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Nguba Connection, The
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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

In the village of Jalab in Senegal, West Africa, a program about peanuts. This odyssey into the world of peanuts is the story about two societies -- one affluent and rich (US) and the other third world poor (Senegal). When slave traders were shipping their human cargo, they carried a staple high in calories and protein to feed the slaves packed into ships: peanuts. So the peanut, which had been brought from South America to Africa by earlier traders, found its way back to the Americas. With it, the slaves brought their African word - Nguba - later to become "goober."



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Global Affairs
Chicago: “World; Nguba Connection, The,” 04/06/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AEA653BEFAD7421CB35BEE349E425C72.
MLA: “World; Nguba Connection, The.” 04/06/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AEA653BEFAD7421CB35BEE349E425C72>.
APA: World; Nguba Connection, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AEA653BEFAD7421CB35BEE349E425C72
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