use of adult stem cells, we meet a woman who spent most of her life totally blind, but now can see. Next, we're in Beijing to meet the people the Chinese call "Ants." They're young college graduates living underground in bomb shelters and in massive, dilapidated slums. Finally, we meet some entrepreneurs who are trying to create super-stores for marijuana.

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    (6/14/2011) In the second installment of our series on advances in medicine facilitated by the use of adult stem cells, we meet a woman who spent most of her life totally blind, but now can see. Next, we're in Beijing to meet the people the Chinese call "Ants." They're young college graduates living underground in bomb shelters and in massive, dilapidated slums. Finally, we meet some entrepreneurs who are trying to create super-stores for marijuana.

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    South Sudan's Fight: From Independence to Survival; The Stem Cell Revolution, Pt. 3; Viewfinder: Syria's Brave and Bloody Revolt

    (6/28/2011) After a grueling civil war, South Sudan is on the verge of independence, but the new country is threatened by internal conflict, desperate poverty, and clashes with the North. Can Africa's youngest nation survive? Then, the final installment of our 3-part series, "The Stem Cell Revolution." Stunning advances in the treatment of horses can heal injuries that were devastating not long ago, with exciting implications for human medicine. Finally, a first-hand account of the bloody crackdown in Syria, where children inspired an uprising and paid the price.

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    (6/28/2011) After a grueling civil war, South Sudan is on the verge of independence, but the new country is threatened by internal conflict, desperate poverty, and clashes with the North. Can Africa's youngest nation survive? Then, the final installment of our 3-part series, "The Stem Cell Revolution." Stunning advances in the treatment of horses can heal injuries that were devastating not long ago, with exciting implications for human medicine. Finally, a first-hand account of the bloody crackdown in Syria, where children inspired an uprising and paid the price.

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    FLDS: Inside the Secret Sect; Space Shuttle's Final Countdown; Viewfinder: High Designs, High Hopes

    (7/12/2011) World Report is inside the secretive world of the infamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Ousted members reveal their stories, and they indicate the power structure, led by jailed 'prophet' Warren Jeffs, may be unraveling. Then we're in Cape Canaveral for the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Finally, our series Viewfinder is in Medellin, Columbia, where dazzling new architecture dots the skyline. Many of the high-style buildings house programs for the poor.

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    (7/12/2011) World Report is inside the secretive world of the infamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Ousted members reveal their stories, and they indicate the power structure, led by jailed 'prophet' Warren Jeffs, may be unraveling. Then we're in Cape Canaveral for the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Finally, our series Viewfinder is in Medellin, Columbia, where dazzling new architecture dots the skyline. Many of the high-style buildings house programs for the poor.

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    Blind As a Bat: Seeing Without Eyesight; DWHigh: Medical Marijuana and Driving; Last Images of the Space Shuttle

    (7/19/2011) Daniel Kish is blind, but he can ride a bike and hike in the woods without a guide. He can describe his surroundings in precise detail. He's an extraordinary man, and wants to share his gift with others who lack sight. Why aren't organizations advocating for the blind more supportive? Next, hundreds of thousands are now getting high on medicinal marijuana legally, and they are on the roads. We put some users' driving skills to the test. Finally, a visual tribute to the space shuttle program.

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    (7/19/2011) Daniel Kish is blind, but he can ride a bike and hike in the woods without a guide. He can describe his surroundings in precise detail. He's an extraordinary man, and wants to share his gift with others who lack sight. Why aren't organizations advocating for the blind more supportive? Next, hundreds of thousands are now getting high on medicinal marijuana legally, and they are on the roads. We put some users' driving skills to the test. Finally, a visual tribute to the space shuttle program.

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    Aftershocks: Egypt After the Revolution

    (8/2/2011) Egypt may no longer be in the mainstream headlines, but a new post-Mubarak country is taking shape, and so far, the results are unsettling. Correspondent Maura Axelrod reports that sectarian violence, in which Christians are being targeted, is worsening. And for women, the clock may be turning backwards. The revolution was inspiring, but what will the aftershocks be?

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    (8/2/2011) Egypt may no longer be in the mainstream headlines, but a new post-Mubarak country is taking shape, and so far, the results are unsettling. Correspondent Maura Axelrod reports that sectarian violence, in which Christians are being targeted, is worsening. And for women, the clock may be turning backwards. The revolution was inspiring, but what will the aftershocks be?

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    Vaccines and Autism: Mixed Signals; Hidden Treasure: A Million Dollar Scavenger Hunt

    (8/23/2011) Health officials in the U.S. have consistently denied that there is any link between childhood vaccines and autism. So why is the government quietly doling out big settlements to families who say just such a link harmed their children? Then, if you have an extra million dollars and you're going to die, what do you do? One man decided to create a treasure hunt with a twist.

