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World; Long Wait of the Dragon, The

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Long Wait of the Dragon, The
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Series Description

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

Narrator Ron Pickering's personal journey in the People's Republic of China.

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Broadcast program

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Peoples of East Asia
Global Affairs
Pickering, Ron (Host)
Taylor, Richard (Executive Producer)
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WGBH Educational Foundation
Chicago: “World; Long Wait of the Dragon, The,” GBH Archives, accessed February 23, 2024,
MLA: “World; Long Wait of the Dragon, The.” GBH Archives. Web. February 23, 2024. <>.
APA: World; Long Wait of the Dragon, The. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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