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FRONTLINE / WORLD; Pakistan: Children of the Taliban; South Korea: The Most Wired Place on Earth

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Series
FRONTLINE / WORLD
Program
Pakistan: Children of the Taliban; South Korea: The Most Wired Place on Earth
Program Number

802

Series Description

Originally developed by FRONTLINE producers in conjunction with public television stations KQED San Francisco and WGBH Boston, FRONTLINE/World launched in 2002 as a national public TV series that turns its lens on the global community, covering countries and cultures rarely seen on American television. FRONTLINE/World completed its final broadcast season in June 2010.

Program Description

PAKISTAN: CHILDREN OF THE TALIBAN PBS's premier international newsmagazine returns with more "stories from a small planet," starting in Pakistan, where correspondent Sharmeen Obaid investigates the increasing power and influence of a new branch of the Taliban that is helping make the country one of the Obama administration's top foreign policy concerns. Rebroadcast May 26, 2009 as part of Frontline/World: Pakistan Under Siege.

SOUTH KOREA: THE MOST WIRED PLACE ON EARTH After a financial meltdown in the 1990s, the South Korean government decided on a bold bailout plan for the country: It would reinvent itself with high tech, investing billions in an ultra-high-speed broadband network that would connect everyone in the country. Now, in The Most Wired Place on Earth, FRONTLINE/World correspondent Douglas Rushkoff—one of America’s leading writers and thinkers about our new wired world—travels to South Korea to take the measure of the country’s digital revolution, and to understand its impact on the lives of ordinary Koreans, including the problem of Internet addiction. Rushkoff’s journey is part of a larger FRONTLINE project, Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier, a yearlong, multiplatform exploration of what it means to be human in a wired world. The project unfolds online at www.pbs.org/frontline/digitalnation and will build toward a national television broadcast on FRONTLINE in 2010.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Politics and Government
Technology
Social Issues - Addiction
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Social Issues
Global Affairs
Creators
Obaid, Sharmeen (Reporter)
Rushkoff, Douglas (Reporter)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE / WORLD; Pakistan: Children of the Taliban; South Korea: The Most Wired Place on Earth,” GBH Archives, accessed March 3, 2024, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6788C38403DD47F1ABF329001DD1B168.
MLA: “FRONTLINE / WORLD; Pakistan: Children of the Taliban; South Korea: The Most Wired Place on Earth.” GBH Archives. Web. March 3, 2024. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6788C38403DD47F1ABF329001DD1B168>.
APA: FRONTLINE / WORLD; Pakistan: Children of the Taliban; South Korea: The Most Wired Place on Earth. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6788C38403DD47F1ABF329001DD1B168
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