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    (8/23/2011) Health officials in the U.S. have consistently denied that there is any link between childhood vaccines and autism. So why is the government quietly doling out big settlements to families who say just such a link harmed their children? Then, if you have an extra million dollars and you're going to die, what do you do? One man decided to create a treasure hunt with a twist.

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    Sun Storms: A Threat to National Security?; Dadaab: Inside the African Refugee Crisis

    (9/13/2011) A sun storm erupts, and the resulting electromagnetic pulse hits Earth, knocking out the whole electrical grid. Electricity is gone, with no way to restore it quickly. It may sound like something out of science fiction, but NASA says the threat is very real - and the consequences could be devastating. With the sun going into a very active phase, we ask, are we ready? And, an intimate view of a teeming refugee camp for hundreds of thousands who have fled ethnic violence and famine.

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    (9/13/2011) A sun storm erupts, and the resulting electromagnetic pulse hits Earth, knocking out the whole electrical grid. Electricity is gone, with no way to restore it quickly. It may sound like something out of science fiction, but NASA says the threat is very real - and the consequences could be devastating. With the sun going into a very active phase, we ask, are we ready? And, an intimate view of a teeming refugee camp for hundreds of thousands who have fled ethnic violence and famine.

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    Going South: Mexican Drug War Expands; Military Wives' Unlikely New Role; Viewfinder: The Tree Has a Secret

    (9/20/2011) Many tourists no longer want to visit Mexico because of drug violence. It might be time to cross another nearby country off the list, because Mexico's ruthless cartels are going international. Next, while their husbands are deployed, military wives earn extra money for their families by bearing other people's children. Should taxpayers be paying the tab? Finally, they are typical New Yorkers: they live in close quarters, create a big buzz, and can sting. They also require special handling, which can be challenging during a hurricane.

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    (9/20/2011) Many tourists no longer want to visit Mexico because of drug violence. It might be time to cross another nearby country off the list, because Mexico's ruthless cartels are going international. Next, while their husbands are deployed, military wives earn extra money for their families by bearing other people's children. Should taxpayers be paying the tab? Finally, they are typical New Yorkers: they live in close quarters, create a big buzz, and can sting. They also require special handling, which can be challenging during a hurricane.

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    Scientology: The Ex-Files; Viewfinder: The Hole

    (9/27/2011) Scientology is either a religion or a cult or a Hollywood insiders' club. Former high-ranking Scientologists fold back the curtain of secrecy, revealing how Scientology works from the inside. The Hole takes us to a part of Brooklyn where seeing a real cowboy on a horse is not an only-in-New York moment.

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    (9/27/2011) Scientology is either a religion or a cult or a Hollywood insiders' club. Former high-ranking Scientologists fold back the curtain of secrecy, revealing how Scientology works from the inside. The Hole takes us to a part of Brooklyn where seeing a real cowboy on a horse is not an only-in-New York moment.

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    Vladimir Putin: Absolute Power?; A Rebel's Story

    (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?

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    (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?

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    The Chile 33

    (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.

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    (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.

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    Yemen: The Pied Piper of Jihad; Daniel Kish: Blind As a Bat; Viewfinder: Special Delivery

    (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.

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    (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.

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    Blue and the Black: Chuuk Islands; Movember: Facial Hair for a Cause; Pakistan's Quiet Crisis

    (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.

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    (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.

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    The Miracle Baby of Haiti

    (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?

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    (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?

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    Fukushima Syndrome: The Stark Cost of Japan's Nuclear Embrace; Cuba for Sale: A Housing-Market Boom in the Making

    (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.

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    (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.

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    Egypt at a Crossroads; Berlusconi's Women; Jin Xing: From Military Officer to Ballet Dancer

    (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.

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    (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.

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    Mekong: Rising Tide; Farm Subsidies: The Sacred Cow in the Super Committee's Sights; Moose: What Else? On the Loose

    (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.

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    (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.

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    • EPISODE 32

    Chopper School: Training Helo Pilots for Afghanistan; South Sudan's Fight: From Independence to Survival; Viewfinder: Sacred Sanctuary

    (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.

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    (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.

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    • EPISODE 33

    The Blue and the Black: Chuuk Islands

    (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.

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    (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.

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    City of Fear: Islamabad in the Crosshairs of Homegrown Terror

    (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.

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    (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.

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    • EPISODE 35

    The Gift of Life; Viewfinder: Surviving the Peace: Preventing Loss of Limb and Life in Laos; A Cheyenne Christmas Story: Cy's Big Heart

    (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.

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    (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.

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    • 51 Minutes
    • EPISODE 36

    North Korea Refugees: Long Road to Freedom; Made in America: Tear Gas on the Streets of Cairo; Viewfinder: One Year, 90 Seconds

    (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.

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    • 50 Minutes

    (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.

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    • 50 Minutes
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