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World Special
Cambodia: A Nation Is Dying
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Documentary series with international stories. Predecessor to FRONTLINE, executive producer David Fanning. Five seasons from 1978-1981. "WORLD has presented a series of international documentaries. One of our concerns has been to show the world as others see it, and we are committed to the idea that we should include those who normally don't have a chance to have their voices heard." -- quote from opening to Blacks Britannica (1978) Series release date: 1978

Program Description

Caught in the cross-fire of big power politics, tyrannized by their own leaders, Cambodia's people have been ravaged by war, repression, disease, famine. There were seven million Cambodians ten years ago; some three million have died since then. This program traces the impact of the Vietnam War, the fall of Prince Sihanouk, the Khmer Rouge Pol Pot regime through footage shot by Swiss journalist Hans Peter Stalder and an interview with Dith Pran. Narrated by Stanley Karnow.



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Global Affairs
Chicago: “World Special; Cambodia: A Nation Is Dying,” 01/25/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A65B9AD81D24054811BC4E32DF799C0.
MLA: “World Special; Cambodia: A Nation Is Dying.” 01/25/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A65B9AD81D24054811BC4E32DF799C0>.
APA: World Special; Cambodia: A Nation Is Dying. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A65B9AD81D24054811BC4E32DF799C0
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