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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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    Closing Al Asad Airbase: Anatomy of a Troop Withdrawal; Wounded Warriors: Healing Scars

    (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.

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    (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.

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    The Pedophile Hunters

    (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.

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    (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.

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    In Their Sights: The Kill-Capture Policy in Afghanistan; Post Offices: Rural, Rustic, Relics?

    (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.

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    (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.

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    Falklands Friction; Wounded Warriors: Veterans Farms

    (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.

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    (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.

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    True Believers: Faith Over Fear for China's Christian Underground; The Silverton Standard: A Newspaper Survival Story

    (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.

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    (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.

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    Iran and the Bomb; Maverick: Eat, Pray, Give

    (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.

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    (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.

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    Syria's Freedom Fighters; Digging Out: Iraq Archaeology Re-Emerges

    (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.

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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.

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    After the Tsunami; Life Support: Rural Healthcare in America; Viewfinder: Witnesses to Disaster

    (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.

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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.

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    Lost At Sea; Bearing the Cross: Christian Persecution in the Middle East; Viewfinder: Sacred Sanctuary

    (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.

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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.

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    Safe Haven: Wild Animals, Tame Surroundings; Four-Legged Library: Books By Burro

    (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.

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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.

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    Geert Wilders: Europe's Anti-Islam Bullhorn and Bully; Double Jeopardy: The Two Lives of Citizen Judges; Viewfinder: A Hainan Homecoming

    (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.

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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.

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    Burma: Democracy On the Edge; The Resurrection of Christchurch

    (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.

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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.

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    Water Crisis On the Nile; The Cardboard Cathedral; The Surprising Life of Death Valley

    (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.

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    (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.

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    Christian Persecution in the Middle East; Maverick: Eat, Pray, Give; Four-Legged Library: Books By Burro

    (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.

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    (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.

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    Unfortunate Brother: The Korean Unification Question; Curtain Call: The Central City Opera

    (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.

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    (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.

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    The Two Irelands; Therapy Dogs: Hope On Four Paws

    (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.

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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.

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

    (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.

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    (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.

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